Netflix secures Disney content for Oz/NZ service
Netflix today announced it will bring a wide range of live-action and animated films and TV programmes from The Walt Disney Company to Australia and New Zealand when it launches in March.
At launch, Australian and New Zealand members can enjoy a catalogue of Disney and Disney. Pixar film favourites, including Cars, Monsters, Inc. and UP, as well as popular TV programmes, such as Lost from ABC Studios, Jake and the Never Land Pirates from Disney Junior and Good Luck Charlie from Disney Channel.
Australian members also will see an expanded Disney catalogue that includes select Disney, Disney. Pixar and Marvel blockbusters, including Frozen, Planes, Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Saving Mr. Banks and Muppets Most Wanted. In the months following launch, Netflix also will have streaming rights to Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Maleficent and Big Hero 6.
"As part of our long-standing global relationship with Disney, we're thrilled to bring fan favourites like Tangled and Star Wars: The Clone Wars to Netflix members in Australia and New Zealand," said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer of Netflix. "We believe it is a great representation of the calibre of television and movies that our members will be able to enjoy in March and beyond."
“Disney is excited to join with Netflix to provide consumers in Australia and New Zealand with even more options when it comes to how and when they enjoy our fantastic entertainment content,” said Catherine Powell, managing director, The Walt Disney Company Australia and New Zealand. “In today’s world, subscription over-the-top services play a critical role in media consumption, and we’re delighted to bring our top-quality films and television series to these fans.”
Disney films and TV programmes join a slate of Netflix originals such as Bloodline, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Marvel’s Daredevil along with other licensed content for viewing on over 1,000 Internet-connected devices, including smart TVs, tablets, smartphones, game consoles and other set-top boxes, all for a low monthly price. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.