Pin It Share on Tumblr






`

The Weinstein Company Will Stream Films on Netflix Instead of Cable

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 22 - 2012 0 Comment

To help Netflix compete with pay cable movie channels, The Weinstein Company has made a deal to make some of the studio’s foreign language, documentary and other movies exclusively available to users of the on demand Internet streaming media, Slashfilm is reporting. As a result, such films as ‘The Artist,’ ‘Coriolanus’ and ‘W.E.’ will premiere on the Netflix Watch Instantly service, instead of such movie channels as HBO or Starz.

The deal was reportedly made because The Weinstein Company’s research shows that certain movies will likely perform better with Netflix subscribers, instead of on cable. However, the deal is viewed as a blow to cable company deals.

Other films making their pay TV premiere on Netflix include the Academy Award-nominated documentary ‘Undefeated,’ which was directed by Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin. The French-language World War II drama ‘Sarah’s Key,’ the French box-office record-breaker ‘The Intouchables’ and the documentary ‘Bully’ will also debut on Netflix.

Terms of the deal between The Weinstein Company and Netflix, the world’s largest movies and television subscription service, weren’t revealed. However, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos, said “we couldn’t be happier to be working again with (Harvey and Bob Weinstein), who have an unmatched track record of creating critically acclaimed and commercially successful movies.”

Written by: Karen Benardello

The Weinstein Company and Netflix

Processing your request, Please wait....
Categories: MOVIES, NEWS

Do you like this story?

Create an email alert for shockya.com Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Shockya on Facebook

.

Latest Movie Reviews

Kate Plays Christine – Movie

Kate Plays Christine Reviewed by: Tami Smith, Film Reviewer for Shockya Grade: B+ Director: Robert Greene Written by: Robert ...

int

The Intervention Movie Review

THE INTERVENTION Samuel Goldwyn Films Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Showbiz Grade: B Director:  Clea DuVall Written by: Clea DuVall Cast: Clea ...

A Tale of Love And Darkness Movie Review

A Tale of Love And Darkness Mo

Title: A Tale of Love And Darkness Director: Natalie Portman Starring: Natalie Portman, Gilad Kahana, Amir Tessler, ...

Imperium Movie Review

Imperium Movie Review

Title: Imperium Director: Daniel Ragussis Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, Nestor Carbonell and Sam Trammell. ‘Imperium’ ...

hp

Imperium Movie Review

IMPERIUM Lionsgate Premiere/Grindstone Entertainment Group Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: C Director:  Daniel Ragussis Written by: Daniel Ragussis from ...

.

.