Netflix Viacom Content Expiring

May 23, 2011 -

According to a VentureBeat report Viacom may be pulling its content from Netflix. This would eliminate a lot of content from the popular streaming entertainment service that users enjoy on just about every gaming system on the planet. That would mean no more TV content from such channels as Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and more. The speculation comes from expiration dates on a large amount of Viacom content on various services including website Instant Watcher, Xbox Live and Google TV. Those services list May 22 as the expiration date.

VentureBeat further speculates that a new deal inked with Hulu might be part of that problem.

While this isn't the first time streaming content has expired on Netflix only to return days or weeks later, it could mean - at a minimum - an interruption in your favorite content. Worst case scenario is that it disappears for a long time.

Naturally Viacom's content is an important part of Netflix it it would be in its best interest to keep it.

We'll follow this story as it continues to develop.

Source: VentureBeat

 


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