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October 31, 2011

Netflix extends content deal with Disney

To add new content to its lineup of Disney-ABC series and TV movies

By CBR Staff Writer

Netflix and Disney-ABC Television Group have entered into an extension of their previous existing licensing agreement that allows Netflix to continue to stream hundreds of library episodes from ABC Studios, Disney Channel and ABC Family over the Internet.

As part of the extension agreement, the on-demand internet streaming media Netflix is also adding new content to its lineup of Disney-ABC series and TV movies.

The agreement adds to the growing selection of content that can be streamed from Netflix in the United States.

Episodes from new seasons of current Disney-ABC series will be made available to Netflix 30-days after the last episode of each season airs.

As part of the deal, the series and TV movies extended include Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, and Private Practice among others.

They also include all episodes of Lost, Brothers & Sisters, Ugly Betty, and prior season episodes ofArmy Wives from ABC Studios, popular series from ABC Family including The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Melissa & Joey, and Make It or Break It.

Content from series Phineas and Ferb, Good Luck Charlie, The Suite Life on Deck, and Hannah Montana is also included as part of the deal.

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New content from Disney-ABC include ABC Family’s Switched at Birth, prior season episodes of Disney Channel’s animated series Kick Buttowski, and all episodes of the ABC thriller Alias.

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said Disney and ABC have been and continue to be an innovative and supportive partner for Netflix.

"The diverse but always excellent programming from the different channels and networks are favorites of our members and we are thrilled to broaden the scope and extend the terms or our relationship," said Sarandos.

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