Netflix, Disney Ink Dutch Streaming Deal16 Oct, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Pact mirrors U.S. agreement set to begin in 2016
Netflix and Walt Disney Studios Oct. 16 announced an exclusive subscription video-on-demand distribution agreement for first-run and animated movies in Holland's pay-TV window beginning in 2014.
The deal mirrors a similar pact between Netflix and Disney in the United States, which is slated to begin in 2016. Disney currently distributes its content in the pay-TV window through Starz — an agreement that expires at the end of 2015.
Netflix launched SVOD service ($10.80 monthly) in the Netherlands in September, its 41st foreign territory.
Content includes The Avengers, Monsters University and The Lone Ranger, among others. Library fare includes The Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, Ratatouille and WALL-E, as well as ABC TV’s “Lost,” among others.
“Working with Netflix gives us the perfect opportunity to offer their members in the Netherlands a superb variety of Disney movies through a high-quality and convenient viewing experience,” Catherine Powell, SVP of program distribution for Disney, said in a statement.