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Netflix to stream video content from Starz

Wed, 10/01/2008 - 8:15am
Mike Robuck

Starz Entertainment and Netflix announced an agreement today that gives Netflix access to Starz’ streaming video content.

Netflix’s broadband subscribers will receive the content – which includes movies, TV shows and concerts – from the “Starz Play” broadband subscription movie service. Access to the Starz Play content will be included in Netflix members’ current monthly subscription fee.

The deal adds 2,500 additional movies and other content choices to Netflix’s video library, which the company said now contains more than 12,000 movies and TV shows. Netflix subscribers can also access a live feed of the Starz TV network on their PCs as part of the agreement, without it impacting the number of DVDs they receive as part of their monthly plans.

The first of the Starz titles, approximately 1,000, are available now at the Netflix Web site, with more titles slated in the coming weeks.

Beginning today, Netflix and Starz Play will offer a sneak preview of the first full episode of "Crash" in advance of the Starz primetime premiere on Oct. 17 at 10 p.m. EST. "Crash" will remain a staple in the Starz Play programming mix, and new episodes will debut day-and-date with new episode premieres.

Netflix also said that as part of the deal it will offer a Starz Play-only subscription for $7.99 per month. Financial terms of the agreement weren’t released.

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