Netflix acquires SVOD rights to Batman ‘Gotham’ series
September 3, 2014
By Nik Roseveare
Netflix and Warner Bros have confirmed an agreement that makes Netflix the exclusive subscription VoD home of the highly anticipated series, Gotham, in each of the territories in which the Internet TV network current operates – and select other territories. Each season of the series will be available to Netflix members following linear broadcast beginning in 2015.
“In this era of new business models and expanding windows, this is an unprecedented deal for our company and our industry,” said Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros Worldwide Television Distribution. “While we typically license our programming country by country, we have licensed this very special series to Netflix on a multi-territory basis. Netflix is a perfect home for Gotham following its initial broadcast in each respective country, giving Netflix subscribers the opportunity to catch-up prior to the new season, whether they’re already fans or discovering it for the first time.”
Premiering on September 22nd on Fox in the US, the series draws on the origin story of Batman, taking place in Gotham City as young Detective (and future Commissioner) James Gordon and the recently orphaned Bruce Wayne first meet.