Starting with the series Camelot, Netflix users will have to wait 90 days to see new episodes of their favorite Starz original programming. The Hollywood Reporter states that this affects all Starz Play deals, whether it’s Netflix, Qwest, or Verizon.
The network said that it will also implement a similar measure for its premiere movies, though Starz subscribers will continue to have unrestricted access to both new episodes and movies on Starz’s own platform Starz Online. “Beginning with the April 1 premiere of the new original drama Camelot, new episodes of Starz originals will now be available on the Starz Play services 90 days after they debut on the network, with exclusive first-run movies later following suit,” Starz said in a statement.
Past seasons of Starz series, including Spartacus, and previously aired movies will continue to be available for streaming. Authenticated Starz subscribers will still have full access to all current network programming through Starz Online. Starz’s current deal with Netflix is up at the end of the year.
The news comes off the heals of Showtime announcing that series that are currently in production will no longer be available on Netflix Watch Instantly. Instead, Showtime will offer the complete series of shows such as The Tudors, which is no longer on the air.