New York – Netflix (NASD: NFLX) has signed a multi-year deal to stream
new release and library titles to subscribers from EPIX, the pay-TV and
video-on-demand joint venture between Viacom’s (NYSE: VIA) Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate
and MGM. Beginning on Sept. 1, Netflix will offer EPIX-controlled titles 90
days after their premium pay-TV and subscription-on-demand debuts.
over half of its 14 million subscribers used its Instant Streaming feature to
watch a TV show or movie online during the second quarter.
"Adding EPIX to
our growing library of streaming content, as the exclusive Internet-only
distributor of this great content, marks the continued emergence of Netflix as
a leader in entertainment delivered over the Web," said Netflix chief
content officer Ted Sarandos.
"The EPIX deal is an example of the
innovative ways in which we’re partnering with major content providers to
broaden the scope and freshness of choices available to our members to watch
instantly over the Internet."