Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX)'s global expansion kicks off today's look around the cable realm.
Netflix launched Monday in Brazil for BR$14.99 (US$9.04) per month, its first service debut south of the border. It expects to have streaming services lit up in 43 countries and territories in Latin America and the Caribbean by Sept. 12. Netflix, which won't be renewing its current deal with Starz Entertainment LLC , has more than 25 million subs in the U.S. and Canada. (See Netflix, Starz on the Outs .)
Regulators in Poland approvedLiberty Global Inc. (Nasdaq: LBTY)'s acquisition of Aster Sp. on the condition that Liberty, which already owns UPC Polska, sells systems that overlap in Warsaw and Krakow. Liberty will have to reduce its combined market share in those cities to no more than 40 percent; its current share is between 50 percent and 60 percent.