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Netflix buys rights to stream 'Gotham' before it has even aired on TV

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Sep 2014 23:11 User comments (7)

Netflix buys rights to stream 'Gotham' before it has even aired on TV Netflix has set a new precedent in the streaming industry, signing a streaming deal for a broadcast series that has not even yet aired on TV.
The deal between Netflix and Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution is for the new series 'Gotham' and Netflix will be the exclusive SVOD (subscription video on demand) provider for the show in all of its territories. The show will be available to Netflix subscribers after its U.S. broadcast run, with the first season expected to be made available in September 2015 right before the launch of the second season.

Deadline's report says Netflix is paying $1.75 million per episode, a huge figure only surpassed by the company's alleged 'Blacklist' exclusive deal at $2 million per episode.

Gotham premieres on September 22 on Fox and will tell the origin story of a younger Bruce Wayne and a younger Commissioner Gordon.

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7 user comments

13.9.2014 9:05

That's a pretty sweet deal for Netflix; let's hope the show was worth it.

23.9.2014 19:50

Yet ANOTHER frivolous report/comment on an AD article!

"Netflix buys rights to stream 'Gotham' before it has even aired on TV"

however..............

"The show will be available to Netflix subscribers after its U.S. broadcast run"

According to the latter statement and from everything I've heard, it's not "BEFORE IT HAS EVEN AIRED".

Nonsense BSing articles!!!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 03 Sep 2014 @ 19:51

33.9.2014 20:45

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According to the latter statement and from everything I've heard, it's not "BEFORE IT HAS EVEN AIRED".
You over-read into this...

Basically what it said, and this was on other sites using similar wording; is that's it's unusual for any streaming service to order in a show prior to it being aired on a televised channel.

So no their wording didn't misrepresent anything and was not frivolous but indeed accurate. As Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, etc.. usually have to wait at least 1 season after the show's aired to have the right to bid on streaming it. Hence it's unusual.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 03 Sep 2014 @ 20:46

44.9.2014 14:17

Originally posted by Mysttic:
Quote:
According to the latter statement and from everything I've heard, it's not "BEFORE IT HAS EVEN AIRED".
You over-read into this...

Basically what it said, and this was on other sites using similar wording; is that's it's unusual for any streaming service to order in a show prior to it being aired on a televised channel.

So no their wording didn't misrepresent anything and was not frivolous but indeed accurate. As Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, etc.. usually have to wait at least 1 season after the show's aired to have the right to bid on streaming it. Hence it's unusual.
Indeed you're right. I read it half the wrong way. Clearer now with fresh perspective.

I'm rather excited about this show but think it'll last for a year or 2 (struggling) and get cancelled like most shows nowadays. This will likely be a quick cancellation.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 04 Sep 2014 @ 14:23

54.9.2014 17:06

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I'm rather excited about this show but think it'll last for a year or 2 (struggling) and get cancelled like most shows nowadays. This will likely be a quick cancellation.

Yes, I hear you there; I too want this show to be good, but am sceptical. Half the reason I am is the cast, the other half of my scepticism is the story; still I'll with-hold judgement until we can view it, who knows: it could actually surprise us.

613.9.2014 2:49

I soooo this show to do good, but being on FOX, a network known for destroying good shows (Firefly, Almost Human, Space: Above And Beyond to name a few) makes me worried.


714.9.2014 10:11

Can't say I'm optimistic about this show. Seems stupid.... so it will probably do really well!

Originally posted by hearme0:
Originally posted by Mysttic:

You over-read into this...


Indeed you're right...

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaa?

:)


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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