Netflix Relativity Deal Adds Movies To Its Online Streaming Catalog

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  1. Snaploud

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    Netflix Relativity Deal Adds Movies To Its Online Streaming Catalog

    NAKASHIMA | 07/ 6/10 05:44 PM | [​IMG]


    LOS ANGELES — Netflix Inc. is snatching away several movies a year that would have gone to pay TV outlets such as HBO or Showtime, under a deal with film financier Relativity Media LLC announced Tuesday.


    The deal, worth more than $100 million per year, highlights Netflix' strategy to migrate customers from ordering DVDs by mail to accessing them online over personal computers, game consoles, Blu-ray players, mobile devices and TVs.


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    About one-fifth of Netflix's 100,000 movie and TV show titles can now be streamed online.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/06/netflix-relativity-deal-a_n_636634.html

    Sounds great... I subscribed to netflix recently (mainly for online streaming to my tv). I'm happy to hear that they're making online streaming a priority.
     
  2. bigdaddy

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    That's because within 5 years they picture the mail part dieing down to almost nothing.
     
  3. Snaploud

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    Oh, I agree. It's just nice to see that they realize it. I like having lots of online streaming options, and that's only going to happen if they make it a priority.
     
  4. Mr. Adventure

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    They have a good selection but it doesn't feel like a fifth of their stuff is online. Or is it you just remember more when something you want is in the other 80%?
     
  5. Snaploud

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    I'm sure the 1/5th represents a lot of (relatively) older media. Most of the newest stuff is still only available on DVD. Though, that does appear to be improving.
     
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    I've noticed that they do rotate a number of older DVD titles between stream and not stream. last week treks three and five were both up on the stream, this weak they weren't.
     
  7. Nerdius Maximus

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    I've noticed that they get alot of the same stuff as Starz when it comes to new releases.
     
  8. Coloratura

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    I think they have a deal with Starz Play, and whatever shows on Starz will show on Netflix Instant Watch.
     
  9. Sakrysta

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    Ditto. I wouldn't bother with the mail at all if stuff I wanted to see was available streaming.

    And yeah, they have a deal with Starz to stream whatever movies they're currently running.
     
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