Netflix Expands Licensing Deal with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) today announced the extension and expansion of itslicensingagreement with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).The expanded licensing agreement includes new seasons of currently available CBC TV shows on Netflix, including Republic of Doyle, Heartland, Mr. D, Dragons' Den and other titles. Additionally, the deal will add CBC fan-favorite Murdoch Mysteries to the service for the first time.Beginning this December and continuing through 2014, new shows and seasons will be available to Canadian members.
"These shows represent some of Canada's best home-grown television," said Sean Carey, Vice President, Content Acquisition at Netflix. "Working with the CBC is part of our commitment to bringing Canadian subscribers the best of Canadian films and TV shows."
"Through this agreement Canadians will continue to enjoy a range of CBC programming on Netflix," said Bob Kerr, senior director, Licensing Division, CBC Revenue Group. "We are delighted that Netflix continues to invest in CBC as a provider of high quality Canadian content."
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages.
Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with over 40 million members in more than 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
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