Wednesday, April 13, 2011

#Dutch expats want Dutch #movies


Almost all Dutch movies and series will be available on ximon.nl. It comes at a cost, but it is the same cost you pay at a rental. For expatiates however this is a God-send as the nearest rental store with Dutch films will likely be in Belgium or the Netherlands.

Getting the rights for all this material has been a big obstacle. For most recent material agreements exist and as always, it is the old material that proves to be a problem. At the moment almost half the pictures can be seen from abroad and this is expected to improve.

There is again some agitation to prevent illegal downloads in the Netherlands. The irony is that the film industry does still struggles to get its act together. What is the point of making something illegal when there is no legal alternative?
Thanks,
      GerardM
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