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NFB, Netflix expand Canadian agreement

Netflix has expanded its licensing agreement with the National Film Board of Canada, adding docs such as Helicopter Canada, Life with Murder and The Boxing Girls of Kabul (pictured) to the VoD platform.
November 12, 2013

Netflix has expanded its licensing agreement with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), adding more than 20 Canadian documentaries to the VoD platform and renewing the NFB titles already available through the service in Canada.

New NFB titles available through Netflix include Helicopter Canada, Life with Murder and The Boxing Girls of Kabul (pictured above). The deal also includes films in English, French, Thai and Farsi.

“This deal represents the rich variety of perspectives in Canadian filmmaking and we know our members will enjoy watching them whenever and wherever they want,” said Netflix’s VP of content Sean Carey in a statement.

“This latest agreement with Netflix underscores the appeal of great documentary storytelling to audiences everywhere,” added James Roberts, NFB assistant director general of accessibility and digital enterprises.

Some of the new titles are available for streaming effective immediately, while some will launch in early 2014.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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