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Netflix has signed a huge deal with Disney, which, from September, will see the streaming service become the exclusive US pay TV home of lots of big film properties.

"From September onwards, Netflix will become the exclusive US pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar," Ted Sarandos, Netflix's head of content, wrote on the company blog.

Sadly the deal is US-only at the moment.

The deal was actually signed back in 2012, but will only come into effect in September. It means Netflix will offer Disney's canon of films at the same time as paid cable channels in the US would have done. The films will still be released on DVD and Blu-ray first. Crucially, it means arch rival Amazon Prime Video won't be able to offer them.

The deal covers Disney films starting with 2016 cinema releases, so US Netflix viewers won't get access to 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'. But they will be able to watch the first spinoff film 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story', as well as 'The Jungle Book', 'Zootopia', 'Captain America: Civil War' and 'The BFG'.

Source: Netflix via Variety

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