Netflix and Twentieth Century Fox Announce Multi-Year Premium Pay TV Agreement in Latin America and Brazil
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, today announced a multi-year licensing agreement that will soon make a host of great TV series and films available for Netflix members to instantly watch in Latin America and Brazil.
All past seasons of 24, Prison Break, The X-Files and Arrested Development will be available for viewing beginning July 15, as well as current and past seasons of How I Met Your Mother, Glee and Bones.
In addition, Twentieth Century Fox classic films including Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Wall Street and Office Space, will come to Netflix on July 1, with more films and TV series to be added over the next few years.
"We are thrilled to be bringing such favorites as How I Met Your Mother and Glee to our members in Latin America and Brazil," said Jason Ropell, Netflix Vice President of Content Acquisition. "Our partnership with Twentieth Century Fox continues to grow and benefit Netflix members around the world."
"Because Latin America is such an important territory for the fan base of our shows, our partnership with Netflix serves as a vital opportunity to link that fan base with the characters and shows that they have come to know and love," said Gina Brogi, EVP of Worldwide Pay Television and Subscription Video on Demand for Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.
Netflix launched in 43 countries and territories in Latin America, including Brazil, in September 2011. Since then, the number of movie and TV shows available to watch instantly has more than doubled. Additionally, the number of devices members can use to enjoy Netflix continues to expand in the region and now includes a wide range of game players, Smart TVs, tablets, smart phones and Apple TV.
With more than 25 million streaming members in the United States, Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom and Ireland, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) is the world's leading internet subscription service for enjoying movies and TV programs. For about US$7.99 a month, Netflix members can instantly watch movies and TV programs streamed over the internet to PCs, Macs and TVs. Among the large and expanding base of devices streaming from Netflix are the Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 consoles; an array of Blu-ray disc players, internet-connected TVs, home theatre systems, digital video recorders and internet video players; Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Apple TV and Google TV. In all, more than 800 devices that stream from Netflix are available. For additional information, visit www.netflix.com. Follow Netflix on Facebook and Twitter.
About Twentieth Century Fox:
Twentieth Century Fox is a subsidiary of News Corporation. News Corporation's diversified global operations include the production and distribution of motion pictures and television programming; television, satellite, cable and digital media broadcasting and transmission, the publication of newspapers, magazines and books; the production and distribution of promotional and advertising products and services; the development of conditional access and subscriber management systems.
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