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Netflix Strikes Deal With ABC, Disney for Hundreds of Episodes & Movies

Netflix just keeps getting better and better. First it introduced streaming-only subscription plan in the U.S., then it added first-run films, and now the company has struck a deal with ABC, the Disney Channel and ABC Family Shows to provide even more streaming content.

If you felt eternally confused by “Lost” and you want to give it another go, or you have children that love “Hannah Montana”, then Netflix just gave you another reason to join.

According to the company’s release, the content will be made available via streaming no earlier than 15 days after the initial broadcast and includes a number of current shows and complete series. From the release:

  • Prior season episodes of current ABC hit series “Grey’s Anatomy,”  “Desperate Housewives” and, for the first time on Netflix, “Brothers & Sisters,” all of which are among the network’s most successful and popular TV franchises in recent years.
  • Every episode of recent ABC favorites “Lost” and “Ugly Betty,” the latter making its streaming debut at Netflix.
  • Each season of several hit series from ABC Studios, including “Scrubs” and “Reaper,” which are both new additions to Netflix.
  • A host of content from the Disney Channel, including the hits “Phineas and Ferb” and “Good Luck Charlie,” which are also new to Netflix; updated and expanded offerings of “The Suite Life on Deck” and “Wizards of Waverly Place;” and library offerings from the smash hits “Hannah Montana” and “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.”
  • A wide range of content from ABC Family, marking the introduction of ABC Family content streaming from Netflix.  Included are the hit series “Greek,” “Make It or Break It,” “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” and “Melissa & Joey.”

This isn’t, however, the in-season content we wrote about Netflix vying for the other day, as far as we can tell. Although the release mentions not streaming any content sooner than 15 days after its initial airing, it only mentions “prior season episodes of current ABC hit series.”

I, for one, can’t complain – I want to give Lost another shot to see if it makes any more sense the second (or is it the third?) time around.

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