Netflix and Warner Bros. ink a deal heard 'round the internet
The streaming subscription king and one of TV’s busiest production houses have inked a major deal that’s great for them and bad for your insomnia.
Although Warner Bros. used to be far from a fan of Netflix even saying it was like “the Albanian army” trying to take over the world in 2010 (burn), the site has obviously won them over (see: money).
Eight dramas and potentially future programs will be available exclusively on Netflix with only a one season delay (as opposed to most series which only come to the site after several years or keep subscribers waiting on updated seasons). Warner Bros. will keep the rights to syndicate the shows on other, more traditional platforms and they will still sell individual episodes.
The deal will bring subscribers shows produced by Warner Bros. from ABC, A&E, the USA Network, to name a few. Not to mention that thanks to the deal you can finally see what all the buzz over The West Wing is about (even if you are six years late).
Neither heavy weight is saying much about the financial logistics of this deal, but all this convenience is definitely costing someone.
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