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Netflix and ABC do a deal

Netflix and ABC do a deal

It’s not quite what you get on Hulu Plus, but Netflix has brokered a deal with ABC for much of its TV content, including current shows. The current shows will likely face a 15-day holdback from broadcast, but I assume for many Netflix users, that’s no problem. From the press release:

The agreement, brokered by Disney-ABC Domestic Television, will add significantly to the growing selection of movies and TV episodes that can be streamed from Netflix. Once made available to Netflix from Disney-ABC – which, for relevant programming, will be no earlier than 15 days after initial telecast – episodes can be streamed instantly with Netflix memberships starting at $7.99 a month. Among the highlights, Netflix members will be able to enjoy:

Prior season episodes of current ABC hit series Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives and, for the first time on Netflix, Brothers & Sisters, all of which are among the network’s most successful and popular TV franchises in recent years.
Every episode of recent ABC favorites Lost and Ugly Betty, the latter making its streaming debut at Netflix. Each season of several hit series from ABC Studios, including Scrubs and Reaper, which are both new additions to Netflix.

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