‘Glee’ And ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Now Available Through Netflix
Netflix and News Corp’s Twentieth Century Fox announced Friday that they have amended and expanded a distribution deal that will add additional titles from Fox’s television and movie library to Netflix’s instant online streaming service.
The multi-year deal covers the first season of “Glee” and the first two seasons of “Sons of Anarchy” starting Friday, with additional seasons being added annually. Netflix will also get streaming rights to Fox’s other older series including “Ally McBeal” and “The Wonder Years.”
Netflix will also get streaming rights to a number of Fox’s movies after their premium pay TV license periods come to an end, the companies said.
“Our expanded non-exclusive streaming arrangement with Netflix maintains Fox’s flexibility to effectively manage both the content we offer, and the appropriate window of availability relative to our other distribution partnerships,” said Peter Levinsohn, president of new media and digital distribution for Fox Filmed Entertainment. “We look forward to working with Netflix and our other partners to further enhance the choices available to audiences.”
The previous deal between the two companies included streaming rights to popular shows such as “24″ and “The X-files.”
“We’ve worked closely with Fox for the last year to provide our members access to some of the studio’s greatest TV franchises and library of both contemporary and classic movies,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos told Reuters.
The newly added “Glee” and “Sons of Anarchy” programs should give Netflix an added boost.
Glee has a loyal fan base, two Platinum and two Gold albums, more than 21 million song downloads, the record for the most titles on the Billboard Hot 100 by a non-solo act, 19 Emmy nominations and four Emmy awards.
Sons of Anarchy, now in its third season on FX, has become a cult favorite.
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