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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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