We’ve all been there, waiting for the end of season so shows can hop on streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. Thanks to what appears to be a new deal between Netflix and the CW, we could see their shows in rapid time.
If the hush hush deal goes through, we would be able to start streaming hit shows like Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow in a short two weeks from the end of season. That would be a record turnaround for the video on the demand service. The CW could have us DC junkies getting our fix over the summer and catching up what we missed over the fall season soon.
As it stands, the CW and Hulu have a deal in place for episodes to hit their streaming service five days out but there seems to be some discontent between the two parties over new terms in a new deal. They have a rapidly approaching ending deal that needs hammered out but they both announced they had ceased negotiations over the contract. That’s a bummer for Hulu as a lot of people loved using them for their Flash fix.
There has yet to be a formal announcement about the deal between the CW and Netflix but rumors are we will hear something next week. Also in the air is a price tag. Rumored though is we’re close to $1 billion on that one, that’s billion with a B.
Personally I’m happy with this idea. I have all the CW shows on my DVR but I’m not caught up as I have to cut through so many damn commercials. Having them on Netflix that much sooner makes them it that much easier to just binge watch after I get too irritated to cut out 20 minutes of commercials.
What do you geeks think? How many depend on streaming services to stay current with shows like those on the CW? Make like a lightning bolt and speed on down to the comments below and speak up!