Under the Dome Could Go to Netflix Streaming Eventually
While we get ready to see Under the Dome 1×03 Manhunt on CBS tonight, word has come that CBS has renewed its multi-year deal with Netflix. While Under the Dome‘s very high profile exclusive deal with Amazon Prime means that the season 1 episodes will not be going anywhere near Netflix Watch Instantly anytime soon, this contract renewal means that one day it could since Netflix is looking to not only continue streaming classic CBS shows like The Twilight Zone, Star Trek, Twin Peaks (which aired on ABC, but is now owned by CBS), and more modern titles like the last two seasons of Medium and CSI:NY, but also adding new titles to its ever-growing (yet shrinking) streaming library. This could mean Under the Dome will be on its radar once its four year exclusive deal with Amazon Prime expires. Amazon rime has buckets of money to spend, but still does not have the influence over Netflix, since, well, Netflix kind of came first. Broadcast networks seems to finally be warming up to the idea that a lot of people like to catch-up, discover, and re-watch their favorite television shows through streaming services and probably think that streaming will affect live ratings and viewership in the long run. Obviously, none of that will be going into effect anytime soon, when it might eventually happen, don’t say we did not warn you all first. You can read articles on this at Deadline here and CNET here.
Read an Excerpt of the Deadline Article on Under the Dome‘s Network, CBS, Renewing Their Contract With Netflix
CBS has extended its multi-year licensing agreement for its library content with Netflix. Under the revised deal, new titles such as L.A. Complex, 4400, and CSI: NY will be available to Netflix subscribers. The agreement also includes several CBS series already on Netflix including Jericho, Medium, and Flashpoint, along with episodes from all generations of Star Trek as well as Twin Peaks.