Netflix loses almost 2,000 classic titles, updates queue

05/1/2013 | Slate · PC Magazine · CNET

Nearly 2,000 -- mostly classic -- movies from the Warner Bros. library are no longer available to Netflix subscribers after the expiration of licensing deals with the studio and the Epix channel. While the disappearance of the movies -- which also include titles from MGM and Universal -- coincides with the recent launch of Warner Bros.' own exclusive streaming service, a Netflix representative said the decision not to renew the films was part of the normal course of business for the company. The loss is being partly offset by the addition of 500 new titles -- including "Mission: Impossible II" -- and test changes to the Netflix queue designed to streamline browsing.

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