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Disney-ABC TV Inks Streaming Deals

Disney-ABC Television Group signed streaming deals with Netflix and Amazon, expanding its online offerings.The company extended its agreement with Netflix, allowing the content provider to continue to stream hundreds of library episodes from ABC Studios,

The company extended its agreement with Netflix, allowing the content provider to continue to stream hundreds of library episodes from ABC Studios, Disney Channel and ABC Family over the Internet. As part of the deal, Netflix is also adding new content to its lineup of Disney-ABC series and TV movies. Episodes from new seasons of current Disney-ABC series will be made available to Netflix 30 days after the last episode of each season airs.

Disney-ABC Television Group also inked a deal with Amazon.com to instantly stream a broad selection of library content from ABC Studios, Disney Channel, ABC Family and Marvel to Amazon Prime subscribers. Amazon Prime members can watch these TV shows on over 300 different devices, including Kindle Fire.

"Disney and ABC have been and continue to be an innovative and supportive partner for Netflix," says Ted Sarandos, chief content officer, Netflix. "The diverse but always excellent programming from the different channels and networks are favorites of our members and we are thrilled to broaden the scope and extend the terms or our relationship."

“We are excited to add some of the very best content available from Disney-ABC to Prime instant video," says Brad Beale, director of video content acquisition for Amazon. "This includes every episode of past seasons from the ABC hits 'Lost' and 'Grey's Anatomy,' fan favorites like 'Felicity' and 'Greek,' the popular Disney Channel show 'Phineas & Ferb' and great animated series from Marvel. We’re working hard to add even more selection for Kindle Fire customers and Prime members leading up to the holidays, and expect to have nearly 13,000 titles available in Prime instant video by early next year.”

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