Epix, Netflix Streaming Movies Deal
Epix, Netflix Streaming Movies Deal – The deal between Netflix and Epix is official. Paramount, MGM, and Lionsgate movies will start streaming on the first of September. This is huge news for those of us who use the popular Netflix programs that can be installed on a range of machines from the Xbox 360 to other home entertainment devices. The movies will be able to be streamed. They will be able to debut 90 days after they show up on the premium pay services. Streamers won’t get access to a number of films that are anywhere near their day of release on DVD and Blue-Ray, and fans will still have to go purchase the movies to watch them
The companies have been reluctant to release details, but many believe that the licensing costs could be as high as $1 billion over the course of the next five years. It will be interesting to see how this deal shapes up, and how many movies will be coming to the platform.
Hopefully, older movies from over the course of the last few years will be making their way into the deal. Films that would be included (hopefully) are “Star Trek,” “James Bond,” and the recent addition to the “Indiana Jones” series.
None of the movies will be streamed in HD, and both companies said that they would work on a deal for streaming HD movies “over time.”