Netflix Gets Huge Boost of Indie Cred

Remember how I was talking about the Criterion Collection the other day, and how it was going to start not only its own YouTube channel but also stream on Netflix? Well, it turns out a LOT of other outfits are looking to join in Netflix’s big streaming party–and it’s not the major studios.

Looking to join Netflix in the streaming wars are providers Gravitas Ventures, Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Oscilloscope Laboratories and Regent Releasing.

Not exactly big names, I know, but the deal brings an extra three hundred titles to stream on Netflix, including the various components like Wii and Xbox 360.

Sure, three hundred titles is kind of a drop in the bucket when stacked against the hundred thousand or so Netflix already carries, even against the seventeen thousand Netflix streams. But it’s a move that gets Netflix one step closer to its control of the streaming market.