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The CW Shows to Find New Streaming Home as Netflix Deal Not Renewed


The two companies have not renewed their licensing agreement, which expired this spring, meaning that new shows from the broadcaster will no longer automatically begin streaming on Netflix at the end of their seasons.


Mark Pedowitz, president of CW, hailed their first subscription streaming pact, struck in 2011 amid an uncertain time for the fledgling broadcast network, as a "landmark" deal.


The streamer bought international first-run rights for Riverdale in the type of co-licensing deal that Netflix exec Bela Bajaria has noted has "afforded certain shows to go straight to series and increased production value because we come in early to partner."


WarnerMedia executives, especially, have been vocal about their desire to make popular titles available on the forthcoming streamer, which will offer content from across the HBO, Warner Bros. and Turner catalogues.


Disney ended its licensing pact with Netflix as it began to put the pieces in place for the Disney+ offering, and NBCUniversal executives have signaled that they want to bring The Office , the No.


Netflix, which has long relied on licensed library programming to bolster the content offering for its 149 million global subscribers, is spending significantly to pump out a wide array of originals that will fill in the gaps left by these shows.






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