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Netflix and Disney-ABC extend US partnership

31 October 2011
Netflix and Disney-ABC extend US partnership

Netflix and Disney-ABC Television Group have extended their existing licensing agreement to allow for existing and new content to be streamed via the internet in the US.

The deal allows Netflix to continue streaming episodes from ABC Studios, Disney Channel and ABC Family online, as well as adding new shows to its line-up. Episodes from new seasons of current Disney-ABC series will be available on Netflix 30-days after the last episode of each season airs on TV.

New content includes ABC Family’s Switched at Birth series, prior season episodes of Disney Channel’s Kick Buttowski and episodes of the ABC thriller Alias. Among those extended as part of the agreement are Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Lost and Ugly Betty. Phineas and Ferb, The Suite Life on Deck and Hannah Montana will also be available from the Disney Channel library.

“Disney and ABC have been and continue to be an innovative and supportive partner for Netflix,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos. “The diverse programming from the different channels and networks are favourites of our members and we are thrilled to broaden the scope and extend the terms of our relationship.”

Jenni Baker, London

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