Netflix has signed an exclusive deal with Disney.
The deal grants Netflix streaming rights to ‘Jake and the Never Land Pirates’, a popular kid’s show.
The multi-year deal means Netflix will have exclusive streaming rights to most of the shows from Disney Junior, which includes some top XD series such as Tron: Uprising and Jake and the Never Land Pirates.
The programs are already up for streaming, while more programs are expected at the month’s end such as JoJo’s Circus and Handy Manny Special Agent Oso.
Janice Marinelli, president of Disney-ABC Domestic Television, said Disney is “delighted that Netflix’s members and their young children will be able to experience a selection of tremendously popular original series from Disney Junior and Disney XD. Netflix is a highly valued partner and a terrific platform for families to enjoy these heartfelt characters and entertaining stores.”
Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos also made a statement, saying: “Disney and Netflix have shared a long and mutually beneficial relationship and this deal expands on the incredible line-up of Disney content already available for our members. Families love Netflix and we know they especially love the imaginative and high-quality TV shows and movies from Disney. We’re excited to bring Jake and the Never Land Pirates, a terrific show for families with preschoolers, to our members.”