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In a new digital distribution deal between Twentieth Century Fox and Netflix, the shows “Glee” and “Sons of Anarchy” have been added to the streaming section of Netflix. These two shows are one of many which have been added to the Netflix library and provided for instant streaming to Netflix members. Additionally, Netflix signed a deal with Paramount Pictures that allows the site “exclusive subscription television rights to all first-run films” in Canada. This will allow Netflix to show various shows from Paramount before other providers such as HBO and Showtime.

What does this say about Netflix? It seems as if major production companies understand the popularity of Netflix and aim to take advantage of that popularity. At a time where television is viewed online after the actual showing on a physical television, Netflix provides an outlet for people who want to view their shows after they have already debuted. While most television stations have episodes available to view online, and Hulu also provides videos from multiple stations, Netflix has certain aspects that these sites don’t have. The lack of commercials within the videos shown in Netflix is definitely a plus, providing  movies and television shows for subscribers, and also showing full seasons of shows, rather than just a handful of episodes. By listing these positive aspects, it seems like Netflix understands its viewers better than most televisions providers.

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Written by carolynrvs

April 5, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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