Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Has Netflix Lost Nickelodeon Shows?

A strange thing showed up in my Netflix instant queue today... "Available Until May 1, 2010".  I was immediately concerned that Netflix is losing streaming content.  Upon further inspection, it seemed that all of the expiring content was owned by Nickelodeon.  I called Netflix support to find out what's up.  I was told by the support engineer that Netflix has limited time contracts, and when the contracts run out, it gets removed from the instant queue.  I was also told that the content usually gets replaced by newer content.  I'll be sure to keep an eye on things come may first.  I hope Netflix did not lose the Nickelodeon contract!