Netflix to Distribute NBC Debuts

Jul 19, 2006  •  Post A Comment

NBC and online movie rental service Netflix will offer Netflix subscribers an advance look at the premiere episodes of NBC’s new fall drama series “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” and “Kidnapped.”

The shows will be made available in their entirety starting Aug. 5, six weeks before their broadcast premieres, on a special DVD created for Netflix that will also include preview trailers of the network’s other new fall drama series.

John Miller, chief marketing officer for NBC Universal Television Group, and Ted Sarandos, chief content officer for Netflix, made the announcement Wednesday.

Netflix subscribers, who receive DVDs in the mail after selecting titles from the company’s Web site, will be able to request “Studio 60” and “Kidnapped” until Sept. 17.