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Ted Sarandos

Netflix Adds Miramax to its Streaming Library

Netflix has just signed another big Hollywood fish to a multi-year deal. Starting some time in June, Netflix members will be able stream  such classics as Bad Santa, Scream, Spy Kids, and Pulp Fiction and hundreds of other Miramax titles.

This marks a first for Miramax; it’s never allowed its titles to be released through a digital subscription service before. The new content will be added on a rotating basis, with a few dozen titles showing up at a time.

“Netflix is thrilled to enter into this deal with the new team at Miramax,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “Existing relationships with management and a shared affinity for these great films make this an important deal for both companies and for our members, who will enjoy instantly watching movies from one of the truly great film libraries for many years to come.”

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Netflix, NBC Universal Expand Streaming Pact

Netflix and NBC Universal expanded their multiyear licensing agreement, giving Netflix users who pay $8.99 and up for membership plans access to series from NBC and NBCU’s cable networks starting next week.

Series that are part of the pact include:

• Saturday Night Live (episodes from all 35 seasons, as well as day-after availability of installments from the 2010, 2011, and 2012 seasons)

• 30 Rock, The Office, and Law & Order: SVU (every episode from last season, as well as episodes from earlier seasons that were part of the previous agreement between the two parties)

• Friday Night Lights (all previous seasons, with this season to follow)

• USA Network’s Psych, In Plain Sight, and Monk (all prior seasons)

• SyFy’s Battlestar Galactica, Destination Truth, and Eureka (prior seasons, including more than 75 Galactica installments)

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