Broadcast Series Gets Global Distribution via Netflix in Unusual Deal

Jun 23, 2017  •  Post A Comment

In an unusual arrangement, Netflix has acquired the global rights to a series with high-profile name recognition: the “Dynasty” reboot from CBS TV Studios, which will air in the U.S. on the CW.

Nellie Andreeva reports on Deadline.com: “I hear Netflix became involved early in the process, expressing interest in distributing the show based on its iconic title, which has global appeal, and A-list auspices in ‘Gossip Girl’ creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.”

“Dynasty” is expected to premiere around the world on Oct. 11, simultaneously with its rollout on the CW. While the deal is unusual, the report notes that it’s not unprecedented.

“The deal for the show between CBS Studios International and Netflix follows a similar pact between the two companies for another reboot of a series with global name recognition: ‘Star Trek: Discovery,'” Andreeva notes. “The sci-fi drama, which will run on CBS’ streaming service CBS All Access in the U.S., will have Netflix as its exclusive premiere home in 188 countries (excluding the U.S. and Canada), with each episode available globally within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere.”

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