Netflix strikes movie deal

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Posted: Feb 21, 2012 10:55 AM
Updated: Feb 21, 2012 10:55 AM
Source: Associated Press

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LOS ANGELES - Netflix will stream certain movies from the Weinstein Company including "The Artist" under an exclusive licensing agreement.

The agreement covers foreign-language movies, documentaries, and other films in the Weinstein vault which will become available for instant viewing on Netflix.

Netflix said it would get some films within a year of their release in movie theatres.

"The Artist," a silent movie that has received 10 Oscar nominations will be available on Netflix before it appears on premium cable TV networks.

Terms on the agreement between Netflix and The Weinstein Company have not been released.

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