Netflix and NBC Universal Announce Online Deal for 'Heroes' and Other Popular Series
Netflix and NBC Universal Announce Online Deal for 'Heroes' and Other PopularSeries'Heroes' can be Watched Instantly by Netflix Subscribers the Day After itsNetwork Airing
UNIVERSAL CITY and LOS GATOS, Calif., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), the world's largest online movie rental service,and NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution today announced anagreement through which current episodes of the network's top-rated prime timeseries, "Heroes," can be watched online by Netflix subscribers the day aftertheir network airings.
The deal follows NBC Universal's announcement with G4 and Mojo as theoff-network cable homes for "Heroes" and makes Netflix the exclusive SVODoutlet for the series and the third arm of the studio's syndication deal.
In addition, Netflix also offers prior season episodes of other popularNBC series including "30 Rock," "Friday Night Lights" and "The Office." Forthese shows, Netflix subscribers will have the option of enjoying them on DVDor watching them instantly on their PCs at Netflix.com.
"We are pleased to expand our relationship with NBC Universal DomesticTelevision Distribution and be part of their innovative distributionstrategy," said Robert Kyncl, Vice President of Content Acquisition forNetflix. "We have a shared interest in granting fans expanded access to andstrengthening the network's key franchises."
"We are excited to establish Netflix as a part of our off-networksyndication strategy for 'Heroes,'" said Frances Manfredi, Executive VicePresident & General Sales Manager, NBC Universal Domestic TelevisionDistribution. "This deal reflects the changing landscape of the entertainmentmarketplace and our objective of finding new buyers that complement ourtraditional customers."
Netflix, Inc (Nasdaq: NFLX) is the world's largest online movie rentalservice, providing more than seven million subscribers access to over 90,000DVD titles plus a growing library of over 5,000 choices that can be watchedinstantly on their PCs. The company offers nine subscription plans, startingat only $4.99 per month. There are no due dates and no late fees -- ever.All Netflix plans include both DVDs delivered to subscribers' homes and, forno additional fee, movies and TV series that can be started in as little as 30seconds on subscribers' PCs. DVDs are delivered free to members by firstclass mail, with a postage-paid return envelope, from over 100 U.S. shippingpoints. Nearly 95 percent of Netflix subscribers live in areas that can bereached with generally one business day delivery. Netflix offers personalizedmovie recommendations and has more than one billion movie ratings. For moreinformation, visit http://www.netflix.com.
About NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution
NBC Universal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to thedomestic and international marketplaces. The NBC Universal DomesticTelevision Distribution division is responsible for the distribution of NBCUniversal product to all forms of television within the U.S. and Canada. Thisincludes distribution of current and library film and television product,including formats and non-scripted programming, in the pay, free, and basicmarkets, as well as the domestic syndication of first-run syndicated TVprograms and theatrical and TV movie packages.
Current and upcoming first-run strip syndicated programming at NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution includes Access Hollywood, BlindDate, Deal or No Deal, The Jerry Springer Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Mauryand The Steve Wilkos Show. Current first-run weekly syndicated programmingincludes The Chris Matthews Show, The Wall Street Journal Report with MariaBartiromo, Your Total Health, Lyons & Bailes Reel Talk and the off-networkdistribution of Heroes, The Office, House, the Law & Order series and muchmore.SOURCE Netflix, Inc.Ken Ross of Netflix, +1-408-540-3931, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Joe Schlosser ofNBC, +1-818-777-6439, email@example.com
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