Netflix has announced via press release that they have inked a multi-year deal with Turner Broadcasting and Warner Bros. Television Group bringing a slew of Cartoon Network content and TNT’s ‘Dallas’ to Netflix.
Beginning March 30th Netflix users will be able to watch their favorite Cartoon Network shows including Adult Swim’s lineup. Complete past seasons of ‘Adventure Time’, ‘Ben 10’, ‘Regular Show’, ‘Johnny Bravo’, and ‘Green Lantern’ will be listed under the ‘Just for Kids’ section. Adult Swim hits such as ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’, ‘Children’s Hospital’, ‘The Boondocks’ and ‘Robot Chicken’ will also be available streaming.
In January of 2014 Netflix will exclusively have seasons one and two of TNT’s drama ‘Dallas’. This is yet another move by Netflix to wedge out streaming video competitors such as Hulu, Amazon and Redbox by providing more exclusive content. Just last week the Netflix and Warner Bros reached an agreement brining ‘The Following’, ‘Fringe’, ‘The West Wing’, ‘Chuck’, ‘Revolution’, and ‘666 Park Avenue’, among others to Netflix.
"This represents another evolutionary step in the TV ecosystem working with Netflix, on the SVOD platform, to improve the consumer experience while being respectful of existing business models,” said Warner Bros. President Ken Werner. For the time being it seems that the television titans have found comfort with the video streaming threat they were once terrified of.