November 02, 2011
| by Rachel Cericola
People still aren’t over the whole Netflix craziness. The company still gets daily pokes on its Facebook page—and not in a good way. However, the company is trying to keep its remaining subscribers happy, by signing new streaming deals.
Netflix just announced its latest agreement, which is with the Disney-ABC Television Group. The new deal will basically extend what the two parties already have in place—so basically, you won’t have to worry about losing those episodes of Grey’s Anatomy anytime soon.
It’s an extension, which will allow Netflix to continue streaming that fan favorite, as well as other shows from ABC, the Disney Channel and ABC Family. The streaming service will also add new Disney-ABC series and TV movies as part of the new deal.
Look for prior season episodes of Grey’s, as well as Desperate Housewives, Private Practice, Army Wives, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Melissa & Joey, and Make It or Break It. They will also add recent, now-cancelled programs such as Lost, Brothers & Sisters and Ugly Betty. Some of the Disney Channel content will include Phineas and Ferb, Good Luck Charlie, The Suite Life on Deck, and Hannah Montana.
New content from Disney-ABC will include the ABC Family series Switched at Birth, prior season episodes of Disney’s Kick Buttowski, and all of the episodes of the ABC action favorite Alias.
Under the new agreement, episodes from new seasons of current Disney-ABC series will be made available to Netflix subscribers 30 days after the last episode of each season airs.
“Disney and ABC have been and continue to be an innovative and supportive partner for 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,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.