Netflix and the Mouse

Netflix and the Mouse: Disney leaves Starz to embrace another distributor.

Netflix will replace Starz as the exclusive subscription television service for Disney’s first-run live-action and animated films, per an agreement announced on Tuesday.

The deal, which covers films released in theaters from 2016 to 2018, will grant Netflix new Disney, Disney Animation, Pixar, Marvel and Disney nature titles. Disney’s deal for Lucasfilm has not closed.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, although Netflix’s will pay more than Starz had been …

Ah yes. “Will pay more than Starz …”

Our fine entertainment conglomerates are not in business for their health, but to maximize profits. And Starz loss is the Big Mouse’s gain.


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