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Netflix to lose large amount of titles this month

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 May 2013 16:09 User comments (13)

Netflix to lose large amount of titles this month Instantwatcher, a company that catalogs Netflix's streaming catalog says the site will lose almost 1800 titles in May.
All 15 seasons of South Park are set to disappear as are some older films like Goldfinger and Dr. No. Netflix's current licensing deals with MGM and Warner Bros. and some other studios are set to expire.

The drop will be the largest since Netflix's deal with Starz expired last year, but many of the movies in this case are on the older side.

Netflix had this to say (via Verge): "The vast majority of the titles that expire on Wednesday are older features that were aggregated by Epix. We recently added many great, more recent titles such as ParaNorman (Universal), Hunger Games (Epix), Safe (Epix) and Bachelorette (Weinstein). Tomorrow we will also add MI:2, among many other titles.

Netflix is a dynamic service, we constantly update the TV shows and movies that are available to our members. We will add more than 500 titles May 1, but we also have titles expiring, this ebb and flow happens all the time."

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13 user comments

11.5.2013 18:30

Glad I don't pay for the service on a shared account.

21.5.2013 20:09

Ugh. Every time I think of going back to NetFlix, they pull another stunt.

Dammit.

31.5.2013 20:30

Sounds like their 15 minutes is up... Guess I should finish the all the shows I have queued up and if the selection does not improve look to other ways to get streaming shows/movies. I have been liking HBO Go more and more even though it is limited to HBO content. At least I can get some recent movies on there.


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41.5.2013 21:25

Lucky the Bay still has everything you need, and you don't have to waste money or bandwidth more them once per download.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 May 2013 @ 21:25

I'll stick my foot up your ass.

52.5.2013 7:14

If there was ever a strong reminder to people about why some of us still want to "own" physical media, this is it. I have Netflix and love it, but this is sad. Surely they could have extended their licensing agreements. Oh well...


SuckRaven

62.5.2013 10:26

Originally posted by SuckRaven:
If there was ever a strong reminder to people about why some of us still want to "own" physical media, this is it. I have Netflix and love it, but this is sad. Surely they could have extended their licensing agreements. Oh well...
Netflix's downfall will only be due to the greedy content owners that want to bleed a penny out of their IP. They still haven't figured out that most people aren't going to pay X dollars for something 2, 3, 4 and 5 times over.

72.5.2013 20:52

Get your shows NOW while you still can.

83.5.2013 15:36

I understand it sucks when programming/content you enjoy is removed but it is only $8.00 what do you expect?

93.5.2013 20:48

I don't think I could ever hold onto a service that frequently gets rid of so many titles. I work at DISH with a guy who told me that they're even losing SpongeBob SquarePants. That's my daughter's favorite cartoon, and if I depended on Netflix for what my family watches, this would be the deal breaker. Fortunately, I don't have to explain to my daughter that she can't watch SpongeBob because we have access to all eight seasons through DISH's Blockbuster @Home. They have 100,000 titles to choose from, and they constantly add new releases, so we never worry about losing hundreds of titles every month.

103.5.2013 22:24

Originally posted by lwment:
I understand it sucks when programming/content you enjoy is removed but it is only $8.00 what do you expect?

I expect them to be at least remotely comparable to illegal methods of obtaining the same content, that's what.

113.5.2013 23:56

Originally posted by Bozobub:
Originally posted by lwment:
I understand it sucks when programming/content you enjoy is removed but it is only $8.00 what do you expect?

I expect them to be at least remotely comparable to illegal methods of obtaining the same content, that's what.
good point

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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124.5.2013 23:58

Originally posted by Feliciti:
I don't think I could ever hold onto a service that frequently gets rid of so many titles. I work at DISH with a guy who told me that they're even losing SpongeBob SquarePants. That's my daughter's favorite cartoon, and if I depended on Netflix for what my family watches, this would be the deal breaker. Fortunately, I don't have to explain to my daughter that she can't watch SpongeBob because we have access to all eight seasons through DISH's Blockbuster @Home. They have 100,000 titles to choose from, and they constantly add new releases, so we never worry about losing hundreds of titles every month.
You just have to explain why Daddy can't get anything cause you lost the signal.

135.5.2013 12:24

Originally posted by bobiroc:
Sounds like their 15 minutes is up... Guess I should finish the all the shows I have queued up and if the selection does not improve look to other ways to get streaming shows/movies. I have been liking HBO Go more and more even though it is limited to HBO content. At least I can get some recent movies on there.
HBO Go is restricted to US residents only, even though many countries outside of the US offer HBO as part of their cable package. -_-

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