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just struck a deal with Fox and Universal, agreeing not to make the studios’ movies available for rental by Netflix customers until 28 days after the DVDs hit stores, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In return, Netflix will get more movies for online streaming.
The deal, which is similar to one the company struck with Warner Brothers, was inked precariously close to the Earth Day DVD release of Avatar (James Cameron seems to be trying to wring every possible penny out of his 3D hit with a novel and theatrical re-release coming as well.) Meanwhile, traditional video stores will still get new releases on time.