April 6, 2009

‘South Park,’ ‘SpongeBob’ set to stream

Netflix said its subscribers can now instantly watch previous seasons of South Park, iCarly and SpongeBob SquarePants on their computers and TVs.

The plan to make the content available was announced Monday by Netflix Inc., MTV Networks and South Park Digital Studios LLC, the joint venture between South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Comedy Central.

The first nine seasons of South Park, featuring 139 episodes, are now available to be instantly streamed from Netflix.

The streaming selections from Nickelodeon include the first two seasons of Blues Clues, Dora the Explorer and iCarly; Season 1 of True Jackson, VP and Season 3 of SpongeBob SquarePants.

In total, more than 300 episodes of these and other shows from Nickelodeon television networks, including The N's Degrassi, are also now available to be instantly streamed from Netflix.

We want our content to be available to our diverse audiences wherever and whenever they're spending time, and Netflix is a platform that continues to grow in popularity with kids, young adults and parents alike, Greg Clayman, executive vice president of digital distribution and business development at MTVN, said in a statement. Netflix shares our commitment to consumer focus, and we're thrilled to expand our partnership by making Cartman, True Jackson, SpongeBob and so many of our iconic characters and shows available to stream at Netflix.