Netflix Signs Disney Deal; Canada to Get “The Hunger Games” on Dec. 31


Netflix has announced they have signed a deal with Disney to show their content to the customers starting in 2013 with direct-to-video new releases, and later 2016 with feature films from a variety of studios:

Beginning with its 2016 theatrically released feature films, new Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios and Disney nature titles will be made available for Netflix members to watch instantly in the pay TV window on multiple platforms, including television, tablets, computers and mobile phones. Also included in the agreement are high-profile Disney direct-to-video new releases, which will be made available on Netflix starting in 2013.

Separately, Disney and Netflix have reached agreement on a multi-year catalog deal that today brings to U.S. Netflix members such beloved Disney movies such as “Dumbo,” “Pocahontas” and “Alice in Wonderland.”

This is a huge deal for Netflix as the company seeks to continuously find ways to attract new subscribers. This looks to be one of them.

Netflix Canada to Exclusively Get “The Hunger Games” on Dec. 31st

In a separate announcement, Netflix has noted Canada will be the first to get “The Hunger Games” before anyone else, including the USA. The hit title will be available on December 31st.

“We are excited to be the exclusive online home for the Hunger Games in Canada, and we think that our Canadian members are going to be thrilled with the latest addition to the service,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix. “We are pleased that our continued relationship with Alliance benefits our subscribers directly.”

In February of 2013, Netflix will exclusively debut the political thriller House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey.

Netflix costs $7.99/month and the first month is free. You can watch Netflix content from any iOS device, game console, or Mac/PC.

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