Netflix adds new streaming titles in Canada

Netflix has added new titles to its streaming library for customers in Canada. New licensing deals with CBC and FremantleMedia Enterprises, as well as extended agreements with New Video, Maple and Sony give Netflix’s Canadian members hundreds more choices. Highlights include seasons 1 and 2 of “Weeds,” seasons 1 through 4 of “The Tudors,” and seasons 1 through 5 of the Canadian hit “The Kids in the Hall.”

Netflix launched a streaming-only plan in Canada last September for $7.99 per month. Since then, the company has also launched a streaming-only plan in the US for the same monthly fee (while raising disc rental fees at the same time).

New streaming content in Canada highlights:

New Video (for All3Media International)

Seasons 1 and 2 of the Emmy Award-winning television series “Weeds,” which follows a single mom (Mary-Louise Parker) as she progresses from a small town pot dealer to a big time player in the drug trade, from Maple Pictures

Season 1 of Sony’s “The Big C,” which tells the story of a suburban mom, diagnosed with cancer, who tries to find humor in the disease.

Season 1 of the Emmy-nominated television series “Undercover Boss,” which follows senior executives working undercover in their own firms to investigate the inner workings of the companies.

CBC licensed titles

Seasons 1 through 4 of the epic and critically-acclaimed hit TV series “The Tudors,” starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as King Henry the 8th.

Season 1 of the popular Canadian television show “Men with Brooms,” an offbeat comedy that follows a reunited curling team from a small Canadian town.

Seasons 1 and 2 of “Republic of Doyle,” the Canadian comedy-drama that follows a father and son duo who partner as private investigators.

Season 2 of “Republic of Doyle” will be available from Netflix the day after episodes air on the CBC in Canada.

FremantleMedia Enterprises

“Best of” episodes and the last two complete seasons of Global TV’s “Saturday Night Live,”
Seasons 1 through 5 of the Canadian hit “The Kids in the Hall.”

Seasons 1 and 2 of the action-packed drama “Merlin,” which tells the story of the young wizard Merlin and the future king, Prince Arthur – available in the first half of 2011

Seasons 1 and 2 of “Pulling” the popular comedy that follows the lives of three single females living in London.

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