If you are a big fan of viewing your shows through Netflix, whether it’s for binge watching or getting into a new show for the first time, as well as love the DC TV shows on The CW, then this piece of news should make you quite excited. It was announced today by Variety that Netflix and The CW has signed a new licensing deal for their scripted shows which comes with a very special gift to CW viewers on Netflix.
What this new multi-year contract means for upcoming seasons of the shows, is that they will now debute eight days after their season finales have aired for each show. This will start with the upcoming 2016-2017 TV Season for all their shows, including The Flash Season 3, Arrow Season 5, Supergirl Season 2 and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 2. Ted Sarandos, who is the Chief Content Officer at Netflix, spoke about the new contract with CW.
“Netflix members in the US love the great lineup of series from The CW, and we are thrilled to extend the relationship and bring those shows to our members exclusively now, just eight days after their season finales. This is a great step forward with a valued network partner to give fans exactly what they want, when and how they want it.”
Mark Pedowtiz, the president of the network also spoke of the continuing partnership between Netflix and The CW.
“Since the initial landmark deal in 2011, The CW’s programming has enjoyed tremendous success and increased exposure through Netflix, and our new agreement not only continues but enhances this valuable relationship. The CW has positioned itself for the future by transforming into a true hybrid network, rooted in broadcast while fully embracing the digital and streaming habits of the viewers.”
The Flash Season 3 will race in on Tuesday, October 4, Arrow Season 5 will start on Wednesday, October 5, Supergirl Season 2 will begin on Tuesday, October 10 and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 will kick-off on Thursday, October 13, all at 8/7c on The CW respectively.