Netflix to Stream ‘The Wizard of Oz’ for Free for 24 Hours October 3

We're off to Stream the Wizard

In celebration of the 70th anniversary, Warner Bros. is pulling out all the stops for the HD restoration for Blu-Ray of The Wizard of Oz.  After kicking the release off with a concert in Central Park, they continue the marketing partnership with Netflix to bring everyone a free streaming screening, for one night only.

"While anyone in America can instantly watch ‘The Wizard of Oz’ online on a computer on October 3, Netflix members on an unlimited plan will be able to instantly watch ‘The Wizard of Oz’ in hi-definition on their TVs via a range of Netflix ready devices. Those devices include Netflix ready 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; and TiVo digital video recorders."
Netflix Invites America to Stream ‘The Wizard of Oz’ for Free for 24 Hours Starting Tomorrow Morning, October 3: PRNewswire Business News – MSN Money

That’s a pretty good free sample for all the parties involved in the delivery:
  • Netflix
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Limelight Networks
  • iStreamPlanet
And Warner does OK in the deal, since Oz is one of those movies that the family will watch once a year, or more depending on the number of small children. Once you see it on your HDTV, they’ll expect you to follow the yellow brick road to buy the BD.  So put on your favorite slippers, ’cause there’s no place like home to watch The Wizard. Happy viewing!

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