Disney-ABC Strikes New Streaming Deals With Netflix And Amazon

Disney’s announcement with Netflix this morning extends and expands a current deal, giving the streaming service rights to several shows 30 days after the last episode of the season airs. The one with Amazon is new and includes more than 800 library episodes. Both include prior seasons of Grey’s Anatomy and all episodes of Lost. They also both landed ABC Family’s The Secret Life Of The American Teenager and Phineas and Ferb. Beyond that there are a lot of differences, with Amazon landing prior seasons of Marvel’s animated shows including X-Men Evolution and Netflix getting ABC Studios’ Army Wives. Here’s the release for Netflix:

BEVERLY HILLS and BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 31, 2011 — Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Disney-ABC Television Group today announced that they recently entered into an extension of their previous existing licensing agreement. The extension allows Netflix to continue to stream hundreds of library episodes from ABC Studios, Disney Channel and ABC Family over the Internet. As part of the deal, Netflix is also adding new content to its lineup of Disney-ABC series and TV movies.

The agreement adds to the growing selection of content that can be streamed from Netflix in the United States. 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 include:

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UPDATE: ‘Brothers & Sisters’ Canceled, As Is ‘V’

By | Friday May 13, 2011 @ 11:48am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE: It’s official, there will be no sixth season of ABC’s family drama Brothers and Sisters. And V won’t return for a third season either. ABC just made the calls.

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ABC Plotting Abbreviated Final Season Of ‘Brothers & Sisters’ With Less Calista

By | Thursday May 5, 2011 @ 1:44pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

With Desperate Housewives‘ renewal assured after the series’ stars have have been re-signed, Brothers and Sisters remains the only veteran ABC series not picked up for next season. Being on the bubble is a familiar territory for the family soap, … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘SNF’ Ties Franchise Record To Dominate Sunday

Nellie Andreeva

NBC’s hot football season continued with last night’s Eagles-Cowboys game. With a 16.5/25 overnight rating, the game delivered the best overnight rating in the five-year history of Sunday Night Football, tied with last fall’s Week 2 game between the Giants … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Undercover Boss’ And ‘Brothers & Sisters’ Tie Series Lows

Nellie Andreeva

I’m thinking of dropping “race” from the headline of the Sunday ratings story until the end of the NFL season because there is not much of a race on the night that is dominated by football. NBC’s Sunday Night FootballRead More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘SNF’ Wins, ‘Undercover Boss’ & ‘CSI: Miami’ Hit Lows

Nellie Andreeva

With football season heading into the home stretch, NBC’s Sunday Night Football last night had another strong showing with a 14.2 household rating. NBC dominated the night as it has done every Sunday this season, with viewership for the game … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ABC, Fox Post Gains Against Football-Boosted NBC & CBS

Nellie Andreeva

Football ruled Sunday ratings once again with NBC’s Sunday Night Football and CBS’ football overrun towering over the primetime competition. But there was a good story on the entertainment side for ABC and Fox whose lineups were up across-the-board by double digits. Read More »

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‘Off the Map’ Gets Wednesday 10 PM Slot

Nellie Andreeva

Shonda Rhimes/Jenna Bans’ new ABC medical drama Off the Map will premiere Jan. 12 and will succeed the network’s recently cancelled new legal drama The Whole Truth in the Wednesday 10 PM time slot. ABC had originally planned to … Read More »

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Full Seasons For ABC’s ‘Better With You’ & ‘No Ordinary Family’, More ‘Detroit 1-8-7′ & ‘Brothers & Sisters’, No More ‘Whole Truth’

Nellie Andreeva

ABC today became the latest broadcast network to make its full-season pickups, handing out back-nine orders to freshman comedy Better With You and drama No Ordinary Family. Additionally, the network has picked up 5 additional episodes from freshman cop drama Detroit 1-8-7 and 4 from veteran family drama Brothers & Sisters. Missing from the list is new legal drama The Whole Truth, which already has been on shaky ground and is preempted again next week. The series will stay on the air but the network doesn’t plan to order more episodes beyond the original 13. The episodic orders follow the pickup of 4 additional scripts each for No Ordinary Family and Brothers & Sisters 2 weeks ago. It brings the order for Brothers & Sisters to a full-season 22 episodes, up from the 18 ordered in May, meaning that ABC is probably considering a change in its launch plans for midseason drama Off the Map, which was to premiere in Brothers & Sisters Sunday 10 PM slot. (Off the Map also recently received an order for an additional script.) Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Football Rules Sunday

Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE 10 PM: NBC just released the overnight ratings for last night’s Sunday Night Football game between the Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers. It scored a big 16.0/25 rating, the best for an October NFL primetime game in 12 years, since, coincidentally, another matchup between the Minnesota and Green … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Football Tops Baseball, ‘Undercover Boss’ Hits Low

Nellie Andreeva

With Fox’s reach hampered by its ongoing carriage dispute with Cablevision that has the network blacked out in some 3 million Cablevision homes in the country’s top market, New York, NBC’s Sunday Night Football delivered its best primetime overnight rating against a Major League Baseball League Championship Series in 13 years. SNF, featuring the Indianapolis Colts 27-24 win over the Washington Redskins, earned a 13.2/20, up 10% from last year’s Week 6 game and more than doubling the overnight rating for MLB’s NLCS Game 2 (6.5/10) on Fox, in which the Philadelphia Phillies won over the San Francisco Giants. That despite the fact that Fox’s baseball coverage benefitted from a strong lead-in, an NFL overrun. NBC is expected to once again easily top Sunday night’s ratings. Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Football Rules Again While ‘Desperate Housewives’ Hits Fall Low

Nellie Andreeva

With CBS and Fox alternating in getting football overruns, the only networks with fair week-to-week comparisons are NBC and ABC. For CBS and Fox, ratings gains the week the network has a football overrun are followed by a decline the following week. (with the exception of CBS’ Undercover Boss, which does better with no overrun as football pushes its start time to 10-11 PM.) NBC was solid with football last night, while ABC’s lineup showed across-the-board erosion. Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Football Rules Again, ‘Boss’ Rises & ‘CSI: Miami’ Transitions

Nellie Andreeva

NFL football is expected to once again determine the ratings winner and runner-up on Sunday, with NBC logging another No. 1 finish with Sunday Night Football and Fox taking the silver thanks to a football overrun. But there was good news elsewhere too: CBS’ Undercover Boss got a Week 2 ratings bump, the network’s veteran crime drama CSI: Miami had a solid debut in its new Sunday 10 PM slot while ABC’s lineup held steady week-to-week.

NBC’s coverage of the New York Giants’ 17-3 victory over the Chicago Bears drew a 14.2 overnight rating/22 share, the best for an NFL primetime game in October since 2000. The network is expected to handily win Sunday night in both adults 18-49 and total viewers, with viewership for the game likely to exceed 20 million.

Without a football overrun-inflated 60 Minutes lead-in, CBS’ The Amazing Race (3.3/9) was down 13% from its 2-hour premiere last week. Undercover Boss (4.0/9), which featured its first female CEO last night, was up 5% from last week’s debut. At 10 PM, the season premiere of CSI: Miami (3.2/8) was down 26% from the last season debut in the Monday 10 PM slot but improved the Sunday time period by 52% vs. the season premiere of Cold Case last fall.

ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2.5/7) and Desperate Housewives (4.3/10) were flat from last week’s season premieres, a sold accomplishment in Week 2 when most series drop. (Desperate Housewives may inch up in the finals.) And at 10 PM, 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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