Netflix, Twentieth Century Fox ink multi-year LatAm premium pay-TV agreement

Editor ©RapidTVNews | 10-05-2012

Despite one or two financial hiccups of late, over the top (OTT) TV leader Netflix is boosting its Latin American business in a new multi-year licensing agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.

Under the terms of the new deal, Netflix members in Latin America will be able to watch all past seasons of 24, Prison Break, The X-Files and Arrested Development will be available for viewing from 15 July 15, as well as current and past seasons of How I Met Your Mother, Glee and Bones. Twentieth Century Fox classic films— including Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Wall Street and Office Space— will come to Netflix from 1 July, with more films and TV series to be added over the next few years.

"We are thrilled to be bringing such favourites as How I Met Your Mother and Glee to our members in Latin America and Brazil," said Jason Ropell, Netflix Vice President of Content Acquisition. "Our partnership with Twentieth Century Fox continues to grow and benefit Netflix members around the world."

"Because Latin America is such an important territory for the fan base of our shows, our partnership with Netflix serves as a vital opportunity to link that fan base with the characters and shows that they have come to know and love," said Gina Brogi, EVP of Worldwide Pay Television and Subscription Video on Demand for Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.

Netflix launched in 43 countries and territories in Latin America, including Brazil, in September 2011. It claims that since then, the number of movie and TV shows available to watch on platforms such as game consoles, Smart TVs, tablets, smart phones and Apple TV.