Netflix and the CW New Licensing Deal Confirmed

"Worlds Finest" -- Kara gains a new ally when the lightning-fast superhero The Flash suddenly appears from an alternate universe and helps Kara battle Siobhan, aka Silver Banshee, and Livewire in exchange for her help in finding a way to return him home, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, March 28 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin  Photo: Robert Voets/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. © 2016 WBEI. All rights reserved.
“Worlds Finest” — Kara gains a new ally when the lightning-fast superhero The Flash suddenly appears from an alternate universe and helps Kara battle Siobhan, aka Silver Banshee, and Livewire in exchange for her help in finding a way to return him home, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, March 28 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin Photo: Robert Voets/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. © 2016 WBEI. All rights reserved.

A new multi-year content licensing agreement has been confirmed by The CW and Netflix for previous seasons of scripted series. The deal shortens the wait between broadcast finales and availability on Netflix. The coming 2016-17 season shows will be available eight days after a program’s season finale. This included shows such as:

Frequency, No Tomorrow, Riverdale, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Supernatural, The 100” and The Vampire Diaries.

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said of the deal:

“Netflix members in the U.S. 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. This is a great step forward with a valued network partner to give fans exactly what they want, when and how they want it.”

CW president Mark Pedowitz stated:

“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. 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.”

Happy binge watching, kids!!

 

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