Netflix Canada Strikes Disney Deal

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Netflix streaming service in Canada has reached a multiyear exclusive agreement with Walt Disney Studios that will bring first-run live-action and animated feature titles to subscribers roughly eight months following theatrical release.

Beginning in mid-2015, the deal will encompass movies from Disney’s live-action slate, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, Disneynature and DreamWorks Studios.

The Canada deal will end up kicking off earlier than a U.S. agreement reached in 2012, due to a previous deal between Disney and cable channel Starz for recently released features. The U.S. Disney-Netflix partnership is set to begin in 2016.

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