Netflix in content deal with Warner for Canada

MUMBAI: Over the Top subscription service Netflix and Warner Bros. International Television Distribution have announced an exclusive licensing agreement allowing Netflix members in Canada to instantly watch previous seasons of dramas and films from Warner Bros.

The first two seasons of ‘The Vampire Diaries‘, the teen supernatural drama, are now available on Netflix Canada with season three following on 1 January 2013. Complete previous seasons of ‘Pretty Little Liars‘, the mystery-thriller following four teen friends whose clique falls apart with the disappearance of their queen bee, and Fringe, the science fiction series from J.J. Abrams, will also be available in Canada on January 1.

Also coming to Netflix as part of the agreement is ‘The Hangover Part II‘; ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘ and the comedy, ‘Horrible Bosses‘ with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman, as well as other Warner Bros. titles that will be exclusively available online on Netflix Canada for a limited period following their pay television window.
Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said, "We are thrilled to be the exclusive online subscription home for ‘The Vampire Diaries‘, ‘Pretty Little Liars‘, ‘Fringe‘ and great Warner Bros. feature films in Canada. Over the years, we‘ve learned that our members love to immerse themselves in serialized dramas and great movies, and we think that our Canadian members are going to love these latest additions to the service."

Warner Bros. International Television president Jeffrey R. Schlesinger said, "We are pleased to extend our great relationship with Netflix to the benefit of their Canadian subscribers -- giving them access to full past seasons of some of our most popular and addictive serialized dramas and blockbuster feature film titles".

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