Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Netflix makes deal with Nu Image for early streaming movies

updated 09:25 am EDT, Wed September 8, 2010

Netflix lines up next deal for movies from pay TV

Netflix scored another coup for its Internet streaming today as it struck a deal to get movies from Nu Image and partner Millennium Films. The plan gives access to the same studios behind The Expendables and Righteous Kill (pictured), and will let Netflix start streaming videos in the same timeframe normally reserved for pay TV channels. While it would have the movies show a few months after their DVD appearances, it would improve the timing compared to other channels, which might have to wait for years.

The first movies confirmed to be subject to the deal are Son of No One, a major title with Al Pacino, Juliette Binoche and others that should arrive next year, and Elephant White, which will have Djimon Hounsou and Kevin Bacon.

Netflix has been making a string of such deals in the past few months, including Epix and Relativity. The service still depends mostly on its physical rentals but has faced stiff opposition from larger traditional movie studios that want to safeguard their traditional movie businesses. Direct deals with the smaller, individual studios gives them the rights without facing delays they might otherwise encounter. Netflix is increasingly the dominant Internet video service and has its footprint on virtually every platform, even including the new Apple TV.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

ActvContent Sync Smartband

Smartbands of all sorts are hitting the market. Some build on the buzz around fitness trackers, while others offer simpler features fo ...

RocketStor 6324L Thunderbolt 2 eSATA bridge

Like it or not, the shift to Thunderbolt is underway. The connection is extremely flexible, allowing for video and data to co-habitate ...

Patriot Stellar Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 drive

A vast selection of USB memory sticks means that consumers can often find exactly the size drive they need in a configuration that can ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News