Netflix, NBC Universal Expand Streaming Pact

Netflix and NBC Universal expanded their multiyear licensing agreement, giving Netflix users who pay $8.99 and up for membership plans access to series from NBC and NBCU’s cable networks starting next week.

Series that are part of the pact include:

• Saturday Night Live (episodes from all 35 seasons, as well as day-after availability of installments from the 2010, 2011, and 2012 seasons)

• 30 Rock, The Office, and Law & Order: SVU (every episode from last season, as well as episodes from earlier seasons that were part of the previous agreement between the two parties)

• Friday Night Lights (all previous seasons, with this season to follow)

• USA Network’s Psych, In Plain Sight, and Monk (all prior seasons)

• SyFy’s Battlestar Galactica, Destination Truth, and Eureka (prior seasons, including more than 75 Galactica installments)

NBC Universal Domestic TV Distribution executive vice president and general sales manager of cable and non-theatrical sales Frances Manfredi said:

We are very pleased to continue our successful relationship with Netflix. We applaud Netflix for recognizing the value of content like SNL, Friday Night Lights, Monk, and Battlestar Galactica to their subscribers.

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos added:

This agreement adds meaningfully to the wide variety of content that can be streamed from Netflix and breaks new ground in our relationship with NBC Universal.