Netflix, Disney-ABC TV Group extend licensing agreement

MUMBAI: Netflix and Disney-ABC Television Group have extended their existing licensing agreement.

The extension allows Netflix to continue to stream hundreds of library episodes from ABC Studios, Disney Channel and ABC Family over the Internet. As part of the deal, Netflix is also adding new content to its lineup of Disney-ABC series and TV movies.

The agreement adds to the selection of content that can be streamed from Netflix in the US. Episodes from new seasons of current Disney-ABC series will be made available to Netflix, 30-days after the last episode of each season airs.
Among the series and TV movies extended as part of the deal include prior season episodes of ABC‘s series ‘Grey‘s Anatomy‘, ‘Desperate Housewives‘ and ‘Private Practice‘.

Additionally, all episodes of ‘Lost‘, ‘Brothers and Sisters‘ and ‘Ugly Betty‘, prior season episodes of ‘Army Wives‘ from ABC Studios, series from ABC Family including ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager‘, ‘Melissa And Joey‘ and ‘Make It or Break It‘, a range of content from Disney Channel including series ‘Phineas and Ferb‘, ‘Good Luck Charlie‘, ‘The Suite Life on Deck‘ and ‘Hannah Montana‘ are also part of the deal.

Among the new content from Disney-ABC that will be added to the service include ABC Family‘s series ‘Switched at Birth‘, prior season episodes of Disney Channel‘s animated series ‘Kick Buttowski‘, and all episodes of the ABC thriller ‘Alias‘.

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said, "Disney and ABC have been and continue to be an innovative and supportive partner for Netflix. The diverse programming from the different channels and networks are favourites of our members and we are thrilled to broaden the scope and extend the terms or our relationship."

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