Hundreds of new titles head to Netflix.ca

The Tudors

Pictured: The Tudors are coming to Netflix.ca

Thanks to new licensing agreements with CBC, Cookie Jar and FremantleMedia Enterprises – along with an extension of its deals with New Video, Maple Pictures and Sony – Netflix.ca will be adding a raft of new TV and film titles to its existing offering.

Several titles are now available, with the rest arriving in the coming weeks. Selections include seasons one and two of Weeds (Maple), season one of The Big C (Sony), season one of Undercover Boss (distributed by New Video).

Licensed shows from the CBC include seasons one through four of The Tudors, season one of Men With Brooms, and seasons one and two of Republic of Doyle – additionally, season two of Doyle will be available for streaming the day after eps air on the Ceeb.

On the comedy front, Best Of eps along with the last two seasons of Saturday Night Live will also be available, as well as seasons one through five of Kids in the Hall.

FremantleMedia will bring the first two seasons of family drama Merlin to the streaming service in the first half of 2011, along with seasons one and two of comedy series Pulling.

Meanwhile, Cookie Jar Entertainment inked a long-term deal with Netflix for content in Canada and the US. On home turf, the pact covers more than 500 half-hours with series such as Bunch of Munsch, Caillou, Country Mouse City Mouse, Heathcliff, Horseland, Inspector Gadget, Paddington, Wimzie’s House and Zoboomafoo.

Viewers state-side will have access to Cookie Jar’s Busytown, Johnny Test, Metajets and Strawberry Shortcake, totaling almost 200 half-hours.

“Adding to the choice of content we offer our members is an ongoing focus for Netflix in Canada,” said Kelly Merryman, VP of content acquisition for Netflix in a statement. “TV content continues to be extremely popular with our members, and we believe that they will be delighted with the expanding list of critically acclaimed and popular TV series available to watch instantly.”

Netflix’s unlimited streaming service launched in Canada this past fall for $7.99 a month.