Netflix Carried by The Walking Dead

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Netflix Carried by The Walking DeadNetflix sure has seen its fair share of troubles lately. For our money it’s an invaluable service that provides much fun when curling up late at night with the old iPad or gathering MST3K style with friends around the 360. We hate seeing this service stumble, but there is some good news … reinforcements have been called in … rotting and hungry reinforcements.

According to Variety Netflix is casting its eye towards premium series: The streaming/DVD-by-mail distributor has inked a multi-year licensing agreement with AMC that will cover prior seasons of “The Walking Dead” with Season One made available beginning today.

Season Two will be made available just before the premier of Season Three, and so on. Netflix has attracted plenty of attention in recent weeks as it has attempted to shift consumer focus to its streaming service, which is much less expensive to maintain.

The company introduced a 60% price hike on its most basic package in July and announced last month that it would distribute its DVDs through a separate division called Qwikster.

Reaction to the consumer cost increase has been negative, with the company losing more subscribers than anticipated and enduring some criticism over the gap in quality between its exhaustive DVD library and its less complete streaming offerings. Deals like this one may help offset some of that criticism, but major content publishers like HBO are still holdouts as far as the streaming service is concerned.

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  • LSD Zombie

    Their streaming selection is atrocious 99% of the time. At least they carry Magnet releases frequently.

  • Katsumi

    Yeah I’m one of the people their about to lose a customer to just for the way they are doing and with their deal with Starz about to go down the tube as well and their streaming not being worth a damn, I’d much rather stick with VOD and Redbox for the things I want.

    Though I must say the Walking Dead is a nice thing to see since I have yet to see season 1 it will be nice to watch it finally..

    I’d like to see Netflix get more streaming rights to other shows or with like fox they could get the rights to stream things like House…

    Actually does anyone know why I can find this on Netflix the only one I can find to stream is from the 90’s