Friday 27 May 2016

Netflix Closes Deal To Become Exclusive Pay Tv Home Of Star Wars

Netflix has rolled out plans to beef up its slate of Disney content from September, when the online streaming giant will become the exclusive US pay TV home of Star Wars, Pixar and Marvel features. Word comes via the company’s latest blog post outlining the projects set to be added throughout the summer. Those original features include Brad Pitt-fronted drama War Machine, along with Mascots, the comedy flick helmed by Christopher Guest.

In terms of Netfilx’s new Disney partnership, the company didn’t disclose exactly which titles will be hitting the digital platform in the fall. That said, the extract below does indicate subscribers will be privy to the “latest films coming out of the House of Mouse, indicating Netflix users will be able to stream Star Wars content and the like before they’re available on any other service, as opposed to the exclusive roster of series that include Daredevil, Jessica Jones et al.

From September onwards, Netflix will become the exclusive US pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar. And we’re excited to be bringing you new and exclusive Netflix Original movies including Mascots from the master of low-key comedy Christopher Guest and War Machine, from acclaimed Australian director David Michod and starring Brad Pitt, in the serio-comic tale of the U.S. military adventure in Afghanistan.

There’s also word of some of those new additions making their Netflix debut throughout the summer, including the Jurassic Park trilogy, Adam McKay’s award-winning financial drama The Big Short, Back to the Future, and Universal’s The Fast & the Furious series.
In light of today’s announcement, Netflix has now closed an official partnership deal with Disney, which ought to send the company’s subscriber count into the stratosphere from September onwards – if it wasn’t already.


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