TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Netflix, Inc. and Radio-Canada today announced a multi-year licensing agreement to bring a variety of popular and critically-acclaimed French Canadian series to Netflix members in Canada.
Starting today, season one of the long running hit comedy Les Parent is available to watch instantly. Also, past seasons of series including the bittersweet family drama La Galere, and acclaimed documentary Amour Haine et Propagande will be available by the end of the year. Netflix members will be able to instantly watch these titles and many more streamed over the Internet to over 800 connected TVs, tablets, game consoles, computers, media players and mobile phones.
"We are excited to partner with Radio-Canada and add these great French Canadian titles to our growing catalogue of serialized TV," said Jerry Kowal, Director of Content Acquisition. "Adding high-quality content to our service in Canada remains a priority, and we are excited to bring such a rich mixture of series to our members throughout the country."
"Radio-Canada is proud of this agreement with Netflix, which reflects our commitment to providing home-grown audiences with our original Canadian content, when, where and how they want it," said Jean Mongeau, Executive Director of the Radio-Canada Revenue Group. "Radio-Canada is pleased to be able to explore new business models like the one proposed by Netflix."
Netflix is available to try one month free at www.netflix.com and charges a low monthly-unlimited viewing fee of $7.99 in Canada.
With more than 27 million streaming members in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, Canada and Latin America, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) is the world's leading internet subscription service for enjoying films and TV programmes. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can instantly watch films and TV programmes streamed over the internet to PCs, Macs and TVs. Among the large and expanding base of devices streaming from Netflix are the Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 consoles; an array of Blu-ray disc players, internet-connected TVs, home theatre systems, digital video recorders and internet video players; Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Apple TV and Google TV. In all, more than 800 devices that stream from Netflix are available. For additional information, visit www.netflix.com. Follow Netflix on Facebook and Twitter.
Radio-Canada is the public television serving French Canadians since 1952. It offers qualities viewing through a wide variety of features that are made in Canada for the most part. Radio-Canada's schedule includes news and current affairs, drama, entertainment, sports, youth and specialty programs. Radio-Canada plays a prominent role the Canadian culture, by initiating or producing numerous original drama productions featuring the country's best writers and comedians. The public broadcaster also supports French Canada's film industry in a substantial way.
SOURCE: Netflix, Inc.
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