Leading Internet television network Netflix and NBCUniversal Television and New Media Distribution today announced a licensing agreement.
It will allow Netflix members in Canada to instantly watch feature films and previous seasons of TV shows from NBCUniversal Television and New Media Distribution.
The deal includes a number of titles that will be exclusively available across any subscription video on demand platform in Canada.
Beginning on Dec. 1, members in Canada will be able to enjoy the first two seasons of Downton Abbey, the hit British period drama television series, and seasons 1 and 2A of Suits, the legal drama about an unlikely duo that becomes an unstoppable legal force inside a slick corporate firm.
Both titles will be exclusive across all subscription services in Canada. Other hit shows such as Bates Motel, Psych, Covert Affairs, Heroes and Friday Night Lights will also be available to Canadian Netflix members in 2014.
The deal also includes a variety of exclusive and non-exclusive feature films, which will premiere on Netflix beginning this December.
Films in the deal include Bridesmaids, the hilarious comedy starring and written by Kristen Wiig; Vin Diesel in Fast Five, the fifth installment of the Fast & Furious movie franchise; the body-switch comedy, The Change Up with Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman; and the first three films in the Bourne franchise.