Netflix Inc. and Warner Bros. Television Group today announced a licensing agreement allowing U.S. Netflix members to enjoy complete previous seasons of addictive serialized dramas produced by Warner Bros. for top broadcast and cable networks. It is the latest of several deals Warner and other Time Warner companies have done in Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) that underscore our commitment to making our content more available to consumers across all platforms.
Among the shows coming to Netflix next year are Revolution (the NBC drama from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions that’s the #1 new series of the 2012-2013 TV season), USA Network’s Political Animals and A&E’s Western mystery series Longmire.
“SVOD has become an important window for our serialized dramas, allowing viewers a chance to discover a series that before might have been intimidating to tune into mid-run,” said Bruce Rosenblum, President, Warner Bros. Television Group. “We continue to adapt our business models to include SVOD when it makes sense for the long-term value of each show and are thrilled to have Netflix as one of our distribution partners.”
Fans can also look forward to streaming the highly anticipated new drama The Following, staring Kevin Bacon as a former FBI agent on the trail of a serial killer. The Following premieres on FOX January 21.
The agreement covers eight current Warner Bros. shows as well as potential future shows, allowing them to be made available via traditional syndication windows, electronic sell-through services and on a catch-up basis for recently aired episodes.