Netflix gets new content deal extension from Disney, ABC

Looks like Disney (NYSE: DIS) doesn't mind taking Netflix's (Nasdaq: NFLX) cash either; the company has re-upped with Netflix, agreeing to continue licensing library content from ABC Studios, Disney Channel and ABC Family.

The extension of its original $200 million deal also adds some new Disney and ABC content to the Netflix offerings, giving the streamer access to all ABC programming just a month after a season's final episode airs.

Among the series and TV movies extended as part of the deal include:

  • Prior season episodes of ABC current series: Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives and Private Practice.
  • All episodes of recent ABC shows: Lost, Brothers & Sisters, and Ugly Betty;
  • Prior season episodes of Army Wives from ABC Studios;
  • Series from ABC Family including The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Melissa & Joey, and Make It or Break It; and,
  • A wide range of content from Disney Channel including series Phineas and Ferb, Good Luck Charlie, The Suite Life on Deck, and Hannah Montana.

New content from Disney-ABC that will be added to the service include:

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

Earlier this month, Netflix signed a $1 billion deal with Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) and CBS for content from CW, a deal TW said was "its biggest" content agreement to date.

The eight-year deal calls for Netflix to pay $1 billion for rights to shows , including The Vampire Diaries and Gossip Girl, from the CW network--a joint venture between Time Warner and CBS--for at least the next eight years.

For more:
- see this release
- and this Netflix post

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