Scott Koondel


Amazon takes CBS summer drama – again

Subscription VOD service Amazon Prime Video has again secured rights to a CBS summer drama series. The streamer has secured exclusive US streaming and download rights to Salvation, with episodes launching four days after their broadcast debut on linear TV. The suspense thriller series follows a tech superstar and an MIT graduate who discover an […]

Netflix extends CW content pact

Netflix will remain the exclusive US subscription on-demand home of programming from broadcast network The CW following a new agreement. The pair have concluded a deal that will see shows such as The 100, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin made available to Netflix subscribers in their entirety eight days after their finale. Also included […]

Amazon extends CBS summer series pact

Amazon Prime Instant Video has taken exclusive US streaming rights to broadcast network CBS’s next three summer event series. Amazon has licensed all of CBS’s previous summer drama originals, Under the Dome, Extant and Zoo, and will now get the efforts for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 seasons. CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves has previously […]

Netflix bags Patterson’s Zoo

Novelist James Patterson’s first network TV series, Zoo, has been sold to Netflix, while another of his book franchises is being made into a web series. Netflix has acquired exclusive US video-on-demand rights to 13-part event drama Zoo, which is being produced for CBS’s 2015 summer slots, from CBS Television Distribution. The streaming service has agreed […]

CBS deal is Elementary for Hulu

Hulu Plus has taken subscription video on demand rights to Sherlock Holmes-inspired US drama Elementary. The deal give the US streaming site’s premium service all seasons and episodes of the drama after they have aired on the CBS broadcast network. The show is produced and distributed by CBS, which has already shopped series including The […]

Halloween treat as Netflix buys Dexter

Netflix has acquired all eight seasons of the recently ended Showtime serial killer drama Dexter and will launch half on Halloween night. The first four will be available instantly on the service on October 31, with the final four added on January 1, 2014. The finale episode of the series, about a police blood spatter […]

Netflix extends CBS licensing deal

Netflix has extended its multi-year licensing agreement with CBS Corp. and will now offer customers streaming access to series such as L.A. Complex, 4400 and CSI: NY. The streaming service already offers CBS-distributed programming including Jericho, Medium, Flashpoint, Star Trek and Twin Peaks. Licenses on these programmes have also extended. “We are very pleased to […]

Amazon inks new programming deal with CBS

Amazon has extended the terms of a programming deal with CBS, adding a raft of new series to its Prime streaming service. The deal between Amazon and CBS gives the former content from the US CBS network and from the CBS Television Distribution catalogue. The new deal also allows Amazon to add shows from cable […]