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Xbox 360 Netflix service adds some Sony films

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Nov 2008 14:32 User comments (5)

Xbox 360 Netflix service adds some Sony films Last week we reported that Netflix had failed to get a licensing deal completed in time with Sony Pictures and therefore a number of Sony films were showing up as "not available on Xbox" when users tried to access them through their Xbox 360 Netflix streaming service.
It appears the licensing issues have been solved for the most part however, as most of the films are back and available for streaming.

Steve Swasey, a Netflix spokesman has declined any other comment about specific licensing deals but did say "We said earlier that titles come and go, that is part of the natural ebb and flow (of these licensing deals). Some titles are back while some are not."

The real issue at hand should be why Netflix had such an admittedly large snafu. The company has been planning to bring their "Watch Instantly" streaming service to Xbox 360 owners for months, and it seems odd that they would leave out a licensing deal with such a large studio.

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5 user comments

128.11.2008 19:11
fgamer
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Screw Sony!

228.11.2008 21:36

Originally posted by fgamer:
Screw Sony!
I'm not sure if that was a failed attempt at a fanboy comment or not? May I suggest that next time you try and insert som "L33T Sp3AK" so that we know for sure.

ON topic:

I feel like the only reason this feels like a big deal is due to the fact that a division of Sony builds a rival console. It's not like the week delay hurt the service. I would hope that Sony films are available on Netflix despite if you are watching it through Microsoft Windows, or The Xbox360.

Does anyone know if this was just for SONY PICTURES titles, or were Sony owned companies such as Columbia Pictures included?

329.11.2008 13:43
fgamer
Inactive

Quote:
Originally posted by fgamer:
Screw Sony!
I'm not sure if that was a failed attempt at a fanboy comment or not? May I suggest that next time you try and insert som "L33T Sp3AK" so that we know for sure.

ON topic:

I feel like the only reason this feels like a big deal is due to the fact that a division of Sony builds a rival console. It's not like the week delay hurt the service. I would hope that Sony films are available on Netflix despite if you are watching it through Microsoft Windows, or The Xbox360.

Does anyone know if this was just for SONY PICTURES titles, or were Sony owned companies such as Columbia Pictures included?
It wasn't being a fanboy, it was showing that it isn't important to Netflix streaming to the 360. So I'll say it again, Screw Sony!

429.11.2008 22:05

Originally posted by fgamer:
It wasn't being a fanboy, it was showing that it isn't important to Netflix streaming to the 360. So I'll say it again, Screw Sony!

I'll agree to disagree with you on that one. Sony does have a bunch of media mafia idiots running them and working for them, but I do enjoy a fair share of the movies turned out by Sony, Columbia, Tristar etc. If I did have an Xbox and used the Netflix streaming service, I'd welcome a larger array of choices from Sony and any other company.

EDIT: Spellcheck
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 29 Nov 2008 @ 22:06

51.12.2008 19:22

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by fgamer:
Screw Sony!
I'm not sure if that was a failed attempt at a fanboy comment or not? May I suggest that next time you try and insert som "L33T Sp3AK" so that we know for sure.
It wasn't being a fanboy, it was showing that it isn't important to Netflix streaming to the 360. So I'll say it again, Screw Sony!
Um... what? Can anyone translate?

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