NBC Universal to Stream Cable and Broadcast TV Series to Netflix Members

  • Posted on: 24 September 2010
  • By: chw staff

netflixIn a joint deal with Netflix NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution announced that US Netflix members can now watch a selection of broadcast series from the NBC television network and NBC Universal's popular cable channels. This agreement has widened the choice available to Netflix members for just $8.99 a month. Movies included in the agreement include 30 Rock, The Office and Law & Order: SVU and prior seasons of Psych, Friday Night Lights and more.

Netflix is available through a wide variety of consumer electronic devices like Sony's PS3 consoles, Microsoft's Xbox 360, Nintendo's Wii, Connected TV and Blu-ray players; media players TiVo digital video recorders, Roku digital video player, smartphone and handheld devices such as Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

"We are very pleased to continue our successful relationship with Netflix," said Frances Manfredi, executive vice president and general sales manager of cable and non-theatrical sales for NBC Universal Domestic TV Distribution, who forged the deal.  "We applaud Netflix for recognizing the value of content like 'SNL,' 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Monk,' and 'Battlestar Galactica' to their subscribers."

"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," said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer for Netflix.