Netflix Adds “Glee,” “Sons of Anarchy” to Streaming Plan

Netflix announced today that it has expanded a distribution deal with News Corp.’s Twentieth Century Fox that will make some past seasons of the Fox hit show Glee and FX’s Sons of Anarchy, as well as other older series, available for instant streaming.

The multi-year expansion deal covers the first season of Glee, and the first two seasons of Sons of Anarchy, and also includes such shows as Ally McBeal and The Wonder Years.

Fox is also going to make a number of library movies available to Netflix after their premium pay TV license periods conclude, the companies said. Financial details of the deal weren’t disclosed. The previous deal covered such shows as 24, Arrested Development, Lie to Me, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and X-Files.

“Our expanded non-exclusive streaming arrangement with Netflix maintains Fox’s flexibility to effectively manage both the content we offer, and the appropriate window of availability relative to our other distribution partnerships,” said Peter Levinsohn, president of new media and digital distribution for Fox Filmed Entertainment.

Netflix chief content office, Ted Sarandos, said, “We’ve worked closely with Fox for the last year to provide our members access to some of the studio’s greatest TV franchises and library of both contemporary and classic movies. Our members love TV shows, and making such pop-culture hits like Glee and Sons of Anarchy available to watch instantly reinforces our commitment to provide them a wider selection of programs.”


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