Streaming service locks up exclusive streaming deal in pay TV window for titles including The Hunger Games, The Expendables 2, Dirty Dancing remake

US streaming service Netflix, which comes to the UK in early 2012, has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with Lionsgate UK that will make Netflix the exclusive subscription streaming service in the UK and Ireland for first-run features from the studio.

Lionsgate UK titles will be available to Netflix members in the UK and Ireland in the pay TV window on their televisions, tablets, consoles, computers and mobile phones.

Appearing exclusively on Netflix within one year of their theatrical release will be films including The Hunger Games, The Expendables 2, and the upcoming Dirty Dancing remake. Library titles range from The Mechanic to Saw 3D and Reservoir Dogs.

“Lionsgate is an important and successful supplier of television series and movies to us in all of our territories,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer. “We are proud to be the exclusive Pay TV home for Lionsgate theatrically-released films in the UK and Ireland.”

“Netflix are the leading worldwide brand in steaming movies and they have an incredible service in North America. We are very excited to be working with them as they launch their service and bring our movies to audiences in the UK and Ireland” added Zygi Kamasa, Lionsgate UK CEO.

Netflix announced last month that it would launch its service in the UK and Ireland in early 2012.