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By The Associated Press
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

Netflix's video subscription service has trumped pay-TV channels and grabbed the rights to show Disney movies shortly after they finish their runs in theaters.

The multiyear licensing agreement announced Tuesday represents a breakthrough for Netflix as it tries to add more recent movies to a service that streams video over high-speed Internet connections.

Netflix will have exclusive rights to offer the first-run movies through its streaming service during the period normally reserved for premium TV network such as HBO, Starz and Showtime. That period starts about seven months after movies leave theaters.

 

 
 


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