Netflix streaming service in Canada has reached a multiyear exclusive agreement with Walt Disney Studios that will bring first-run live-action and animated feature titles to subscribers roughly eight months following theatrical release.
Beginning with 2015 theatrically released feature films; Netflix Canada members can enjoy new titles from Disney Live Action, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, Disneynature and DreamWorks Studios. Approximately eight months after titles leave theaters – quicker than has traditionally been the case on premium pay TV – Canadian Netflix subscribers will be able to watch new releases from The Walt Disney Studios in the home and on the go.
Netflix launched its Canada service in 2010 and is now the home of first-run pay TV films from Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Animation, and 20(th) Century Fox, original series like the Emmy-nominated House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and Derek, and a wide-range of films and TV series from Canada, Hollywood and beyond.
The US Disney-Netflix partnership is set to begin in 2016.