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New Netflix deal brings 'Mad Men' to streaming service

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Apr 2011 12:27 User comments (10)

New Netflix deal brings 'Mad Men' to streaming service Netflix and Lionsgate have signed an exclusive syndication deal for the first four seasons of blockbuster hit "Mad Men," with the series being available for instant streaming starting July 27th.
All future seasons will be added after they conclude airing on AMC.

Liongate has said there will be 7 total seasons of Mad Men.

The deal is said to have cost Netflix about $1 million per episode for a total of $91 million for the 7 season deal.

Netflix is in a mad dash to add streaming content to its extremely popular 'Watch Instantly' service, adding CBS and Fox content and its own original programming over the last two months.

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10 user comments

16.4.2011 18:11

Canceled my Netflix account.
I personally don't care for the direction Netflix is headed. The 30 day wait for new release is bogus. Trying to shove streaming down our throats is not my cup of tea.
Was with Netflix since 1996.
Jeff

26.4.2011 18:30

I am not normally a fan of shows but I like Mad Men and I am very pleased to see it on streaming. Keep up the good work Netflix!
Some day I hope to never need a DVD player again.
Netflix member since 2006.

36.4.2011 21:50

however they are shoving it down your throat ifeel sorry ya but i love it and i can wait whatever days for movies cause its not a big deal if it was that important to me i would have went to the theatres and the 30 days is prolly not there fault they probably had to accept the deal or lose that studio completely i think you're mad to the mpaa not netflix

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 06 Apr 2011 @ 21:52

46.4.2011 22:33

Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
Canceled my Netflix account.
I personally don't care for the direction Netflix is headed. The 30 day wait for new release is bogus. Trying to shove streaming down our throats is not my cup of tea.
Was with Netflix since 1996.
Jeff
Yeah not sure about the misdirected anger here^^. Netflix was given an ultimatum: Take a 28-day delay window, or don't get new releases, at all. Pretty easy decision.

Streaming is FREE and in addition to their hundreds of thousands of physical DVDs.

56.4.2011 22:55

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
Canceled my Netflix account.
I personally don't care for the direction Netflix is headed. The 30 day wait for new release is bogus. Trying to shove streaming down our throats is not my cup of tea.
Was with Netflix since 1996.
Jeff
Yeah not sure about the misdirected anger here^^. Netflix was given an ultimatum: Take a 28-day delay window, or don't get new releases, at all. Pretty easy decision.

Streaming is FREE and in addition to their hundreds of thousands of physical DVDs.


Streaming is free if you have a regular account. If not it's $8.00 a month.

Netflix is forced for the huge delay by movie companies for new releases.

If Sony and such want me to buy a new release the time a movie is first released, I'll do so. Isn't that what movie companies are now forcing us to do? Yes, I think so.
Giving Netflix kudos is laughable.
Jeff

66.4.2011 23:01

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
Canceled my Netflix account.
I personally don't care for the direction Netflix is headed. The 30 day wait for new release is bogus. Trying to shove streaming down our throats is not my cup of tea.
Was with Netflix since 1996.
Jeff
Yeah not sure about the misdirected anger here^^. Netflix was given an ultimatum: Take a 28-day delay window, or don't get new releases, at all. Pretty easy decision.

Streaming is FREE and in addition to their hundreds of thousands of physical DVDs.
Another thing is last time I checked Netflix only streams 5.1 to the PS3, SONY!
No way I'd want lousy audio with video that looks like crap.

People just don't seem to care where their money is spent.
Jeff

77.4.2011 1:44

Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
Streaming is free if you have a regular account. If not it's $8.00 a month.

Netflix is forced for the huge delay by movie companies for new releases.

If Sony and such want me to buy a new release the time a movie is first released, I'll do so. Isn't that what movie companies are now forcing us to do? Yes, I think so.
Giving Netflix kudos is laughable.
Jeff
Streaming is free if you have a $9 subscription. Frankly if you can't afford the extra dollar you shouldn't have a sub in the first place.

The average person does not care about surround sound and does not have the proper equipment to use it even if they knew what it was. (re: 5.1 comments).

No one ever gave "kudos" to Netflix, just expressing confusion at your still misplaced anger at a company that has added 20,000 free titles for streaming and only raised their prices $1 since I've had a sub (2003).



87.4.2011 10:03

Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
Canceled my Netflix account.
I personally don't care for the direction Netflix is headed. The 30 day wait for new release is bogus. Trying to shove streaming down our throats is not my cup of tea.
Was with Netflix since 1996.
Jeff
Yeah not sure about the misdirected anger here^^. Netflix was given an ultimatum: Take a 28-day delay window, or don't get new releases, at all. Pretty easy decision.

Streaming is FREE and in addition to their hundreds of thousands of physical DVDs.
Another thing is last time I checked Netflix only streams 5.1 to the PS3, SONY!
No way I'd want lousy audio with video that looks like crap.

People just don't seem to care where their money is spent.
Jeff
Or is it that a lot of people just like to complain. No netflix does not have video that is exactly up to par of a blueray disc but i dont think the quality is "Horrible". For what you pay most people think netflix is a good deal whether you are streaming or watching actual disc. I dont know what your picture looks like when you watch streaming but if you are not able to get enough bandwith to allow full bars on netflix you might want to check with your internet provider. If you just are not happy with the quality period then you already did the right thing by cancelling your membership. Remember,...... no one is shoving anything down your throat. SMILES.

97.4.2011 13:44

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
Streaming is free if you have a regular account. If not it's $8.00 a month.

Netflix is forced for the huge delay by movie companies for new releases.

If Sony and such want me to buy a new release the time a movie is first released, I'll do so. Isn't that what movie companies are now forcing us to do? Yes, I think so.
Giving Netflix kudos is laughable.
Jeff
Streaming is free if you have a $9 subscription. Frankly if you can't afford the extra dollar you shouldn't have a sub in the first place.

The average person does not care about surround sound and does not have the proper equipment to use it even if they knew what it was. (re: 5.1 comments).

No one ever gave "kudos" to Netflix, just expressing confusion at your still misplaced anger at a company that has added 20,000 free titles for streaming and only raised their prices $1 since I've had a sub (2003).


From lamain: "Keep up the good work Netflix!"
That's not considered kudos?

You haven't been a customer that long to know what increases Netfix has done through the years.
Jeff

Cars, Guitars & Radiation.

107.4.2011 13:47

Originally posted by lxhotboy:
Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
Canceled my Netflix account.
I personally don't care for the direction Netflix is headed. The 30 day wait for new release is bogus. Trying to shove streaming down our throats is not my cup of tea.
Was with Netflix since 1996.
Jeff
Yeah not sure about the misdirected anger here^^. Netflix was given an ultimatum: Take a 28-day delay window, or don't get new releases, at all. Pretty easy decision.

Streaming is FREE and in addition to their hundreds of thousands of physical DVDs.
Another thing is last time I checked Netflix only streams 5.1 to the PS3, SONY!
No way I'd want lousy audio with video that looks like crap.

People just don't seem to care where their money is spent.
Jeff
Or is it that a lot of people just like to complain. No netflix does not have video that is exactly up to par of a blueray disc but i dont think the quality is "Horrible". For what you pay most people think netflix is a good deal whether you are streaming or watching actual disc. I dont know what your picture looks like when you watch streaming but if you are not able to get enough bandwith to allow full bars on netflix you might want to check with your internet provider. If you just are not happy with the quality period then you already did the right thing by cancelling your membership. Remember,...... no one is shoving anything down your throat. SMILES.
Exactly, that's why I'm no longer a member. I refuse to have poor quality audio/video.
Jeff

Cars, Guitars & Radiation.

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