Netflix in Talks With DreamWorks Animation for Streaming Rights to Films

Jul 25, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Netflix is in discussions with DreamWorks Animation SKG to gain exclusive streaming rights to its films, with the DVD and streaming service replacing HBO’s pay-TV deal, reports Bloomberg.

An agreement might come as early as this week, the story says. The deal would signal the importance of online streaming to studios, which are struggling with a decline in DVD sales.

Netflix has digital distribution deals with Viacom-owned Paramount Pictures and with Lionsgate and Miramax.

DreamWorks Animation, which creates the "Shrek" films, has a contract with HBO through 2014.

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  1. Another sign DWA will soon be out of business/acquired by someone. I think this takes Time Warner out of play. Maybe Lionsgate or MGM could be in play as a merger? That seems to be all that’s left.

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