Netflix signs multi-year deal with Disney

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Chris3123, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Chris3123

    Chris3123 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Disney movies are coming to Netflix streaming. :)

    Also, new direct-to-video releases will be available beginning next year, and a bunch of movies from Disney's catalog will be made available beginning Tuesday. :techman:

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  2. Temis the Vorta

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    Anything that beefs up Netflix streaming is a good thing! Even if we have to wait till 2016, by which time HBO will be ready to start streaming The Sopranos on Netflix. ;)
     
  3. Bah Humbug

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    I guess that this is good news but I'd rather have Stargate SG-1 back.
     
  4. Temis the Vorta

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    All Santa Hats so far. Nobody else is allowed in this thread. :p
     
  5. bigdaddy

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    For $74 you can buy the whole show from Amazon and never have to worry about Netflix. :)
     
  6. Dream

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    Netflix is now getting close to their final goal, world domination! :devil:
     
  7. Bah Humbug

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    I'm unemployed.
     
  8. Coloratura

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    Awesome! I continue to ♥ Netflix! :D
     
  9. Snaploud

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    The article says the Disney catalog won't be available on Netflix until 2016.

     
  10. Chris3123

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    They edited the article since I started the thread. It originally said that existing movies would be made available immediately.
     
  11. bigdaddy

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    Your point is what? If you can spend $8 plus tax a month it's only like 9 months of Netlix.

    Weird we have to wait three years, must be other contracts out.
     
  12. Coloratura

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    I wonder why they announced it so soon if it will take so long? Surely this doesn't benefit much of anything?
     
  13. Gep Malakai

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    NetFlix's stock price? Up 10 points in the last 12 hours. I'm sure they're glad for the bump.
     
  14. Coloratura

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    Ah, I see. Yes, I guess that could help. :lol:
     
  15. RoJoHen

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    My question is this:

    Will they only be allowed to play Disney movies that are currently not "in the vault?"
     
  16. Bob The Skutter

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    I know there was recently a WB TV Deal done for the UK but it seems Sky have a grip on the big movie studio deals. So I guess this deal or others like it won't be coming to the rest of us.
     
  17. ToddKent

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    Interesting tidbit from the article:

    The only original content from Starz that I've seen their season of Torchwood. And even though that season was deeply flawed I wonder if this means they might be willing take another crack at it.

    Or at the very least maybe they'll take a cue from AMC, HBO and Showtime and create some really great new TV. Then we all benefit.
     
  18. Alidar Jarok

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    That's the question. Although I have no idea why they continue such an antiquated system.
     
  19. Robert Maxwell

    Robert Maxwell so far this is a dumb future Premium Member

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    This sounds like it may be as much bad news for Starz as it is good news for Netflix. I haven't forgotten Starz' little tiff with Netflix a while back, which resulted in Starz pulling all of their content.

    Maybe Starz will do okay building more and more original programming, but I've not seen anything from them that's of, say, HBO-level quality, and if they spread themselves too thin, the quality could suffer even more.

    Long-term, this could be really bad for Starz. It could also be really good, if they have some kind of brilliant plan we don't know about.
     
  20. BillJ

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    I'm sure this will lead to another couple of price increases between now and 2016. Oh joy.