Netflix, CW extend content deal
July 6, 2016
Netflix and The CW Network, a joint venture between CBS and Warner Bros, have announced a new multi-year content licensing relationship that allows Netflix to remain the exclusive US subscription television service for previous seasons of scripted series broadcast on The CW.
The new relationship spans all current CW series, as well as all future programmes produced for the network during the term of the new agreement, which begins with the just-completed 2015-2016 broadcast season. Starting with the 2016-2017 season, Netflix members will be able to stream full seasons for each of these programmes beginning eight days after each show’s season finale.
Programming available to Netflix members will include DC series Arrow, Flash, Legends Of Tomorrow and Supergirl as well as Jane The Virgin, The 100, and The Vampire Diaries among others.
“Netflix members in the US love the great line-up of series from The CW, and we are thrilled to extend the relationship and bring those shows to our members exclusively now, just eight days after their season finales,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix. “This is a great step forward with a valued network partner to give fans exactly what they want, when and how they want it.”