NBC Cuts A Deal With Netflix

NBC has but a deal with Netflix that will let its users stream episodes of “Heroes” the day after they air. The deal will also provide access to past seasons of NBC shows, says a Netflix press release.

In addition, Netflix also offers prior season episodes of other popular NBC series including “30 Rock,” “Friday Night Lights” and “The Office.” For these shows, Netflix subscribers will have the option of enjoying them on DVD or watching them instantly on their PCs at Netflix.com.

“We are pleased to expand our relationship with NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution and be part of their innovative distribution strategy,” said Robert Kyncl, Vice President of Content Acquisition for Netflix. “We have a shared interest in granting fans expanded access to and strengthening the network’s key franchises.”

“We are excited to establish Netflix as a part of our off-network syndication strategy for ‘Heroes’, ” said Frances Manfredi, Executive Vice President & General Sales Manager, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. “This deal reflects the changing landscape of the entertainment marketplace and our objective of finding new buyers that complement our traditional customers.”

Does TV even require a TV anymore? It just seems a shame that NBC can’t decide how it would like to offer its programming to the public via the internet. Between NBC Direct, Hulu, Amazon, and now Netflix, it’s getting a little bit out of control.

NETFLIX AND NBC UNIVERSAL ANNOUNCE ONLINE DEAL FOR ‘HEROES’ AND OTHER POPULAR SERIES (Press Release) [Netflix]
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