Skype co-founder Friis working on Netflix rival

A new service called Vdio will join the growing number of companies with sights set on Netflix’s streaming service, the company confirmed to CNET today. And the person behind the company is none other than Skype and Kazaa co-founder Janus Friis.

In a statement to CNET today, Vdio Senior Vice President of Operations Scott Barrow, confirmed that Vdio will “let you instantly watch the best in TV and movies, right now.” The spokesman said that the service is “currently in closed beta” and will initially only be available in the U.K. The service’s pricing “will be announced at a later time,” Barrow said. MORE

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