Netflix has announced an agreement with Disney-ABC Television Group that will make several of ABC’s TV series available to be streamed instantly from Netflix. The deal will allow Netflix members to watch earlier seasons of "Lost," "Desperate Housewives," "Grey’s Anatomy," and "Legend of the Seeker." The first four seasons of "Lost," will be available from Netflix beginning August 1. The other programs will be available in subsequent months, beginning in September.
Netflix is also partnering with consumer electronics makers to bring to market network devices to stream video directly to members’ TVs. Those devices include Blu-ray disc players and new Internet TVs from LG Electronics; Blu-ray disc players from Samsung; the Roku digital video player; Microsoft’s Xbox 360 game console; TiVo digital video recorders; and, soon, Internet TVs from Sony and Vizio.