Fans of shows such as The Flash, Supergirl and The Vampire Diaries will no longer have to wait months for them to hit Netflix. A new deal between the streaming giant and the CW now ensures that the network’s output will arrive on the service within eight days of season finales.
The new arrangement was rumoured last month, but Deadline have now confirmed that it has been finalised. The deal ensures that all new CW shows in the upcoming 2016-2017 season will hit Netflix eight days after each season ends. It covers both the shows currently on the CW’s slate, plus any future series produced for the network.
In a statement, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, said: “Netflix members in the US 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. This is a great step forward with a valued network partner to give fans exactly what they want, when and how they want it.”
Netflix had been seeking to renegotiate its deal with the CW for several months. Previously, the network had a deal with Hulu that meant that selected episodes were available to stream there initially, with Netflix subscribers having to wait months to watch this content.
Current CW shows include the DC properties The Flash and Arrow, with Supergirl moving there from CBS for its next season. Other popular shows include The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, and Jane the Virgin.
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