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Netflix gets exclusive streaming rights to 'The Hunger Games'

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Mar 2013 13:53 User comments (6)

Netflix gets exclusive streaming rights to 'The Hunger Games' Netflix has announced this week that it has purchased exclusive rights to stream the blockbuster "The Hunger Games."
The movie will be available in the UK and Ireland beginning today and later in the month in the U.S.

For the time being, Netflix will be the only subscription-based streaming service to offer the film, beating out rivals like Redbox and Amazon.

"We are thrilled to be the exclusive online home for The Hunger Games in the UK and Ireland," noted Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer. "Since launching in the UK and Ireland in January 2012, we have continued to expand our offering of great movies and TV programmes, and we think our members are going to love the latest addition to the service."

Netflix and Amazon have upped their battles in recent months, most notably in the UK, where Amazon owns established rival LoveFilm.

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6 user comments

13.3.2013 14:15

The Hunger Games has been available on Netflix in Canada since late December 2012. I wonder why its taking so long to be released in other regions?

23.3.2013 16:00

it's because the film has to be screened by the goverment before it's released for streaming so that it can be modified if needed by that country all things in the u.k have to be approved by a elected government official

33.3.2013 22:26

Was not that impressed with THG. I though it was more of a B grade made for TV movie. Really dated too.


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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44.3.2013 22:23

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Was not that impressed with THG. I though it was more of a B grade made for TV movie. Really dated too.
I agree, so much more could have been done with it. It would be interesting to know what the cost of exclusive streaming rights to a movie like this would be.

55.3.2013 6:01

I'd have to say a resounding "big deal" to this....literally, yawn. My girlfriend wanted to see The Slumber Games very much, and we both fell asleep watching it...2+ hours of our life we'll never get back... :(

65.3.2013 6:05

Originally posted by sternrulez:
I'd have to say a resounding "big deal" to this....literally, yawn. My girlfriend wanted to see The Slumber Games very much, and we both fell asleep watching it...2+ hours of our life we'll never get back... :(
I suppose it pushes all the right buttons for teenagers.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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