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Netflix to delay renting new Warner Bros. DVDs

Netflix to delay renting new Warner Bros. DVDs

Credit: MGN Online

by The Associated Press

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Posted on January 6, 2010 at 8:55 PM

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Will having to wait a month for some new DVDs make you rethink your Netflix subscription?

SAN FRANCISCO - Netflix's 11 million subscribers will have to wait nearly an extra month to rent the latest movies by Warner Bros.

Under an agreement announced Wednesday, Netflix's DVD-by-mail service won't send out Warner Bros.' latest DVD and Blu-ray discs during the first 28 days after they hit the market.

The deal is a first for Netflix. The company expects to reach similar agreements with other major movie studios later this year.

The moratorium will give Warner Bros. a chance to sell more discs to consumers who can't wait to see the studio's latest home releases.

In return for the concession, Netflix will get a discount on Warner Bros. discs. And it'll be able to offer more of the studio's movies and TV shows for subscribers to watch over the Internet.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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