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Netflix could be about to hit YouView boxes. The two companies are rumoured to be close to inking a deal that would see the streaming service become available to YouView customers.

It's not known whether Netflix would come to those who bought a YouView box off the shelf, or whether it would only come bundled with a BT or TalkTalk TV subscription.

The majority of YouView boxes are sold as part of a subscription, as standalone prices have remained high.

According to the FT, customers will be able to pay for Netflix along with their BT and TalkTalk TV subscription.

Netflix has already signed similar deals with other TV providers around the world, such as Deutsche Telekom in Germany and Bouygues in France.

The service is also available through a number of different platforms in the UK, including Virgin Media TiVo, smart TVs made by Samsung, Sony and LG, Apple TV, Roku and Google Chromecast.

Recently, it announced it was making its first foray into feature films, with a sequel to 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'.

It hopes to disrupt the business model which sees films released in cinemas first, and on streaming services much later.

It has already done so with TV – it releases series in their entirety, so viewers can 'binge watch' instead of waiting for the next episode.

If Netflix does come to YouView, it will leave Sky as the only pay TV provider lacking the streaming service.



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