Starz Falling from Netflix
Say goodbye to a sizeable chunk of Netflix Watch Instantly content.
Premium movie content provider Starz has decided to cease contract renewable attempts with Netflix, who provided the popular streaming service with over 1,000 movie titles (including many Disney and Sony Pictures films shortly after their physical releases) and original content. Starz president and CEO Chris Albrecht issued the following statement explaining the drop:
“Starz Entertainment has ended contract renewal negotiations with Netflix. When the agreement expires on February 28, 2012, Starz will cease to distribute its content on the Netflix streaming platform. This decision is a result of our strategy to protect the premium nature of our brand by preserving the appropriate pricing and packaging of our exclusive and highly valuable content. With our current studio rights and growing original programming presence, the network is in an excellent position to evaluate new opportunities and expand its overall business.”
Their current contract is set to expire on February 28, 2012, so click on that Starz Play link and watch them while you can!