Netflix nabs Gotham

gotham_castIt’s believed to be the first SVOD deal where a streaming content provider has inked a deal for a broadcast series before it has even premiered.

Under the pact, Netflix will become the exclusive subscription video on demand home of the Warner Bros. TV-produced Batman prequel in the U.S. as well as in each of the territories in which the streaming network operates and select other territories in which it plans to launch services. Each season of the series will be available to Netflix members following their broadcast run. In the U.S. that is expected to be in September 2015, coinciding with the potential Season 2 premiere.

While The Blacklist recently signed on at $2m per episode, it is rumoured this new deal was worth $1.75m per episode.

Spending that kind of money before a single rating has been released would suggest that there is a lot of hope riding on the success of this show.

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