So, about those A&E series that you have had camping in your Netflix instant queue for ages...sorry.
Netflix confirmed earlier today that dozens of shows from A&E Networks and History disappeared from its streaming services, as the deals that Netflix had to stream the shows expired and, at this juncture, have not been renewed. At least 40 series have vanished with the expiration.
Some of the shows that are gone include Storage Wars, Pawn Stars, Hoarders, American Pickers, Dog the Bounty Hunter, Gene Simmons: Family Jewels and Intervention.
In total, about 800 hours of A&E and History are gone, with 300 hours remaining - at least until their deal expires in the middle of 2013.
"A number of titles expired today, that is true, but we have titles coming on and off all the time," Netflix spokesman Joris Evers said.
Varied reports are floating about the negotiations between the two sides. One report says they are still talking, but that the talks had broken off. Another report said that Netflix decided weeks ago to move on without the programing.
It is the largest removal from Netflix since Starz pulled Disney and Sony movies in February.
Netflix will also be dropping dozens of titles by National Geographic, including Border Wars, DogTown and Taboo.
Little by little, Netflix intends to lose all its customers.