Netflix Snags Two-Year Contract with CBS

CBS recognizes "the increasing value" of television content in today's marketplace. With the wide variety of platforms, more and more, people will be able to access this type of programming.

CBS Corporation and Netflix announced a two-year, non-exclusive licensing agreement that will allow select TV shows from CBS’s library, including episodes of “Medium” and “Flashpoint” as well as full seasons of classics such as “Frasier,” and “Cheers,” to be streamed instantly from Netflix.

The collaboration begins in early April with dozens of hit shows from CBS joining the extensive library of television shows and movies available to watch instantly from Netflix without commercials.

Other classic episodes include the original “Hawaii Five-0” as are episodes from all generations of the definitive sci-fi series, “Star Trek,” and the cult favorite, “Twin Peaks.” Installments of ’60s classics, “The Twilight Zone” and “The Andy Griffith Show,” will be available as well.

CBS recognizes “the increasing value” of television content in today’s marketplace. With the wide variety of platforms, more and more, people will be able to access this type of programming.

“We are very pleased that the titles offered through this deal will now also be made available to a whole new community through the terrific and convenient service that Netflix offers. We will continue to pursue additional non-exclusive distribution partners that are additive to our overall business,” says Scott Koondel of CBS Television Distribution

Bringing CBS television shows to Netflix is a big boost to their content. “We are thrilled to be bringing CBS shows to Netflix and are looking forward to growing our relationship over time,” said Ted Sarandos for Netflix.

According to Sanrandos, Netflix is now the only online premium subscription service with shows featured on all four broadcast networks and dozens of cable TV’s biggest brands.