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Miramax Partners With Netflix for U.K. Launch

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Netflix has sealed a deal with Miramax Films that will allow the service to stream even more content to new users in the U.K. from early 2012. Miramax becomes the second studio to join Netflix on its venture across the Atlantic, after Lionsgate signed up earlier this week.

With Miramax on-board, Netflix subscribers in the U.K. will be able to enjoy popular titles from the studio that include Chicago, The Aviator, Gangs of New York, and Pulp Fiction. As the Netflix library continues to grow, it’s nothing but good news for British users — such as myself — who are itching to sign up to the service.

Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer, said that Miramax films are some of the most popular amongst users in the U.S. and Latin America:

“Netflix is proud to be able to offer the unmatched mix of award-winning, independent and commercially successful films Miramax is known for. Miramax films are already favorites of Netflix members in the U.S. and Latin America and we’re sure they’ll be incredibly popular in the UK and Ireland as well.”

The catalogue of movies also includes Scary Movie, Scream, and Hellraiser, which suggests that selected Dimensions Films titles will also be included in the deal.

As the launch of Netflix over here in the U.K. gets closer, I’m looking forward to even more of these announcements. Keep ’em coming, Netflix!

Will you be signing up in 2012?

[via The Next Web]

Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...