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Amazon, Netflix Add ABC-Disney Fare

10/31/2011 01:14:55 PM Eastern

New York - Amazon and Netflix
both recently announced new licensing agreements with the Disney-ABC Television
Group that will add more television programming and TV movies to both services.

Amazon Prime
members soon will be able to stream library content from ABC Studios, Disney
Channel, ABC Family and Marvel.

Netflix members,
who already enjoyed some Disney-ABC Television Group content, will have even
more programming added to the mix. However, Disney will now be withholding
current season programming for a longer period than under its previous deal
with company.

Disney-ABC TV said
it is providing Amazon Prime's service with 800 streaming-video services.

The Netflix deal
brings new series and TV movies from Disney-ABC, along with the rights to
stream hundreds of library episodes from ABC Studios, Disney Channel and ABC
Family.

But Netflix
subscribers will now have to wait 30 days after the last episode of each season
airs before a show's current season will be available to view. Under the
previous terms, Netflix viewers could watch shows as soon as 15 days after
initial telecast.

Programs included
in the new Netflix deal include prior-season episodes of "Grey's Anatomy," "Desperate
Housewives" and "Private Practice," and all episodes of "Lost," "Brothers &
Sisters" and "Ugly Betty." ABC Studios' "Army Wives;" ABC Family series
including "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," "Melissa & Joey" and "Make
It or Break It;" and Disney Channel series including "Phineas" and Ferb, "Good
Luck Charlie," "The Suite Life on Deck" and "Hannah Montana."

New shows include
ABC Family's "Switched at Birth," prior-season episodes of Disney Channel's "Kick
Buttowski," and all episodes of ABC's "Alias."

ABC-Disney shows
available to Amazon Prime include prior seasons of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" and "Lost;"
Disney Channel's "Phineas and Ferb;" ABC Family's "The Secret Life of the
American Teenager," including the most recently aired episodes from summer
2011; Marvel's animated "Spider-Man," "X-Men Evolution," "Thor & Loki:
Blood Brothers" and "Iron Man: Extremis;" ABC Family's
"Greek;" and ABC Studios' "Felicity."

Amazon said it expects
to offer a total of 12,000 titles by the end of 2011.

Amazon Prime is
available for a $79-per-year and includes free two-day shipping on the purchase
of products through Amazon. Videos can be accessed via more than 300 different
devices, including Amazon's recently announced $199 Kindle Fire tablet, which
includes one free month of the Prime service.