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Netflix buys NBCU scripted shows for the Netherlands

Bates_MotelNetflix’s Dutch service has acquired dramas including Suits, Downton Abbey and Bates Motel (pictured) as part of a package deal with NBCUniversal International.

The streaming service has today made two seasons of legal drama Suits and three of period title Downton Abbey available to its local Dutch subscribers.

Following later this year will be crime fantasy Grimm and all seasons of sci-fi drama Battlestar Galactica and in next year, Bates Motel will join the line-up.

NBCUI-distributed movies including Knocked Up, The Big Lebowski and The 40 Year-Old Virgin are also part of the deal along with Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels; Back to the Future I and II; The Chronicles of Riddick and Happy Gilmore.

“We’re constantly working to fill our service with the best titles and we are sure that our Dutch subscribers will appreciate these latest additions,” said Netflix’s VP, content acquisition Kelly Merryman.

Dutch consumers can subscribe to Netflix for €7.99 (US$10.87) per month.