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Netflix and NBC Universal Announce Online Deal for 'Heroes' and Other Popular Series
Nov 29, 2007 (08:11 AM EST)
UNIVERSAL CITY and LOS GATOS, Calif., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Netflix, Inc. , the world's largest online movie rental service, and NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution today announced an agreement through which current episodes of the network's top-rated prime time series, "Heroes," can be watched online by Netflix subscribers the day after their network airings.
The deal follows NBC Universal's announcement with G4 and Mojo as the off-network cable homes for "Heroes" and makes Netflix the exclusive SVOD outlet for the series and the third arm of the studio's syndication deal.
In addition, Netflix also offers prior season episodes of other popular NBC series including "30 Rock," "Friday Night Lights" and "The Office." For these shows, Netflix subscribers will have the option of enjoying them on DVD or watching them instantly on their PCs at Netflix.com.
"We are pleased to expand our relationship with NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution and be part of their innovative distribution strategy," said Robert Kyncl, Vice President of Content Acquisition for Netflix. "We have a shared interest in granting fans expanded access to and strengthening the network's key franchises."
"We are excited to establish Netflix as a part of our off-network syndication strategy for 'Heroes,'" said Frances Manfredi, Executive Vice President & General Sales Manager, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. "This deal reflects the changing landscape of the entertainment marketplace and our objective of finding new buyers that complement our traditional customers."
Netflix, Inc http://www.netflix.com is the world's largest online movie rental service, providing more than seven million subscribers access to over 90,000 DVD titles plus a growing library of over 5,000 choices that can be watched instantly on their PCs. The company offers nine subscription plans, starting at only $4.99 per month. There are no due dates and no late fees -- ever. All Netflix plans include both DVDs delivered to subscribers' homes and, for no additional fee, movies and TV series that can be started in as little as 30 seconds on subscribers' PCs. DVDs are delivered free to members by first class mail, with a postage-paid return envelope, from over 100 U.S. shipping points. Nearly 95 percent of Netflix subscribers live in areas that can be reached with generally one business day delivery. Netflix offers personalized movie recommendations and has more than one billion movie ratings. For more information, visit .
About NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution
NBC Universal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. The NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution division is responsible for the distribution of NBC Universal product to all forms of television within the U.S. and Canada. This includes distribution of current and library film and television product, including formats and non-scripted programming, in the pay, free, and basic markets, as well as the domestic syndication of first-run syndicated TV programs and theatrical and TV movie packages.
Current and upcoming first-run strip syndicated programming at NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution includes Access Hollywood, Blind Date, Deal or No Deal, The Jerry Springer Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Maury and The Steve Wilkos Show. Current first-run weekly syndicated programming includes The Chris Matthews Show, The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo, Your Total Health, Lyons & Bailes Reel Talk and the off-network distribution of Heroes, The Office, House, the Law & Order series and much more.
CONTACT: Ken Ross of Netflix, +1-408-540-3931, firstname.lastname@example.org; or JoeSchlosser of NBC, +1-818-777-6439,
Web site: http://www.netflix.com/