Starz Play Movies Disappear From Netflix Streaming This Week

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A little more than three years after arriving on Netflix's Watch Instantly streaming service, Starz is packing up its online package of movies and original TV shows and heading home at the end of this month. While the deal brought in high profile movies from Disney and Sony (not to mention shows like Spartacus and Boss), it's also caused problems with the availability of certain movies / features on the Xbox 360, a renegotiation of terms between Starz and Disney followed by the removal of Sony's flicks from the service last year. Finally Starz reportedly asked Netflix to change its pricing strategy to a tiered one, but the companies couldn't agree and renewal negotiations ended September 1st of last year. Netflix is trying to fill the gap with more deals directly with studios and offering its own original shows, while the selection of kid-friendly movies will be supplemented by a Dreamworks arrangement that kicks off in 2013.

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MinimeJer051697d ago

Part of the reason why I had Netflix was for the Starz content. Glad I cancelled my subscription.

Crazay1697d ago

That really really sucks for Netflix and customers. Starz has some amazing original programming.

Blink_441697d ago

Netflix is going down fast.

Crazay1697d ago (Edited 1697d ago )

I don't think it's going down by any sense of the expression. it's just that their agreement has lapsed and according to the contracts they need to pull it from their system. I don't think this is a dead deal by any stretch.

Kurylo3d1691d ago

your crazy if you think netflix is going anywhere. I canceled my cable subscription couple years ago and i have never looked back... why do u wanna pay $60 a month or more and get stuck with commercials... and garbage u dont want to watch lol.

Im mean i have like 50 movies on my instant cue that i still havent watched, but want to... Plus you really cant go wrong when u got every futurama episode :)

Soldierone1697d ago

I love Netflix, but I have to admit almost everything I watched on there was due to Starz....Once it's gone their streaming library is going to be close to nothing of interest to me.

I had to cancel my subscription two weeks ago, was about to renew it so I could watch video's on my Vita, but this has changed my mind.