Following rumors the other week, Netflix and The CW Network officially announced a new multi-year content licensing relationship today that sets up Netflix as the exclusive streaming service for previous seasons of scripted CW shows.
The relationship spans all current CW shows, as well as all future programs produced for the network during the term of the new agreement, which begins with the just-completed 2015-2016 broadcast season. Starting with the coming 2016-2017 season, Netflix members will be able to stream full seasons for each of these programs starting just eight days after each show’s season finale.
The list of shows that will be fully available include “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Legends of Tomorrow,” “Supergirl,” “Jane the Virgin,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “The 100,” “iZombie,” “The Originals” and “Reign” along with this coming season’s three new shows: “Frequency,” “No Tomorrow” and “Riverdale”.
The press release includes a quote by Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix, which sadly seems to indicate the deal will only be for Netflix members in the US for the moment.
Source: The CW