Netflix announced today they will be adding content to their streaming service from The Weinstein Company thanks to a new multi-year agreement. Coming to Netflix Instant exclusively will be one of the favorites to win Best Picture at the Oscars on Sunday The Artist. It will debut on Netflix before airing on any cable channel. There will also be other films coming to the service from TWC including Undefeated which is nominated for Best Documentary.
This is another big move for Netflix as they try to beef up their streaming library and supplement it with their own original programming. The loss of Starz (which included Disney and Sony films) took away a great deal of content but the company is clearly invested in improving the service and adding value.