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Netflix signs deal to offer Disney movies in Canada

07/17/2014 12:08 EDT | Updated 09/16/2014 05:59 EDT
Disney has signed a deal to bring its catalogue of films to Canadian Netflix users starting next year.

Netflix Inc. and The Walt Disney Studios announced a licensing agreement Thursday that includes live action movies, Pixar computer animated movies, conventional animated movies, superhero movies from Marvel and Lucasfilm, in addition to Disneynature and DreamWorks movies.

New titles will appear on the service about eight months after appearing in studios. It's not clear if the deal includes Disney's extensive back-catalogue of existing movies.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

"We are delighted to be the new pay-TV home in Canada for the world's highest quality, most imaginative and entertaining films," Netflix Canada's chief content officer Ted Sarandos said.

Netflix has grown quickly in Canada since launching in 2010. The company doesn't disclose Canadian-specific numbers, but overall has 48 million customers in 40 countries around the world.

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