CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Television Group announced today a licensing agreement with Netflix allowing U.S. members of Netflix to watch previous seasons of scripted series that air on The CW from its current schedule through the 2014-15 season.
As part of this four-year output deal, Netflix has licensed the rights to
stream more than 700 hours of previous-season episodes of The CW's dramas
as well as future programs. These rights extend for four years after each
series, current or future, ends its broadcast run on the network. The CW
content can also be made available via traditional syndication windows,
electronic sell-through services and, on a partial-season basis, through
authenticated cable providers.
Programming available to Netflix members will include the eight dramas on
The CW?s Fall 2011 schedule, including new series "Ringer," "Hart of Dixie"
and "The Secret Circle;" returning hits "The Vampire Diaries," "Gossip
Girl," "90210," "Supernatural," "Nikita" and mid-season series, "One Tree
Episodes of all scripted series airing on The CW this broadcast season will
premiere for Netflix members in Fall 2012. In addition, all episodes of
future scripted series appearing on The CW through the 2014-15 season will
be available to stream from Netflix through a commensurate window.