Twentieth Century Fox and Netflix have announced that the companies have expanded their non-exclusive digital distribution agreement, adding additional titles from Fox’s television and movie library.
This new multi-year agreement allows Netflix to provide its members with instant access to a greater variety of programming, including additional television series such as the first season of the Emmy-award winning “Glee” and the first two seasons of the “Sons of Anarchy” beginning on April 1, with additional seasons being added annually.
In addition, library series such as “Ally McBeal” and “The Wonder Years” will stream instantly for the first time from Netflix. Fox will also make a number of library movies available to Netflix after their premium pay television license periods conclude.[ Also Read: Netflix Streaming with One-Click Remotes ]
“Our expanded non-exclusive streaming arrangement with Netflix maintains Fox’s flexibility to effectively manage both the content we offer, and the appropriate window of availability relative to our other distribution partnerships,” said Peter Levinsohn, president of new media and digital distribution for Fox Filmed Entertainment.[ Also Read: New Movie Download Service Launched ]
“Our members love TV shows, and making such pop-culture hits like ‘Glee’ and ‘Sons of Anarchy’ available to watch instantly reinforces our commitment to provide them a wider selection of programs,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer.[ Also Read: Paramount Offers Movies for Windows Phone 7 ]
Previously, the streaming agreement with Fox made a wide variety of prior seasons of hit TV shows available instantly from Netflix, including “Lie to Me,” “24,” “Prison Break,” “Arrested Development,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “X-Files” and more.[ Also Read: Boxee Box Brings the Internet to Your TV ]
Now in its sophomore season, “Glee” is a musical comedy about a group of eager and ambitious students who strive to outshine their singing competition to win Nationals, while navigating the cruel halls of McKinley High.
“Sons of Anarchy,” an adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones, explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that. Charming. “SOA” is now in its third season.