Netflix Holds Onto ABC/Disney Streaming Content and Picks Up Alias in the Bargain (Update: Amazon Too!)

Netflix has been through a bit of a rough patch lately, but there's actually been a steady flow of pretty good news for streaming TV, like getting The Walking Dead. Now it's re-upped with ABC/Disney, and is bringing some new content in too.

The new deal will keep popular shows like Lost, Brothers and Sisters, and Ugly Betty, as well as prior-season episodes of Desperate Housewives, and Grey's Anatomy, streaming just the same as now. Ditto for a bunch of Disney Channel content, like Hannah Montana. The service is also adding the full catalog of Alias, Switched at Birth, and Kick Buttowski. I never really got into Alias during its original run, but I guess you could twist my arm to stream a few episodes of Jennifer Garner wearing wigs and bodysuits. [SacBee via GigaOm]

Update: Amazon also came to an agreement with ABC/Disney that will give it all episodes of Lost, Felicity, and other shows, as well as previous seasons of popular current shows. It also gets animated Marvel content, like Spider-Man and X-Men Evolution. [Amazon]