Posted Wed Jul 6, 2016 at 08:00 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The streaming service is now the exclusive U.S. subscription television platform for CW programming.
Netflix and the CW have announced a new multi-year content licensing agreement. As part of the deal, Netflix will remain the exclusive US streaming home for previous seasons of The CW Network's shows.
"Since the initial landmark deal in 2011, The CW's programming has enjoyed tremendous success and increased exposure through Netflix, and our new agreement not only continues but enhances this valuable relationship," said Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. "The CW has positioned itself for the future by transforming into a true hybrid network, rooted in broadcast while fully embracing the digital and streaming habits of the viewers."
The agreement begins with the just completed 2015-2016 broadcast season, and coverage includes all current CW series, along with all future programs produced for the network during the term of the deal. In addition, starting with the 2016-2017 season, the partnership will allow Netflix users to stream full seasons for covered programs beginning eight days after each show's season finale. The CW streaming lineup on Netflix will include upcoming shows like 'Frequency,' 'No Tomorrow,' and 'Riverdale,' along with returning series like 'Legends of Tomorrow,' 'Supergirl,' 'Arrow,' 'Flash,' 'Jane the Virgin,' 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,' and more.
"Netflix members in the US love the great lineup 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."
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