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CBS, Netflix extend international licensing agreements

November 2, 2012

The Borgias

CBS Corporation and Internet subscription streaming service Netflix have extended their international licensing agreements to stream select CBS Corporation shows in Canada, Latin America, the UK and Ireland. Terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

As part of the extended agreements, Netflix members in each of these territories will enjoy previous seasons of Showtime’s Dexter and popular CBS library programmes such as Charmed, Jericho and The 4400. Previous seasons of other critically-acclaimed and popular series will be available on a territory-by-territory basis, including CBS’s The Good Wife and Hawaii Five-0, as well as Showtime’s House of Lies and The Borgias.

Armando Nuñez, President and CEO of the CBS Global Distribution Group, described Netflix as “a great partner” adding that a mutually beneficial relationship had helped grow their respective businesses. “It is an arrangement that showcases our premium content on Netflix’s world-class service in a way that complements our traditional worldwide licensing and adds to our overall international revenue,” he noted.

Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer, said the company’s goal was to give Netflix members a broad mix of engaging shows to watch, “and this extended agreement does just that.”



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