Summary Box: Netflix expands to the UK, Ireland

COMING TO EUROPE: Netflix Inc. plans to offer its online subscription service in the United Kingdom and Ireland starting early next year.

WHAT’S AVAILABLE: Subscribers will get unlimited TV shows and movies streaming online to their televisions, computers and devices for a monthly fee. Details about pricing, content and supported devices will be disclosed closer to launch.

PAST EXPANSION: Netflix added Canada in 2010 and 43 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in September. The company has more than 25 million members in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.