Netflix earns exclusive Disney deal

Netflix earns exclusive Disney deal

Mark Twain once said, “The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” That must be the new motto from Netflix, who has been putting up with a lot of criticism lately, and even speculation that they will fall by the wayside now that they’re facing steep competition from companies much larger than they are (Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Walmart, Apple, etc). But there’s something to be said for name recognition, and that name has earned Netflix an exclusive deal with Disney to distribute digital streams on demand. The three year agreement begins in 2016, and is a blow to former Netflix partner Starz which currently has the broadcast rights to Disney movies.

Disney’s holdings include Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel and LucasArts. This treasure trove of content is any distributor’s dream. Specific titles will still be subject to licensure, and none have been named in this deal yet, but nonexclusive titles will begin to be streamed immediately. These tiles include Dumbo, Pocahontas and Alice in Wonderland.

What are some Disney titles you’re excited to see?

About Steven Kippel

Steven Kippel has worked as a systems designer for a leading high-end audio/video custom integrator in Southern California since 2003. He is responsible for researching new technologies and integrating them into existing systems and new construction projects. He has designed several high-profile systems for discriminating clients on the cutting-edge of technology. When he is not hard at work, Steven is spending time with his wife, playing with his band or promoting concerts and bands in the Inland Empire. His favorite bands include The Cure, U2, Eisley, Living Sacrifice and DragonForce.

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