Netflix signs content deal with Miramax for UK and Ireland

16 Nov 2011

Netflix will launch in the UK and Ireland in early 2012

Netflix has signed another content agreement – this time with Miramax – to bring more movies to its service when it launches in the UK and Ireland in early 2012.

The deal will see Miramax films such as Gangs of New York, The Hours, The Aviator, Chocolat, Scream and The Talented Mr Ripley arrive on Netflix when it launches in the UK and Ireland.

The service will let users stream films from their PCs, tablets, games consoles, internet-enabled TVs and mobile phones.

“Netflix is proud to be able to offer the unmatched mix of award-winning, independent and commercially successful films Miramax is known for,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer.

“Miramax films are already favourites of Netflix members in the US and Latin America and we’re sure they’ll be incredibly popular in the UK and Ireland, as well,” he said.

Netflix has already signed deals with MGM Studios and Lionsgate UK. The two previous agreements also included an exclusive deal which will see upcoming films such as The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hunger Games arrive on Netflix a year after its theatrical release.