PARIS Dec 4 Online video company Netflix
met with members of the staff of French President
Francois Hollande to discuss the possible launch of a streaming
service in France, a person familiar with the situation said.
"Netflix wanted information about the legal conditions that
would affect its potential arrival in France," said the source,
adding that the executives were visiting other European
countries as well.
Netflix sells monthly subscriptions that allow users to
watch television shows and movies via the Internet on their
televisions, tablet computers and mobile phones.
The service, which was born in the United States and is now
available in 41 countries, poses a challenge to traditional
television companies that rely on advertising as well as pay-TV
(Reporting by Julien Ponthus; Writing by Leila Abboud; Editing
by James Regan)