Many CW original series have found new audiences in a long-term agreement with Netflix, but this agreement ends.
The Netflix agreement with CW's parent companies Warner Bros and CBS ensured that the CW series as Riverdale Supernatural, Flash, and Arrow automatically ended Netflix after the season's start-up network on TV. The transaction was first signed in 2011. And updated in 2016, however, the network is not going to upgrade it when the contract expires this spring, Verge can confirm. This means that new appearances such as Batwoman, Nancy Drew, and Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene will not automatically end with Netflix.
Because streaming wars begin to sound and networks start to pull their dealings with the company, Netflix executives are less interested in all products, such as CW, spokesman The Verge. Instead, more attention will be paid to certain series that are useful to Netflix subscribers.
Even in the series as Katy Keene or Nancy Drew was still able to get into Netflix – it all depends on licensing and bidding. Many of CW's performances are CBS or Warner Bros. and use licensed characters from such publishers as DC Comics ( Batwoman ) or Archie Comics ( Riverdale ). Nancy Drew belongs to CBS TV Studios only, as reported in . Katy Keene has two owners: it is produced and distributed by Warner Bros. TV, but owned by CBS TV.
In essence, this does not ensure that WarnerMedia will start broadcasting services this year. They are also not sure that only CBS-developed CBS All Access will end. Nancy Drew and Katy Keene may end up with Netflix, but the network will now have to make proposals for streaming rights along with other potentially interested candidates, rather than getting them automatically.
Batwoman, belongs to Warner Bros. TV. According to Term " Batwoman is dedicated to the future WarnerMedia broadcast service." This is in line with previous statements that Kevin Reilly, Head of WarnerMedia, overseeing AT & T's new broadcasting service , said: a few months ago journalists. WarnerMedia and AT&T only want the best series on their network on their platform. Batwoman which is one of the most likely new series coming out of the CW DC Arrowverse, will probably only come to WarnerMedia's new broadcast service.
The decision of CW not to renew the contract with Netflix can be considered as a blow to the streaming service, but both companies used the agreement. Riverdale saw a jump in ratings when the network was introduced in the second season, which was attributed to the popularity of Netflix after the end of the first season at Riverdale and people could streamed it according to the term ]. At the same time, many of Netflix's favorite series among subscribers belong to The CW.
Networks and studies are switching to exclusive broadcasting, which means that more of these executive solutions to complete Netflix and Hulu production transactions can happen. CW can in most cases be just the tip of the iceberg.