[TV] Netflix Acquires Rights To Several Warner Bros. TV Shows Including Fringe and Chuck Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.07.2013
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Yahoo TV reports that Netflix and Warner Bros. Television have made a licensing deal that gives Netflix streaming rights to shows like the J.J. Abrams-produced Revolution and popular programs like The West Wing, Chuck and Fringe.
Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer, said: "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 agreement also includes recently canceled shows like 666 Park Avenue and shows that haven't even aired yet like The Following, which stars Kevin Bacon as a former FBI agent tracking a serial killer that will debut on FOX this month. It includes rights to eight Warner Bros shows which also include Longmire (A&E's Western Mystery series), and the USA mini-series Political Animals.
Financial terms weren't released, but the biggest note is that Netflix is now the exclusive online home for complete seasons of Warner Bros shows from this year. This will help it against rivals like Amazon Prime. Netflix also signed a deal with Disney last month that gave it streaming rights to the studio's catalog and straight-to-DVD movies, along with exclusive rights to the new movies from 2016 to 2018.
Netflix is also developing original programming, starting with House of Cards (political thriller starring Kevin Spacey) premiering next month.