Netflix is already well on it’s way to becoming a Hollywood movie and TV powerhouse, producing and distributing it’s own original content to over 80 million paid subscribers around the world – now however the streaming service looks set to dominate in a monumental deal that will change the way movies are distributed.
Starting from September, Netflix will have exclusive early access to the latest films from studio giant Disney, including it’s colossal Marvel, Pixar, and LucasFilm divisions. The deal will certainly bolster the streaming giants movie catalogue that has come under some degree of criticism of late from it’s US-based subscribers.
To put it simply, it means that apart from DVD and Blu-ray releases, Netflix will be one of the first digital and broadcast providers to receive the latest movies from Walt Disney Studios – which of course includes franchises such as Marvel‘s Cinematic Universe, Pirates of the Caribbean and Star Wars, as well as animated classics like Toy Story.
The deal is a major turning point for Netflix, as it continues to compete in a saturated market that includes all major TV broadcasters, as well as fellow streaming services including bitter rival Amazon Instant Video.
Despite the recent Deal with Disney, Netflix is also committed to building upon it’s studio facilities as it continues to develop and produce original movies that include Ricky Gervais’ comedy drama Special Correspondents and the Brad Pitt-led biopic War Machine.
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