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Netflix and PBS Strike Expanded Programming Agreement for U.S. and Canada
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Netflix and PBS Strike Expanded Programming Agreement for U.S. and Canada09:00 EDT Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Includes SVOD exclusive titles "The Bletchley Circle" and "Super Why!" plus a wide range of kids shows, documentaries and series
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) announced today an expanded multi-year licensing agreement with PBS Distribution, making a wide variety of great PBS programming available to Netflix members in the U.S. and Canada.
Beginning this fall, Netflix members can enjoy exclusive subscription video-on-demand access to all seasons of critically acclaimed The Bletchley Circle, a gripping murder mystery drama from the UK. In 2014, Netflix will become the exclusive SVOD home of Super Why!, the award-winning PBS KIDS hit preschool series which helps kids build critical literacy skills through storybook adventures.
Also available will be children's series like Wild Kratts, Caillou and Arthur, documentaries from celebrated filmmaker Ken Burns including Prohibition and Central Park Five, and past seasons of popular non-fiction series like Nova and Secrets of the Dead.
"PBS programming is both entertaining and enriching, a combination that Netflix members really appreciate," said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos.
"While PBS stations will always be the first place to see our programming, this agreement with Netflix exposes our shows to new audiences and further expands PBS's presence across all media platforms," said Jason Seiken, General Manager, PBS Digital.
About Netflix, Inc.Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with more than 36 million members in 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including Netflix original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments. Learn more about how Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is pioneering Internet television at www.netflix.com or follow Netflix on Facebook and Twitter.
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For further information: Netflix: Jenny McCabe, 408-540-2090, firstname.lastname@example.org; PBS: Jennifer Byrne, +1-703-739-5487, JRByrne@pbs.org