Online movie rental service Netflix announced seperate deals with Disney-ABC and CBS that allow Netflix to stream their most popular TV shows. All of this is planned to kick-off next month. Successful TV shows like CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation can be instantly streamed twenty-four hours after the actual air-time.
The two deals with ABC and CBS add meaningfully to a growing library of 12,000 choices that Netflix members can watch. Besides offering several episodes of hit series like CSI: Miami and CSI: New York CBS promised to add two more success shows like NCIS and Numb3rs which are both back for a sixth and fifth season.
Netflix’s press release also describes that Disney will add content by offering three of the channel’s originals, namely Hannah Montana, Wizzards of Waverly Place and The Suite Life on Deck.
“We are thrilled to enter into these relationships with CBS and Disney Channel and build upon their innovative distribution strategies,” said Robert Kyncl, vice president of content acquisition for Netflix. “We have a shared interest in granting fans expanded access to and strengthening the networks’ key shows.”
As the company continues to expand its online content offerings we also notice more and more partnerships with market leaders in consumer electronics. These partnerships have to increase the amount of network devices that can instantly stream movies and TV shows directly from Netflix to subscriber’s TVs.