Twentieth Century Fox & Netflix inks distribution deal

MUMBAI: Twentieth Century Fox and Netflix, Inc have amended and expanded their non-exclusive digital distribution agreement, adding additional titles from Fox’s extensive television and movie library.

This new multi-year agreement allows Netflix to provide its members with instant access to a greater variety of programming, including additional television series such as the first season of the Emmy-award winning Glee and the first two seasons of the cult favorite Sons of Anarchy beginning on 1 April, with additional seasons being added annually.

In addition, library series such as Ally McBeal and The Wonder Years will stream instantly for the first time from Netflix. Fox will also make a number of library movies available to Netflix after their premium pay television license periods conclude.

"Our expanded non-exclusive streaming arrangement with Netflix maintains Fox’s flexibility to effectively manage both the content we offer, and the appropriate window of availability relative to our other distribution partnerships. We look forward to working with Netflix and our other partners to further enhance the choices available to audiences," said Fox Filmed Entertainment president of new media and digital distribution Peter Levinsohn.

Previously, the streaming agreement with Fox made seasons of TV shows available instantly from Netflix, including Lie to Me, 24, Prison Break, Arrested Development, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and X-Files amongst others.