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Starz says Netflix deal is over as new price hikes come into effect
Today, Netflix’s new prices take effect, adding a hefty premium if you want both streaming movies and physical DVDs delivered to your door. Starting today — or at the beginning of your next billing cycle if you’re already a customer — you’ll pay $7.99 for streaming, $7.99 for one DVD, and $15.98 for both. Here’s more bad news: Netflix just lost Starz, arguably its most important streaming video partner. If you’ve watched a recent motion picture on Netflix Watch Instantly anytime in the past three years, it was likely via Starz, but Starz says the deal is over: “When the agreement expires on February 28, 2012, Starz will cease to distribute its content on the Netflix streaming platform.