Netflix Ends Deal With The CW, Leaving Them to Find a New Streaming Home
In 2011, Netflix and The CW reached a $1 billion deal to stream all shows from the teen-focused network. While the deal was extended in 2016, which saw the network’s shows pulled from Hulu, and brought to Netflix just 8 days after their season finales. Now, Netflix has decided not to renew the deal which expired at the end of this television season.
According to Deadline, three upcoming shows Batwoman, Nancy Drew, and Riverdale-spinoff Katy Keene streaming rights will be sold individually. Batwoman, which is produced by Warner Bros., will likely end up on the WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service.
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While The CW is available live on streaming services like Hulu Live TV, fuboTV, and YouTube TV in limited markets, their shows are available on-demand across most of them. Additionally, The CW makes their shows available with ads in The CW App without the need to authenticate cable credentials, the day after they air live on TV. Some classic shows like Everwood and Whose Line Is It Anyway? are available to stream for free part of The CW Seed App.