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Netflix has more than 5 million subscribers in France

FILE PHOTO of The Netflix logo is seen at its office in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo GLOBAL BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD

PARIS (Reuters) – Netflix now has more than 5 million subscribers in France, a spokesman for the U.S. video streaming giant said on Wednesday, confirmed a report by newspaper Le Figaro.

This means that the Los Gatos, Calif. – based company has more subscribers in France than Canal Plus, the country’s number one pay-TV group, a wholly owned subsidiary of media group Vivendi, with 4.76 million subscribers at the end of September.

Netflix has about 130 million subscribers in more than 190 countries.

After a timid debut in France, the service has seen its customer base grow thanks to a richer catalogue of films and series and the increased interest of the younger generations for on-demand videos online.

Reporting by Gwenaelle Barzic; Writing by Mathieu Rosemain; Editing by Leigh Thomas

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