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2,000 Netflix movies disappear overnight

Posted at 4:28 PM, May 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-01 16:36:49-04

(PIX11) – Nextflix subscribers may find their instant streaming queue a little lighter next time the log on. Nearly 2,000 titles were removed from the service overnight–an event some have dubbed “streamaggedon.”

According to InstantWatcher, a total of 1,794 items were pulled. A great deal of them were older films from Warner Brothers, MGM and United Artists. Originally it was caused some to think they were pulled because Warner Brothers would be adding them to their newly released service: Warner Archive Instant. Warner Brothers has since denied the claim.

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A great deal of the moves pulled were older films from Warner Brothers, MGM and United Artists.

Netflix has since released a statement explaining that the losses are just part of the normal programming flow:

“Netflix is a dynamic service, we constantly update the TV shows and movies that are available to our members. We will add more than 500 titles May 1, but we also have titles expiring, this ebb and flow happens all the time.”

Lost titles range from James Bond classics Dr. No and Goldfinger to seasons of South Park and the Adam Sandler masterpiece Big Daddy.