Netflix Delays Fox and Universal Releases, Bargins for more Instant Watch

Published Friday, April 9, 2010 12:44 PM


Well I called it, Netflix is making deals left and right with movie companies to delay their movies 28 days from coming to Netflix. They just made deals with Fox and Universal and last January they made a deal with Warner Bros.

I don't know how to feel about this! I can wait for movies to come out on Netflix but I can't help but feeling like I've been cheated in some way. The Only thing that is redemptive is that Netflix is bargaining for more streaming material for their instant watch section.

I am an big fan of instant watch and with the new Fox and Universal deals we gained Lie to Me, Bones, 24, King of the Hill, Prison Break, Arrested Development and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. We also gained "premium domestic films" like Gosford Park and Billy Elliott and "library films" including The Pianist, Being John Malkovich and Do the Right Thing.

That is a good thing and I hope that they didn't trade the delay for a single insertion of those titles. It seems most of those titles will expire in the next year, so I wonder if they will be replaced by something else or if they will get renewed at some point.

Oh well it's good to see new content and I trust that Netflix knows what they are doing.

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