Tavish wrote:Looks like Netflix has secured rights to Dreamworks Animation movies starting in 2013..... @ $30 million per movie. That is a very interesting price to say the least. Not sure how many of those types of deals the company can absorb, especially considering the Starz package was in the neighborhood of 300 million for the entire collection.
If I remembered right, Starz didn't just want Netflix to fork up the $300 million ballpark figure for their catalog. Starz also wanted the introduction of tiered pricing on its content. That apparently was the big sticking point as to why the Netflix-Starz negotiations hit a snag. To be fair, Starz might have been under pressure from Sony, Disney, etc. to demand additional charges or limit the range of movies available on Netflix.
As for the Dreamworks Animation deal, it appears Netflix would have to be aggressive in paying up for content, especially when the studios are reluctant and/or greedy. Putting things in perspective, HBO only paid $20 million per Dreamworks Animation film.