Netflix blocking access to US films in Denmark

Users won’t be able to cheat their way to content made available only for certain regions

There is four times less content available on Danish Netflix than in the US (photo: iStock) There is four times less content available on Danish Netflix than in the US (photo: iStock)
January 15th, 2016 11:22 am| by Lucie Rychla, Netflix, proxy server, film streaming
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The media streaming provider Netflix has announced plans to block access to content licensed only for specific regions, reports Jyllands-Posten.

Subscribers will no longer have the opportunity to use VPN and proxy serves for streaming films and series available, for instance, only on Netflix US.

This will greatly affect many customers in Denmark who have been using this method to watch content not offered in the local package.


According to Netflix, the company is requested to comply with licensing agreements made by content producers.

“If all of our content were globally available, there wouldn’t be a reason for members to use proxies or unblockers,” David Fullagar, the vice-president of content delivery architecture at Netflix, wrote in a blog.

READ MORE: More content headed for Danish Netflix users

More for less
As it currently stands, Netflix users in Denmark have to pay more for less content compared to other countries because of differences between regional licensing rights.

In 2014, Netflix customers in the US enjoyed four times more material than their Danish counterparts.

Netflix in Denmark offered 1,962 titles while in the US there were 7,855 titles to choose from.