First the price hike, now this? Netflix is nixing Starz movies from its instant streaming queue.
In a recent press release, Starz explained that their deal with Netflix is off because the two companies couldn’t agree on a number of terms, including pricing strategy. Essentially, Starz asked for a tiered pricing system, and when Netflix denied the request, the film company pulled out of the deal.
So, what does this mean for you? Two things: Starting March 1, you will no longer be able to stream movies like "Tron," "Scarface," "Beetlejuice," or "Toy Story 3," and TV shows like "Party Down" and "Boss." That means that today is the last day to catch up on your Starz favorites. Hey, it’s Leap Day, and chances are you’re playing hookie from work anyway (real life is for March, right?). Starz is taking away about 1,000 titles, so use your time wisely.
This also means that Netflix will have to look to other film studios to make up for Starz’ content. According to Yahoo! News, the company has been spotted chatting with The Weinstein Company and Dreamworks Animation about potential partnerships. Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait until 2013 to watch "The Artist" and "Kung Fu Panda."
We want to hear your thoughts: Are you sick of Netflix' changes? Are you considering signing back up for its DVD service or switching to another provider altogether?