This AP story was widely covered despite stating the obvious: Gaps in Netflix's online library likely to persist.
No matter how much Netflix Inc. is willing to pay for the rights, some online video remains off-limits.
Major movie studios are refusing to license the rights to most of their latest movies at the same time they're released on DVDs. Premium cable channels such as HBO and Showtime also are withholding their most popular series, including "Game of Thrones" and "Dexter," because they are worried about losing subscribers if the content is available on Netflix's less expensive Internet service.
Due to exclusive agreements, competition (HBO, Showtime), and other factors it's unlikely that any streaming service will have a large percentage of the titles available on DVD.
The story did report current title counts: 60,000 streaming titles and 140,000 DVDs at Netflix.
Thanks to FearNo1 for sending this in.