Netflix Partners With Starz On Instant Streaming
Online movie rental service Netflix has reached a deal with Starz Entertainment to make movies from Starz through its broadband subscription movie service, available to be streamed on Netflix.
Access to Starz’s movie service will be included with Netflix member’s current monthly subscription fee. Netflix members who have unlimited subscription plans, will have full and unlimited access to 2,500 movies from Starz. That includes access to the Starz TV network on their PCs and does not affect the number of DVDs members receive as part of their monthly plans.
Initially 1,000 Starz titles will be available at the Netflix Web site where they are accessible by clicking on the "Watch Instantly" tab on the Netflix member homepage. More titles will be added in the coming weeks.
Starz content features a variety of first-run movies, independent films, movie classics, extreme sports, concerts, anime, and Westerns.
"The coupling of Starz Play with our growing library of streaming content is an important step forward for both companies and for consumer choice," said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer for Netflix.
"Our deal reflects the creative ways we are working with content partners to expand the profile and the number of choices our subscribers can watch instantly over the Internet, in addition to the 100,000 titles we offer on DVD through the mail."