This isn’t an April Fool’s joke. I think. MultichannelNews is stating that an expanded deal with Twentieth Century Fox adds more content to the service includingGlee, Sons of Anarchy, Ally McBeal and The Wonder Years. More Fox movie libraries should hit Netflix Watch Instantly in the near future as well. This comes after CBS decided to not renew a Showtime contract with Netflix, meaning everyone’s favorite serial killer is slipping away this summer.
The new deal brings the first season of Glee and the first two of Sons of Anarchy as soon as today. It’s a shame that the war between content distributors and rights holders leave consumers trapped in limbo. Apparently Netflix’s 20 million subs isn’t a big enough market for big media and so we all lose.