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CBS, Netflix sign two-year streaming agreement

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 22 Feb 2011 6:36 User comments (3)

CBS, Netflix sign two-year streaming agreement

Netflix and CBS have signed a non-exclusive, two-year licensing agreement that will give Netflix subscribers a chance to view older and some newer CBS content via the Watch Instantly streaming service.
For the "classic" library, CBS is making Frasier, Family Ties, Star Trek, the original Hawaii Five-O, Twin Peaks and The Twilight Zone available.

In the current content, Medium and Flashpoint are now available to Netflix users.

Says Scott Koondel, president of distribution, CBS Television Distribution (via THR):

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. We will continue to pursue additional non-exclusive distribution partners that are additive to our overall business.

Adds Netflix chief content office Ted Sarandos:

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.

Earlier in the day, Amazon started their own rival streaming platform, which is free to all Amazon Prime members and has 5000 titles right at launch.

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3 user comments

122.2.2011 19:36

Once they have current content in HD along with 5.1 audio I'll consider trying their service. Reruns of Twilight Zone and Hawaii Five-O can be seen for free elsewhere in SD format.

223.2.2011 11:14

I'm hoping Star Trek TNG is included. I'd love to watch that from the beginning.

325.2.2011 11:34

I guess we'll not see CSI any time soon :(


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