Epix and Netflix announced a deal for streaming content by Epix.
For those not in the know: Epix is a joint venture between Viacom Inc. its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate.
Netflix is streaming videos. It si the largest subscription streaming service with more than 15 million users.
This basically amounts to Netflix streaming about 46% of the major Hollywood content. In the US though. Netflix is not available in Europe as the legal situation is deemed to complicated right now.
One of the issues First Motion is also looking into. Not from the Major´s perspective though, but from the European content owners´ perspective.
The interesting thing is the windowing: Streams on the internet are windowed behing Pay-TV and before Free-TV.
This clearly sets the tone, right? Streaming has grwon up and is taking seriously by the major players in the game…
But it is a double-bladed sword: Good for earning money with content on the internet, bas for the European content though…
More on the deal can be found here