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Netflix inks deals with CBS, Disney to offer episodes of some shows

Tue, 09/23/2008 - 8:05am
Mike Robuck

Online movie rental service Netflix said today that it has signed deals with CBS and Disney-ABC that will let it show current episodes of those companies’ TV shows, as well as previously aired content.

The two deals, which were struck separately, will allow Netflix members to watch CBS and Disney shows on their PCs and TVs as part of their existing subscription plans without impacting the number of DVDs they receive.

The CBS deal will let Netflix subscribers watch current episodes of the original “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” when the show returns with new episodes next month. Beginning this week, current season episodes of the spin-offs "CSI: Miami" and "CSI: NY" join the roster.

The CBS agreement includes two additional current hit shows – "NCIS" and "Numb3rs” – as well as access to TV classics such as “Star Trek,” “MacGyver” and “Family Ties.”

The agreement for Disney Channel content centers on three of the channel's original series: "Hannah Montana," "Wizards of Waverly Place" and Disney Channel's newest original series, "The Suite Life on Deck.”

Next year, previously aired shows such as “The Replacements” and “Lilo & Stitch: The Series” will be available to Netflix subscribers.

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