Netflix signs Warner Bros TV deal

Netflix and Warner Bros. Television Group have announced a licensing agreement allowing U.S. Netflix members to view previous seasons of dramas produced by Warner Bros for cable networks.

Among the shows coming to Netflix next year will be new dramas Revolution, Political Animals, Longmire, and 666 Park Avenue as well as established television series such as Chuck, Fringe and The West Wing.

"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," said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer. "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."

The agreement covers a current slate of eight Warner Bros. shows as well as potential future shows. Under the agreement, the shows can also be made available via traditional syndication windows, electronic sell–through services and on a catch–up basis for recently aired episodes.

DTG Staff  |  10.01.2013

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