More than 20 new Canadian documentaries added and existing titles
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) announced today a new multi-year
licensing agreement with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), adding more than 20 Canadian documentaries and renewing NFB
titles already on the service for Netflix members in Canada.
Starting today, Netflix members can enjoy exclusive subscription
video-on-demand access to a wide variety of documentaries from Canadian
filmmakers, including popular titles such as Helicopter Canada, Life with Murder and The Boxing Girls of Kabul. The deal includes films in English, French, Thai and Farsi.
"We are pleased to extend and expand our relationship with the National
Film Board of Canada, one of Canada's most important cultural institutions," said Sean Carey, Vice President of Content for Netflix. "This deal represents the rich
variety of perspectives in Canadian filmmaking and we know our members
will enjoy watching them whenever and wherever they want."
"This latest agreement with Netflix underscores the appeal of great
documentary storytelling to audiences everywhere. As a Canadian leader
in socially engaged point-of-view documentary cinema, we're committed
to making these works available to audiences on the platforms of their
choice?and are delighted to be able to expand our offering with
Netflix, who've revolutionized the way people experience content
online," said James Roberts, NFB Assistant Director General of Accessibility and Digital
Many titles in this deal are streaming now, with more additions to
launch on the service in early 2014.
About Netflix, Inc.
Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with over 40
million members in more than 40 countries enjoying more than one
billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including Netflix
original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch
as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any
Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching,
all without commercials or commitments.
About The National Film Board of Canada
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) creates ground breaking interactive works, social-issue documentaries and auteur animation. The NFB has produced
over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 4 Canadian
Screen Awards, 7 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies. To access
acclaimed NFB content, visit NFB.ca or download its apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TV.
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SOURCE: Netflix Inc.
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