Netflix, Amazon Announce New Deals with Disney-ABC

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Netflix has extended its partnership with Disney-ABC, and Amazon announced a new partnership with the group.

"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 but always excellent programming from the different channels and networks are favorites of our members and we are thrilled to broaden the scope and extend the terms or our relationship."

New content to come out of the deal for Netflix includes:

  • ABC Family's "Switched at Birth"
  • Prior season episodes of Disney Channel's animated series "Kick Buttowski"
  • All episodes of the ABC thriller "Alias"

The following will continue on Netflix as part of the extended deal:

  • Prior season episodes of "Grey's Anatomy," "Desperate Housewives," and "Private Practice"
  • All episodes of "Lost," "Brothers & Sisters," and "Ugly Betty"
  • Prior season episodes of "Army Wives"
  • "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," "Melissa & Joey," and "Make It or Break It"
  • Various content from the Disney Channel including: "Phineas and Ferb," " Good Luck Charlie," "The Suite Life on Deck," and "Hannah Montana"

Amazon lists the following as new offerings for Prime members:

  • Prior seasons of "Grey's Anatomy"
  • All episodes of "Lost"
  • Prior seasons of "Phineas & Ferb"
  • Prior seasons of ABC Family's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," including the most recently aired episodes from summer 2011
  • Prior seasons of Marvel's animated shows "Spider-Man," "X-Men Evolution," "Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers" and "Iron Man: Extremis"
  • All episodes of ABC Family's "Greek"
  • All episodes of "Felicity" from ABC Studios

"We are excited to add some of the very best content available from Disney-ABC to Prime instant video," said Brad Beale, director of video content acquisition for Amazon. "This includes every episode of past seasons from the ABC hits Lost and Grey's Anatomy, fan favorites like Felicity and Greek, the popular Disney Channel show Phineas & Ferb and great animated series from Marvel. We're working hard to add even more selection for Kindle Fire customers and Prime members leading up to the holidays, and expect to have nearly 13,000 titles available in Prime instant video by early next year."

Financial terms of either deal were not disclosed.

Chris Crum
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