Netflix said today it has reached deals with a number of distributors of independent film that will give its members the option to instantly watch hundred of new indie titles.
Netflix said it has reached non-exclusive licensing agreements to stream films from distributors The Criterion Collection, Gravitas Ventures, Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Oscilloscope Laboratories and Regent Releasing.
"We have always been committed to offering our members the most expansive and diverse library of films and TV episodes and have found that a large number of members enjoy the innovative, artist-driven nature of independent film," said Robert Kyncl, vice president of content acquisition for Netflix.
"These new deals are intended to delight our members with a mass of great new indie films and to continue to provide filmmakers and distributors with a big, receptive audience for their work."
In all, about 300 new indie titles can now be watched or will become available for viewing by early next year. Netflix said in some cases it has reached deals to stream all new releases from particular distributors as they become available during the course of the agreements.