Netflix to Offer CBS Content

After announcing a licensing agreement with ABC last December, Netflix has now inked a deal with another major network. Yesterday, CBS and the popular online movie rental service announced that Netflix will offer CBS content to its approximately 20 million subscribers.

The companies signed a two-year, non exclusive licensing agreement that will allow Netflix subscribers to stream content from the CBS TV library beginning in April. Medium, Frasier, Cheers, Family Ties, Twin Peaks, The Twilight Zone, and Star Trek are just a few of the shows that will be available for viewing.  

"We are very pleased that the titles offered through this deal will now also be made available to a whole new community through the terrific and convenient service that Netflix offers,” said Scoot Koondel president of distribution, CBS Television Distribution. “We will continue to pursue additional non-exclusive distribution partners that are additive to our overall business."

Netflix chief content office Ted Sarandos said, "Netflix is now the only online premium subscription service with shows featured on all four broadcast networks and dozens of cable TV's biggest brands."

The recent network deals will help Netflix compete with an increasing number of competitors, including Redbox’s new DVD subscription service and Amazon.com’s new streaming video service.

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Via: Hollywood Reporter


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