Netflix and The CW announce new, multi-year deal

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., July 5 (UPI) — Netflix and The CW say they have inked a new, multi-year, content-licensing relationship that allows Netflix to remain the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for previous seasons of The CW’s scripted series.

“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,” Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix, said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a great step forward with a valued network partner to give fans exactly what they want, when and how they want it.”

“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,” added Mark Pedowitz, president of 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 pact spans all current CW series, as well as all future programs produced for the network during the term of the new agreement.

Among the shows included in the deal are Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Arrow, Flash, Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Vampire Diaries, The 100, iZombie, The Originals and Reign.

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