Netflix, Warner Bros. Television Sign Licensing Deal
Netflix and Warner Bros. television have reportedly signed a licensing deal that will bring programs like Revolution and Chuck to the popular streaming service.
The deal also means that Netflix will get shows like the Kevin Bacon thriller The Following once the season has completed its run. According to The Wrap, some of the other shows included in the deal are Fringe, Longmire, and the Sigourney Weaver miniseries Political Animals.
Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement:
“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.”
The official press release explains the deal currently includes eight Warner Bros. program. However, Netflix streaming will have access to a number of additional programs down the line.
Warner Bros. Television Group President Bruce Rosenblum said the company sees Netflix as great way to bring its shows to viewers.
“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. We continue to adapt our business models to include SVOD when it makes sense for the long-term value of each show and are thrilled to have Netflix as one of our distribution partners.”
Netflix has recently been on a quest to add a host of additional content to its already deep catalog of titles. The Inquisitr reported last month that the company has brokered a deal with Disney to bring a number of classic movies to the service.
The Disney titles now available on streaming include such animated classics as Pocahontas, Dumbo, and Alice in Wonderland.
Are you a subscriber to Netflix streaming? Are you looking forward to some of the Warner Bros. Television shows that will be heading to the service?