Online Video Steven Kippel on 05 Dec 2012
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?