Netflix indicators licensing settlement with Disney, will probably be unique US subscription service for first-run movies starting in 2016

Netflix signs licensing agreement with Disney, will be exclusive US subscription service for first-run films beginning in 2016

Netflix simply introduced a few new offers with Warner final week, and it is now landed an enormous one with The Walt Disney Firm. Whereas it is nonetheless a number of years out, the corporate has introduced right now that it is going to be the unique US subscription tv service for first-run stay-motion and animated movies from Disney starting in 2016 — which means that theatrically-launched films can be out there on Netflix throughout what’s referred to as the pay TV window (ordinarily afford to HBO and the like). That deal additionally consists of first-run rights to direct-to-video releases, which can start showing on Netflix in 2013. What’s extra, the 2 corporations have additionally introduced a separate multi-yr settlement that may see in style Disney catalog titles like Dumbo and Alice in Wonderland be made out there on Netflix starting immediately. You will discover the complete announcement after the break.

Replace: The primary Disney flicks are showing on the service now, with Pocahontas, The Aristocats and One Magic Christmas now out there for streaming.

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Netflix and The Walt Disney Studios Announce Multi-Yr Premium Pay TV Window Settlement in america Netflix Members to Take pleasure in Watching Excessive High quality Movies from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios and Disneynature Dec four, 2012

BEVERLY HILLS and BURBANK, Calif., Dec. four, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq:NFLX) and The Walt Disney Firm (NYSE:DIS) at present introduced a brand new multi-yr licensing settlement that may make Netflix the unique U.S. subscription tv service for first-run stay-motion and animated function movies from The Walt Disney Studios.


Starting with its 2016 theatrically launched function movies, new Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios and Disneynature titles will probably be made out there for Netflix members to observe immediately within the pay TV window on a number of platforms, together with tv, tablets, computer systems and cell phones. Additionally included within the settlement are excessive-profile Disney direct-to-video new releases, which will probably be made obtainable on Netflix beginning in 2013.

Individually, Disney and Netflix have reached settlement on a multi-yr catalog deal that at the moment brings to U.S. Netflix members such beloved Disney films corresponding to “Dumbo,” “Pocahontas” and “Alice in Wonderland.”

“Disney and Netflix have shared an extended and mutually useful relationship and this deal will convey to our subscribers, within the first pay TV window, a few of the highest-high quality, most imaginative household movies being made immediately,” stated Ted Sarandos, Chief Content material Officer at Netflix. “It is a daring leap ahead for Web tv and we’re extremely happy and proud this iconic household model is teaming with Netflix to make it occur.”

“With this chopping-edge settlement, we’re thrilled to take our extremely valued relationship with Netflix to the subsequent degree by including Disney’s premier movies to their programming line-up,” stated Janice Marinelli, President, Disney-ABC Home Tv. “Netflix continues to satisfy the calls for of its subscribers in at the moment’s quickly evolving digital panorama, and we’re delighted that they’ll have a lot earlier entry to our prime-high quality and entertaining slate,” she continued.

Monetary phrases of the settlement weren’t disclosed.

About Netflix Netflix is the world’s main Web tv community with greater than 30 million members in forty nations having fun with multiple billion hours of TV exhibits and films per 30 days, together with unique collection. For one low month-to-month worth, Netflix members can watch as a lot as they need, anytime, anyplace, on almost any Web-related display. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all with out commercials or commitments. Study extra about how Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is pioneering Web tv at or comply with Netflix on Fb and Twitter.

About The Walt Disney Studios For greater than eighty five years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the inspiration on which The Walt Disney Firm was constructed. At the moment, the Studio brings high quality films, music and stage performs to shoppers all through the world. Function movies are launched beneath the next banners: Disney, together with Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; and Touchstone Footage, the banner beneath which reside-motion movies from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Data and Hollywood Data labels, in addition to Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses reside occasions, together with Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Stay!.

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