Do you ever wish you could catch up with some of your favorite science fiction shows? In April you can expect to see a new service that will provide Trekkies with episodes from all generations of their beloved series as well as installments from 60s classic ‘The Twilight Zone.’
CBS Corporation and Netflix, Inc. yesterday announced a two-year, non-exclusive licensing agreement that will allow select TV shows from CBS’s library, including episodes of ‘Medium,’ ‘Star Trek’ and others streamed instantly from Netflix. CBS retains an option to extend the agreement for up to two additional years. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Beginning in early April, dozens of hit shows from CBS will join the extensive library of television shows and movies available to watch instantly from Netflix for only $7.99 a month.
Content covered under the new deal includes the long-running drama, ‘Medium’ and the summer season favorite, ‘Flashpoint.’ Episodes from the original ‘Hawaii Five-0’ are included in the package, as are episodes from all generations of the definitive sci-fi series, ‘Star Trek,’ and the cult favorite, ‘Twin Peaks.’ Installments of ’60s classics, ‘The Twilight Zone’ and ‘The Andy Griffith Show,’ will be available as well.
“This deal recognizes the increasing value of our content in today’s marketplace,” said Scott Koondel, President of Distribution, CBS Television Distribution. “More and more, people want to be able to access our programming on a wide variety of platforms. We are very pleased that the titles offered through this deal will now also be made available to a whole new community through the terrific and convenient service that Netflix offers. We will continue to pursue additional non-exclusive distribution partners that are additive to our overall business.”
“We are thrilled to be bringing CBS shows to Netflix and are looking forward to growing our relationship over time,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix. “Netflix is now the only online premium subscription service with shows featured on all four broadcast networks and dozens of cable TV’s biggest brands.”
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