Netflix looks to HBO, Showtime, Epix to broaden Web stream

07/23/2009 | Reuters

Netflix, which in September will begin offering 2,500 titles from Starz through its Web-streaming service, would like to make similar deals with HBO, Showtime and Epix, the new cable channel being developed by Paramount, Lions Gate Entertainment and MGM, according to Netflix Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings. "We're paying Starz a lot of money. We'd love to have HBO, Showtime and Epix in our space as well," he said. "Our job is one-fourth complete."

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