Lionsgate Grants Netflix Exclusive Movie Streaming Rights For UK And Ireland

This announcement comes one week after Netflix landed a similar deal with MGM to show movies in the pay TV window in the UK and Ireland. Here’s the release for the new agreement with Lionsgate:

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 14, 2011 – Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) and Lionsgate UK, a subsidiary of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE: LGF) today announced a new multi-year licensing agreement that will make Netflix the exclusive subscription streaming service in the UK and Ireland for first-run feature films from the studio.

Lionsgate UK titles will be available for Netflix members in the UK and Ireland to watch instantly in the pay TV window on their televisions, tablets, game consoles, computers and mobile phones, for a low monthly price. Netflix announced last month that it would launch its service in the UK and Ireland early in 2012.

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Netflix And MGM Strike Exclusive Streaming Deal For UK And Ireland Pay TV Window

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 7, 2011 - Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. today announced a new multi-year licensing agreement that will make Netflix the exclusive subscription streaming service in the UK and Ireland for most first-run feature films from MGM.

MGM titles will be available for Netflix members in the UK and Ireland to watch instantly in the pay TV window on their televisions, tablets, game consoles, computers and mobile phones, for a low monthly price. Netflix announced last month that it would launch its service in the UK and Ireland early in 2012.

Appearing exclusively on Netflix within one year of their theatrical release will be such films as “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and “The Hobbit: There and Back Again,” the highly-anticipated prequels to the Academy Award-winning “Lord of the Rings” trilogy by Peter Jackson, “Zookeeper” starring Kevin James, “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,” with Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton, and “21 Jump Street,” featuring Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill and Ice Cube.

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SAG Awards Submissions Open, Thesps Encouraged To Go Online

By | Monday July 18, 2011 @ 12:54pm PDT
Pete Hammond

SAG is trying to go green in a big way and today aggressively began encouraging more than 1500 publicists, managers and actors reps to submit performances online for nominations consideration rather than using the old standard submissions forms still available for download from SAG’s awards website or by calling SAG’sRead More »

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VIDEO: The Michael Cera School Of Acting

By | Tuesday September 21, 2010 @ 4:15am PDT

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R.I.P. Patricia Neal

By | Sunday August 8, 2010 @ 11:53pm PDT

The stage and screen and television star who won an Academy Award for 1963′s Hud and received three Emmy nominations died today of lung cancer at her home on Martha’s Vineyard. She was 84. After winning a Tony award for Another Part of the Read More »

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AFTRA Wants “Presidents’ Forum” To Discuss Merger With SAG

AFTRA_LOGO_SLOGOLOS ANGELES (July 21, 2010) – The Administrative Committee of the National Board of Directors of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA, AFL-CIO) – a national union of more than 70,000 professional performers, recording artists and broadcast

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Kitty Kelley’s Oprah Biography To Become Biopic; Who Will Play The Talkshow Queen?

By | Monday July 12, 2010 @ 10:45am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

 

oprah300UPDATED: Kitty Kelley’s controversial unauthorized biography of Oprah Winfrey will be given the biopic treatment. Veteran TV movie producer Larry A. Thompson has acquired the rights to the book, Oprah: A Biography, published in the spring by Crown Publishers, a division of … Read More »

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Kevin Bacon In Talks For ‘X-Men: First Class’ Baddie

Mike Fleming

kevin_baconI’m told that Kevin Bacon has the offer and is negotiating to play the villain role in X-Men: First Class. Not sure of his character, and they have to make his deal, but Bacon would line up nicely alongside James McAvoy … Read More »

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Brian Austin Green Joins ‘Housewives’

Nellie Andreeva

Brian Austin GreenBrian Austin Green is finalizing a deal to join ABC’s veteran dramedy Desperate Housewives for a major recurring role next season. The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum will play Keith, a new contractor and charming playboy who turns … Read More »

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Denzel Washington Back In Bad Guy Mode

Mike Fleming

oscars-actor-training-day-05-ssDenzel Washington is looking to join producer Scott Stuber on Safe House, a David Guggenheim-scripted Universal Pictures drama that will be directed by Daniel Espinosa (Snabba Cash) about a young CIA agent who must transport a dangerous criminal to safety after … Read More »

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Lindsay Lohan To Serve 90 Days In Jail

By | Tuesday July 6, 2010 @ 4:03pm PDT
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lindsay-lohanNormally, Deadline doesn’t cover the personal lives of Hollywood types, except under circumstances which affect their professional lives. But the Lindsay Lohan saga is worth mentioning because it gets sadder and sadder since she was a once-promising young actress. Lohan was sentenced today … Read More »

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Wilmer Valderrama Signs Deal With 20th TV

Nellie Andreeva

WilmerValderramaEXCLUSIVE: Wilmer Valderrama has inked a talent holding/development deal with 20th Century Fox TV. Under the pact, That ‘70s Show alum Valderrama will star and executive produce a series project for the studio. The deal solidifies Valderrama’s ties with 20th TV. Two … Read More »

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FX’s ‘Outlaw Country’ Finds Stars, Director

Nellie Andreeva

haley-bennett-picture-2LukeGrimes1EXCLUSIVE: Luke Grimes and Haley Bennett have landed the younger leads on the FX drama pilot Outlaw Country, joining previously cast Mary Steenburgen. Additionally, Michael Dinner has come on board … Read More »

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Cheryl Hines In Talent Deal With ABC

By | Thursday July 1, 2010 @ 12:03pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

CHeryl_Hines-240x300EXCLUSIVE: Curb Your Enthusiasm co-star Cheryl Hines has signed a talent holding deal with ABC. Once the norm, such pacts are rare these days, with maybe a handful across all broadcast networks a season. Hines already has a history at ABC. She starred in the network’s short-lived comedy series In the Motherhood last year Read More »

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‘Twilight Saga’ And ‘True Blood’ Vampiresses Sink Teeth Into ‘Catch .44′

By | Thursday July 1, 2010 @ 5:11am PDT
Mike Fleming

nikki-reedtrue_blood-jessica-deborah_ann_wollThe indie Catch .44 has added two actresses transitioning from sultry vampire roles. Twilight Saga’s Nikki Reed and True Blood’s Deborah Ann Woll have signed on opposite Bruce Willis, Malin Ackerman and … Read More »

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Twilight Saga’s Ashley Greene Joins ‘LOL’

By | Tuesday June 29, 2010 @ 7:31pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Ashley_Greene_664608Ashley Greene reprises her role as vampiress Alice Cullen this weekend in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. But she has found another role to sink her teeth into. She’ll costar alongside Miley Cyrus in LOL, the Lisa Azuelos –directed Mandate Pictures comedy … Read More »

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Two More Actors Board Starz ‘Camelot’

Nellie Andreeva

ClaireForlaniEXCLUSIVE: Claire Forlani and Peter Mooney round out the main cast of Starz’s 10-episode drama series Camelot, joining previously cast Joseph Fiennes, Eva Green, Jamie Campbell Bower and Tamsin Egerton. Written by Michael Hurst and Chris Chibnall, the series – to be … Read More »

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Elijah Wood To Star In FX Pilot ‘Wilfred’

By | Tuesday June 29, 2010 @ 1:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

elijahLord of the Rings star Elijah Wood is set to make his series debut with a lead role opposite Jason Gann in the FX comedy pilot Wilfred, which is based on the acclaimed Australian series of the same name, co-created and … Read More »

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Janeane Garofalo In Talks For ‘Minds’ Spinoff & Andre Holland Set For ‘Friends’

By | Monday June 28, 2010 @ 4:07pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

JaneanneJaneane Garofalo is in negotiations to join CBS’ Criminal Minds spinoff, while Andre Holland is set to co-star on the new NBC comedy series Friends with Benefits. Garofalo will play a new regular on the ABC Studios/CBS Studios-produced Criminal Minds spinoff, which … Read More »

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