Netflix secures killer CBS Dexter deal
Online entertainment service Netflix and CBS Corporation have agreed a deal which will see all eight seasons of the Showtime drama Dexter will become available for Netflix members in the United States. Beginning on Halloween (October 31, 2013), the first four seasons of the award-winning series will be available to watch instantly; seasons 5-8 will begin on Jan 1, 2014.
“We’re thrilled to have Dexter, one of Showtime’s highest-rated shows on Netflix, and so quickly after it completed its record-breaking run,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix. “This is one of the great serialised dramas of the past decade and we know our members will enjoy discovering or reliving the twisted world of Dexter Morgan anywhere and anytime they want.”
“We’re excited to expand our relationship with Netflix’s premium service with this ground-breaking Showtime series,” said Scott Koondel, Chief Corporate Content Licensing Officer, CBS Corporation. “Showtime has created one of the signature programming brands on television, and this agreement for Dexter further demonstrates the value of this content in the marketplace while expanding the show’s passionate fan base to a whole new online audience.”