Canadian Netflix subscribers have a happy new year to look forward to, thanks to a Warner deal that pulls in quite a load of popular content.
In January 2013, our neighbors to the North will be able to stream TV programs like The Vampire Diaries, Fringe and Pretty Little Liars, plus flicks including The Hangover Part II, Horrible Bosses, The Dark Knight Rises and much more. However, like other Warner titles, select premium movies will be saddled with a delay, to give Pay TV partners a chance to cash in on viewership first.
Even with the schedule shift, more content’s always a good thing, and there are plenty of people who’ll gladly wait a little longer to stream for the hottest shows and movies on the cheap. So Toronto, Quebec and all the other Canucks in the Great White North, put those holiday lists aside for a moment and start curating that hot list of Warner content. Next year will be here before you know it.
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS AND FRINGE COMING TO NETFLIX CANADA
Netflix Canada To Be The Exclusive Online Home Of Complete Prior Seasons Of Hit Warner Bros. TV Series And Feature Films
LOS GATOS, Calif., November 26, 2012 -Netflix Inc. and Warner Bros. International Television Distribution today announced an exclusive licensing agreement allowing Netflix members in Canada to instantly watch previous seasons of serialized dramas and feature films from Warner Bros.
The first two seasons of The Vampire Diaries, the hit teen supernatural drama, are now available on Netflix Canada with season three following on January 1. Complete previous seasons of Pretty Little Liars, the mystery-thriller following four teen friends whose clique falls apart with the disappearance of their queen bee, and Fringe, the science fiction series from J.J. Abrams, will also be available in Canada on January 1.
Also coming to Netflix as part of the agreement is the hilariously debauched, The Hangover Part II; Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises with Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway; and the comedy, Horrible Bosses with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman, as well as numerous other Warner Bros. titles that will be exclusively available online on Netflix Canada for a limited period following their pay television window.
“We are thrilled to be the exclusive online subscription home for The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, Fringe and great Warner Bros. feature films in Canada,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix. “Over the years, we’ve learned that our members love to immerse themselves in serialized dramas and great movies, and we think that our Canadian members are going to love these latest additions to the service.”
“We are pleased to extend our great relationship with Netflix to the benefit of their Canadian subscribers — giving them access to full past seasons of some of our most popular and addictive serialized dramas and blockbuster feature film titles,” said Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. International Television.