Why Netflix Is Dumping 'The Hunger Games'
Films like "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "World War Z" are disappearing from Netflix at the end of September.By Carter Woodiel | August 30, 2015
If you’ve been thinking about sitting down to watch “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” on Netflix, you might want to move those plans up. A month from now, that title and many others will disappear from the streaming service.
Netflix says it won’t be renewing its agreement with Epix, a premium cable channel with the rights to films like “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “World War Z,” and “Catching Fire,” all of which will be off Netflix at the end of September.
So, why the move? Netflix says it prioritizes exclusivity, making sure the titles on Netflix can’t be found anywhere else. This hasn’t been the case with Epix films since 2012, when the channel signed a similar deal with Amazon’s streaming service.