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Sony movies off Netflix

June 20, 2011

Sony movies have been pulled from Netflix’s online streaming service as a result of what Netflix describes as a “temporary contract issue” between Sony Corp. and its pay-TV distributor, Starz.

Pauline Fischer, VP of Content Acquisition, said June 17th in a blog post to subscribers that the “two valued partners” were working through their differences. Starz said in a statement that “all parties are working diligently to resolve the issue.”

A person familiar with the matter said Netflix’s explosive subscriber growth triggered a clause in Sony’s agreement with Starz that resulted in the stoppage.

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