Netflix announced in a blog post this weekend some major changes to be coming to the streaming service. From this, we find we will be losing some of our favorites by the end of September.
"We have decided not to renew our agreement in the US with Epix, the cable network, which means that some high profile movies including Hunger Games: Catching Fire, World War Z and Transformers: Age of Extinction, will expire at the end of September in the US."
Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos also shared in the Netflix blog that "We also have some great family films coming your way, including Minions, Hotel Transylvania 2, and Home through arrangements with Sony Pictures Animation, Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation. Starting next year, we will be the exclusive US pay TV home of the latest theatrical movies from the The Walt Disney Company, including Pixar, Lucasfilm and Marvel movies. The majority of these films will arrive on Netflix faster than traditional arrangements had previously allowed."
The interesting change is that a few hours after this occurred, Hulu announced they'd signed a deal with Epix according to CNN Money, meaning you can now catch those movies you are lacking, now on Hulu.
— hulu (@hulu) August 30, 2015
So, I guess if you're a huge Epix movie buff, you're going to need to sign up for a Hulu account, for new things are coming October 1.
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