Warner Bros. Announces Deal To Give Netflix Access To Movies With 28-Day Window
This afternoon, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced new agreements with Netflix that gives them access to new release DVD and Blu-ray titles after a 28-day window. There has been a lot of talk lately about the potential for these kinds of content deals where the studios force someone like Netflix to wait 28 days to rent physical DVDs, with the upside being that it gives Netlfix access to more digital content faster. What I'd like to know is exactly how much digital content Netflix gets under this new agreement and how quickly Netflix gets access to it. I've asked Warner Bros. for an answer on this and will update the post if they give me one. But until we know that, I think it's pretty hard to say it's a win for Netflix or for consumers. We need to first know the size of the digital library Netflix is getting access to.