Netflix Warner Bros. deal signed, to feature previous and future US TV shows via Internet TVBy Angel Cuala on Jan 8, 2013 in Entertainment, Hollywood, Internet, Technology, Television, United States •
Netflix Inc. and Warner Bros. Television Group announced this Monday, January 7, 2013, a licensing agreement deal that would allow Netflix users in the US to watch the complete earlier seasons of serialized drama shows from the 2012-13 season produced by Warner Bros. aired on various broadcast and cable networks.
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According to a press release at Netflix.com that day, the Netflix-Warner Bros. deal will exclusively feature some of the US TV drama shows, which can be watched online by Netflix subscribers starting next year. This undisclosed amount agreement will cover of eight Warner Bros. shows and potential future shows.
“This unprecedented agreement brings to Netflix members earlier and more exclusively than ever before complete previous seasons of some of the most prominent and successful shows on network and cable television,” Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer, was quoted on the press release.
“Through deals like this, Netflix is making the production economics right for the continued creation of the kind of compelling serialized dramas and thrillers that our members love.” Sarandos added, with Netflix currently has more than 30 million members in 40 countries worldwide.
“SVOD has become an important window for our serialized dramas, allowing viewers a chance to discover a series that before might have been intimidating to tune into mid-run,” Bruce Rosenblum, President, Warner Bros. Television Group, said, adding that the company is thrilled to have Netflix as one of their distribution partners.
Among the TV shows to be watched via the leading Internet TV network include “Revolution,” a post-apocalyptic science fiction drama series produced by J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot Productions, aired at NBC, and “Political Animals,” a TV drama mini-series aired at USA Network, featuring Sigourney Weaver.
In addition, Netflix will also feature the upcoming drama series “The Following” starring Kevin Bacon and will be shown at Fox starting January 21, 2013; “Longmire” (A&E); “666 Park Avenue” (ABC); as well as the serialized Warner Bros. TV series “Chuck,” “Fringe” and “The West Wing.”
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