Thursday, April 12, 2012

Netflix Signs With Hasbro: 80s Cartoons May Soon Follow


Netflix streams are could very well increase ten-fold for some 80s geeks that still love their childhood cartoons.

That's because Hasbro, the name behind many board games and cartoons of the past, has signed a multi-year deal with Netflix to enable streaming of some of the greatest commercial franchises of all time, including TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE: Real American Heroes, JEM and the Holograms, Transformers: Beast Wars, and Transformers: Rescue Bots.


All of Hasbro's content will be available on both Netflix and Netflix: Just For Kids (Netflix for kids, age 12 and younger). Cindy Holland, Vice President of Content Acquisition at Netflix, had this to say about it:
“We are very excited to be working with Hasbro Studios...This deal allows us to offer even more great kids’ programming to our members, both adults and kids alike, including new seasons of My Little Pony, Transformers Prime, and Pound Puppies after the season finale airs on The Hub.

 Hasbro Studios President Stephen Davis said this:
“We are pleased that consumers will now be able to watch our award-winning programming on Netflix, the leading internet subscription service...We are making our content easy to access, anytime, anywhere and on all platforms where audiences are consuming content and this is a big step forward with our all screen strategy.”

story via Techno Buffalo

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am one of those 80’s geeks that watch all those cartoons still. I watch all of these cartoons on the Hub channel and record it to my DVR. When Netflix raised their prices, I switched over to the Blockbuster@Home service through DISH. A co-worker at DISH told me to try it out because it is only $10 a month, and I absolutely love it! I have plenty of family movies and cartoons available on their streaming service and I get new releases by mail 28 days before Netflix. I think that is awesome that Netflix is adding that for their customers.

Anonymous said...

I am one of those 80’s geeks that watch all those cartoons still. I watch all of these cartoons on the Hub channel and record it to my DVR. When Netflix raised their prices, I switched over to the Blockbuster@Home service through DISH. A co-worker at DISH told me to try it out because it is only $10 a month, and I absolutely love it! I have plenty of family movies and cartoons available on their streaming service and I get new releases by mail 28 days before Netflix. I think that is awesome that Netflix is adding that for their customers.