Pawn Stars, Storage Wars and American Pickers fans looking to get their fix of their favorite shows on Netflix will now have to look elsewhere. About 800 hours of A&E and History channel shows have been removed from Netflix due to the two sides’ inability to come to terms over content cost and exclusivity.
About 300 hours of A&E content will remain on Netflix through an agreement that expires in the middle of 2013.
Netflix spokesman Joris Evers issued the following terse statement about the loss:
“A number of titles expired today, that is true, but we have titles coming on and off all the time,”
Is Netflix going to continue to bleed content over disputes and disagreements with content owners? Will its competitors like Amazon be able to capitalize on these content gaps?
[via The Hollywood Reporter]