Netflix gets 'Dexter' from CBS

Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) said it has licensed the entire series of "Dexter" from CBS (NYSE: CBS). The show ran for eight seasons on the CBS-owned Showtime network. The first four seasons will be available beginning Oct. 31 and the remaining four will hit Netflix on Jan. 1, 2014.

"This is one of the great serialized dramas of the past decade," Ted Sarandos, Netflix's chief content officer, said in a press release. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but the release indicated that Netflix streaming rights for the show are limited to the United States. Netflix typically seeks to license shows globally.

This is not the first time Dexter has been available for streaming on Netflix. The first two seasons had been available until 2011, when Showtime pulled back the programming it made available on Netflix.

For more:
- read the press release

Related articles:
Netflix adds 'New Girl' from Fox 
Amazon lags behind Netflix and Hulu in popular content, analysts say 
Netflix identifies HBO as chief competitor

Suggested Articles

The market for live streaming TV services has shaken up significantly in the past year, resulting in a changing of the guard to close out Q4.

Thanks to some recent data drops from Google and Disney, the scope of the virtual MVPD market in the U.S. is coming into sharper focus.

Redbox Free Live TV made its launch official this wee,k and said it plans to significantly expand its lineup throughout 2020.