CBS Programming Heads to Netflix

By  |  Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 1:59 pm

CBS said Tuesday that it had penned a two-year agreement to bring some of CBS’ most popular programming to the service. According to a press release issued by the network, the deal is non-exclusive. This likely means CBS is actively searching other methods of supplying its programming to viewers, a welcome sign considering many of the networks have been reticent to offer their content outside of their own walled gardens.

The content will begin appearing in April and include current content such as Medium and Flashpoint, as well as content from CBS’ classic library including Family Ties, Cheers, and Star Trek. CBS programming would be provided at no extra cost to Netflix users.

With the CBS deal Netflix becomes the only online entertainment service to offer content from all four major broadcast networks. Hulu comes close with Fox, NBC, and ABC on the service, but CBS still is holding out.

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