Netflix Partners with Twentieth Century FoxBy: Mike Fossum - May 9, 2012
Netflix has just announced a new, multi-year licensing agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. The new deal with make available various TV shows and movies to be streamed in Brazil and other parts of Latin America. Netflix launched in 43 territories of Latin America in 2011.
Netflix has been having a few licensing issues as of late, with studios being stingy in regards to making new content available to the service, and the alignment surely comes as welcome news to Reed Hastings an Co. Much like book publishers fear undercutting by Amazon, Hollywood has been weary of Netflix and other streaming platforms taking away from profits via cheap services.
As of July 15th, seasons of older Fox shows including 24, Prison Break, The X-Files and Arrested Development can be streamed, as well as current shows like How I Met Your Mother, Glee and Bones. On July 1st, Twentieth Century Fox classic films will be available, and more movies and shows will likewise be added in the coming years.
Users will be able to enjoy 24’s Jack Bauer and his enchanted armor:
Jason Ropell, Netflix Vice President of Content Acquisition, states, “We are thrilled to be bringing such favorites as How I Met Your Mother and Glee to our members in Latin America and Brazil. Our partnership with Twentieth Century Fox continues to grow and benefit Netflix members around the world.” Gina Brogi, EVP of Worldwide Pay Television and Subscription Video on Demand for Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, adds, “Because Latin America is such an important territory for the fan base of our shows, our partnership with Netflix serves as a vital opportunity to link that fan base with the characters and shows that they have come to know and love.”