Netflix nabs ABC titles
Netflix has secured exclusive streaming rights to Chris Lilley’s Jonah from Tonga and the drama series Serangoon Road for its Australian and New Zealand service which launches March 28.
In a deal signed with ABC Commercial, Netflix gets non-exclusive rights to a slew of other ABC shows including Rake, Redfern Now, Upper Middle Bogan, The Time of Our Lives, Janet King, Jack Irish, Crownies and Australia: The Time Traveller's Guide.
The deal also covers Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (Australia only), Lilley’s Ja’mie: Private School Girl, Summer Heights High and We Can Be Heroes and kids shows Angelina Ballerina, Barney, Bob The Builder, Sesame Street, The Wiggles and Thomas the Tank Engine.
Last December SVoD rival Stan announced a non-exclusive deal with ABC Commercial encompassing the same content.
Netflix has also nabbed exclusive SVoD rights to British dramas Broadchurch and The Tunnel from Roadshow Entertainment, and the rights to Roadshow’s extensive library.
Stan alone has streaming rights to first-release Roadshow movies and some TV series including Utopia.
Among the Netflix original productions that will be available at launch are season 3 of House of Cards (Australia only), Marco Polo, Bloodline and Marvel’s Daredevil.
Netflix has sole streaming rights in Australia to Disney titles including Frozen, Planes, Marvel's Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Saving Mr. Banks and Muppets Most Wanted, shared with Foxtel Movies' pay window.
As previously announced, Netflix has the exclusive SVoD window to Beyond Distribution’s Australian kids titles Lightning Point, the first three seasons of H2O: Just Add Water and the first season of Mako Mermaids and international shows Maya the Bee, Lalaloopsy, and The Hive.