Starz to Delay Some Content On Netflix [Wall Street Journal]
The same week that CBS announced that it wouldn't be renewing a deal for Showtime content with Netflix after it expires this summer, Liberty Media Corp. announced that its Starz premium channel will add a 90 day window between the date its original content airs and when it appears on Netflix. Shows like Starz' "Camelot" won't appear on the online streaming service until three months after they've been on television.
Last week Netflix made news for plans to purchase episodes of series that will be directed by David Fincher. The show would air exclusively for Netflix subscribers.
According to Starz, this is just the first phase in delaying content that goes to Netflix. Movies that run exclusively on the channel will also expereince a delay window before they hit Netflix.