The companies have signed a multi-year licensing agreement that starts in 2016 and will turn Netflix into the exclusive US subscription service for The Weinstein Company’s first-run films.
Theatrically released features from TWC and Dimension Films titles will be made available for Netflix members to watch instantly in the pay-TV window on multiple platforms, including televisions, tablets, mobile phones and computers.
Netflix is already the pay-TV partner for TWC documentaries and foreign films such as The Artist and Undefeated [pictured], as well as for titles released by RADiUS-TWC.
“Harvey and Bob Weinstein are in a class to themselves when it comes to choosing and producing the best films in the world,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos. “They are as innovative in business as they are creative in their storytelling. We look forward to reinventing the pay-TV window with the Weinsteins.”
“The deal that we’ve just completed with Netflix is probably the biggest deal in the history of The Weinstein Company and together, we are discussing ways to reinvent the pay TV experience so that the audience can get even more for their money,” said Harvey Weinstein.
“Their enthusiasm for movies of all kinds was the big factor in our choosing Netflix. Moving forward when people see The Weinstein Company name on a movie they know that our pay-TV partner is the most significant new force in the entertainment industry – Netflix.”