Great news here. Netflix’s instant streaming service has added a ton of value to a subscription. While the titles were pretty limited in the beginning, deals like this have continued to build a great list of mainstream films and independent titles.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) today announced deals with a number of leading distributors of independent film that will give Netflix members the opportunity to instantly watch hundreds of new indie titles in addition to the trove of existing independent films available through the Netflix service.
Netflix said it has consummated non-exclusive licensing agreements to instantly stream award-winning and critically acclaimed films from distributors The Criterion Collection, Gravitas Ventures, Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Oscilloscope Laboratories and Regent Releasing. Taken together, the deals expand the depth and breadth of films available to be watched instantly at Netflix and extend the company’s reputation as a leading source of independent film.
In all, some 300 new indie titles can now be watched instantly or will become available to do so early next year. In some cases, Netflix has struck output deals to stream all new releases from particular distributors as they become available during the course of the agreements. For only $8.99 a month, Netflix members can instantly watch unlimited movies and TV episodes streamed to their TVs and computers via Netflix ready devices and can receive unlimited DVDs delivered quickly to their homes.