Netflix extends Disney-ABC streaming deal


On the same day that Amazon announced a new content deal with Disney-ABC, Netflix announced that it had extended its existing licensing agreement with Disney-ABC Television Group. The extension covers streaming of hundreds of library episodes from ABC Studios, Disney Channel and ABC Family, but Netflix is also adding new content to its lineup of Disney-ABC series and TV movies.

Under the new agreement, 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.

Among the series and TV movies extended as part of the deal are:

Prior season episodes of ABC current hit series “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Desperate Housewives” (pictured), and “Private Practice”
All episodes of recent ABC favorites “Lost,” “Brothers & Sisters,” and “Ugly Betty”
Prior season episodes of critically-acclaimed “Army Wives” from ABC Studios
Popular series from ABC Family including “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” “Melissa & Joey,” and “Make It or Break It”
A wide range of content from Disney Channel including series “Phineas and Ferb,” ” Good Luck Charlie,” “The Suite Life on Deck,” and “Hannah Montana”

New content from Disney-ABC that will be added to the service include:

ABC Family’s smash hit series “Switched at Birth”
Prior season episodes of Disney Channel’s animated series “Kick Buttowski”
All episodes of the ABC thriller “Alias”

“Disney and ABC have been and continue to be an innovative and supportive partner for 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,” said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer, Netflix.