Deal to delay Netflix new releases

April 9, 2010 7:02:42 PM PDT
Netflix signed a deal with Universal Studios and 20th Century Fox Friday that will delay the arrival of its new releases by 28 days.

Avatar will be the first new DVD release affected by the deal.

The mail order service has a similar agreement with Warner Brothers.

This could be a plus for Blockbuster Video which has an agreement with studios to get movies on the day of the DVD release, even for its mail order and online services.