Netflix gets French streaming rights to House of Cards from Canal Plus

Surprisingly enough, this is news: Netflix now has the French rights to House of Cards. While Americans have come to identify the political drama as a Netflix-exclusive series, the show’s first three seasons actually aired on the pay TV channel Canal Plus in France. Netflix’s acquisition of the show’s French streaming rights is a step forward for the company, which has faced some difficulty breaking into the French market. As in the U.S., season 4 debuted for French customers on Friday.

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