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Netflix Adding Movies From Starz; Live Feed of Channels Too

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Starz Entertainment, owned by Liberty Entertainment, which recently closed down its consumer online movie service Vongo, is now adding its bunch of movies to Netflix’s (NSDQ: NFLX) growing online movie service. This will add about 2,500 movies, TV shows and music concerts to Netflix’s library of about 12,000 videos available for viewing online, reports WSJ. Netflix has been on a deal spree as of late, cutting deals with TV set-top box and game console providers to embed its online service within these devices…just last week it announced deals with *CBS* and *Disney* for making their TV shows available on the online version. Of course the online catalog is still small compared to its DVD catalog of over 100,000.

Under the new three-year deal, Starz will grant Netflix movie rights from *Disney* and *Sony*, and includes some big name movies…the first 1,000 of those videos are already on the Netflix service, with more coming soon. Also included: Netflix subscribers will be able to watch a live feed of all Starz channels online through the service. Netflix also said that as part of the deal it will offer a Starz Play-only subscription for $7.99 a month.

For Starz, which is now pushing its white-label Starz Play service for third party providers, this is the second major deal: the first one was with *Verizon Communications* through its FiOS TV service.