Netflix Streaming 'Iron Man 1' and '2' in Latin America21 Feb, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel, Chris Tribbey
Robert Downey Jr. actioners not yet available to stream in the U.S.
Netflix said it has inked a new content license agreement with Paramount Pictures enabling its subscribers in Latin America and Mexico to stream an updated selection of movies, including for the first time, Marvel’s Iron Man and Iron Man 2.
The action-adventure movies starring Robert Downey Jr. are not yet available to the subscription video-on-demand pioneer's subscribers in the United States. While Marvel is owned by The Walt Disney Co., Paramount has distribution rights to select Marvel titles due to a prior agreement.
Other titles include Love Nonstop with George Clooney, Transformers with Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra with Channing Tatum, Shutter Island with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tropic Thunder with Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Downey Jr.
In addition, "Just for Kids" titles added include Shrek the Third, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and How to Train your Dragon.
"We are excited to expand our global supply of Paramount blockbusters … to our members in Mexico and the rest of Latin America," Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement. "These great films for the whole family add much value to our Just for Kids section, which already includes many of the world's top rated children's titles."
Netflix launched SVOD service in Latin America, Brazil and the Caribbean in September 2011. Since then, the number of movies and TV for instant viewing has more than doubled.
“We are delighted to be working with Netflix to offer Latin America customers the opportunity to access an extraordinary selection of hit movies,” Wendy Ferren, EVP and GM for Paramount Home Media Distribution International, said in a statement.