Disney, Netflix Deal Adds New Shows, Expands Distribution


Disney has re-upped and expanded its online distribution deal with Netflix, allowing for some current shows on the Disney Channel to be streamed about two weeks after broadcast.

Episodes of some series will be available at a minimum of 15 days after a live broadcast.

Also, with the new deal, more ABC series in the library will be streamed. And for the first time, prior-season episodes of ABC Family shows will be available.

The arrangement makes available all episodes of ABC series such as "Grey's Anatomy" and "Desperate Housewives," except from the current season. For the first time, previous seasons of "Brothers & Sisters" will be accessible, as well as episodes of former ABC show "Ugly Betty."

ABC Studios-owned shows "Scrubs" and "Reaper" will also be joining the Netflix online service.

The content is accessible with a monthly Netflix subscription. In addition to some content over the Web, Netflix delivers to an Xbox 360 or Sony PS3 as well as Internet-enabled TV sets.




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