CBS Extends Licensing Deal With Netflix To Canada & Latin America – Star Trek Included August 1, 2011by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Trek on TV,Web , trackback
There is potential good news for Star Trek fans outside the USA who feel they miss out on some of the latest things. Netflix and CBS have announced new licensing deal for streaming TV content in Canada and Latin America. The deals will include at least some Star Trek series. Details below.
Netflix & CBS extend licensing deal to Canada and Latin America
At the beginning of July Netflix began streaming every episode of Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise to subscribers in the USA. Deep Space Nine will also become available in October. The Star Trek content is part of an overall licensing deal with CBS. And now Netflix and CBS have cut a new international licensing deal for Canada and Latin America.
TrekMovie is still trying to confirm what Star Trek shows are included in the new deal. So far the only thing confirmed in the official press release are the original Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation for Netflix in Latin America. Netflix announced in early July that it would be launching in 43 countries across Mexico, South America and the Caribbean later this year. However, it is possible that more Star Trek is coming Netflix in Latin America and Canada.
TrekMovie will provide an update when we get more info from CBS and Netflix.
CBS AND NETFLIX ANNOUNCE INTERNATIONAL LICENSING AGREEMENT FOR CANADIAN AND LATIN AMERICAN SUBSCRIBERS
CBS Corporation [NYSE: CBS.A and CBS] and Netflix, Inc. [Nasdaq: NFLX] today announced a two-year, non-exclusive international licensing agreement that will enable certain television shows from across CBS Corporation to be streamed instantly to Netflix subscribers in Canada and Latin America. The agreement follows a separate domestic deal announced between the two companies in February. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Beginning in September, and for only $7.99 a month, Netflix members in Canada will be able to enjoy both the current and complete back seasons for CW hit "90210," as well as past seasons of critically lauded fan favorites from SHOWTIME such as "Californication," "Dexter," and "The United States of Tara." Canadian members will also have access to a broad range of CBS library programming, including "Numb3rs," "Sleeper Cell," and "Twin Peaks."
Netflix announced in early July that it would be launching in 43 countries across Mexico, South America and the Caribbean later this year. Under this new deal with CBS, previous seasons of series, including "90210," "Medium," "Nurse Jackie," "Californication" and "Dexter," will be available for Latin American members to watch instantly, as will a broad range of library titles, including the original "Star Trek," "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Charmed," and "Twin Peaks."
"We are pleased to be partners with Netflix as they rollout their superb service to new markets," said Armando Nunez, President, CBS Studios International. "This new arrangement—which does not compete with U.S. ratings or SHOWTIME’s domestic subscriber base—underscores the popularity of CBS content around the world, and illustrates yet another meaningful way for us to realize incremental value from our vast library of content."
"We are delighted to be expanding our successful relationship with CBS to our newer markets in Canada and Latin America," said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix. "We aim to provide the widest possible range of great TV shows so our members can always find something compelling to watch wherever and whenever they want."