While Netflix may have scored a major coup with its recent Disney agreement, it won't be getting access to Universal's catalogue anytime soon.
The New York Times reports that Universal has just renewed a lucrative deal with cable channel HBO:
The first agreement between HBO, a unit of Time Warner, and Universal, a unit of Comcast’s NBCUniversal, came in 2003. With the extension through 2022, HBO now has the rights to about half of Hollywood big releases until then.
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- HBO Inks Exclusive, 10-Year Deal With Universal To Keep Content Out Of Netflix's Hands (techcrunch.com)
- HBO will continue screening Universal movies (miamiherald.com)