Netflix Extends Disney/ABC TV Streaming31 Oct, 2011 By: Erik Gruenwedel
New agreement includes all episodes of “Alias,” “Switched at Birth” and “Kick Buttowski,” among others
Netflix Oct. 31 said it expanded an existing $200 million streaming deal with Disney/ABC Television Group, signed in 2010, that allows the subscription video-on-demand service’s subscribers to access select ABC TV programming 30 days after the season’s final episode.
In addition to mainstay hits "Grey's Anatomy," "Desperate Housewives" and "Private Practice," the agreement includes all episodes of recently ended programs "Lost," "Brothers & Sisters" and "Ugly Betty." Other programs include "Army Wives" and ABC Family shows "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," "Melissa & Joey" and "Make It or Break It." Disney Channel programming in the deal includes series "Phineas & Ferb," " Good Luck Charlie," "The Suite Life on Deck" and "Hannah Montana."
First-time streaming programming includes ABC Family series "Switched at Birth," prior season episodes of Disney Channel's animated series "Kick Buttowski” and all episodes of "Alias."
"Disney and ABC have been and continue to be an innovative and supportive partner for Netflix," said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer with Netflix. "The diverse but always excellent programming from the different channels and networks are favorites of our members, and we are thrilled to broaden the scope and extend the terms or our relationship."