The Writers Guild of America said Tuesday members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a contract with Hollywood studios that increases payment for shows offered on the internet.

The guild says the deal was endorsed by 93.6 per cent of those who voted in Los Angeles and New York.

The contract was approved through a mail-in ballot that came after members were briefed two weeks ago on the deal and voted to end the 100-day strike that devastated the entertainment industry.

Under the contract, writers will get a maximum flat fee of about $1,200 for programs streamed on the internet during the deal's first two years and then get two per cent of a distributor's gross in year three.