Netflix Losing Starz Play: Over 1,000 Starz Movies, TV Shows To Be Cut

Source:  Ramona Emerson / The Huffington Post

How many times can you watch Toy Story 3 in the next two days? Hopefully many, since it will be your last chance to watch it and about 1,000 other movies and TV shows on Netflix.

On Tuesday, Starz’s contract with Netflix expires and its content will be pulled from the DVD lending and streaming site. According to Gizmodo, however,streaming will be available until February 29.

The move was announced in September, but the companies had to wait to implement the changes until Starz’s contract expired on February 28. In a press release published in September, Starz explained the move to cut ties with Netflix as follows:

This decision is a result of our strategy to protect the premium nature of our brand by preserving the appropriate pricing and packaging of our exclusive and highly valuable content. With our current studio rights and growing original programming presence, the network is in an excellent position to evaluate new opportunities and expand its overall business.

According to an Engadget post from September,Starz decided to remove its movies and television shows from Netflix after talks broke down over the programming provider’s insistence that Netflix implement a tiered pricing system requiring customers to pay more for some Starz content.

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  • Adam

    I cannot believe that Netflix would let nearly 1000 movies and TV shows slip away, especially all of that Disney content. My children would throw a fit if our Blockbuster @Home service lost Disney. Fortunately, DISH seems to have a pretty good relation ship with Starz, as an employee I don’t see that content going anywhere. Thankfully I have lots of options for our family to stream content. I can go to, use my iPad or simply stream through my DVR. I left Netflix a long time ago, and I won’t be looking back.