Netflix Bows New ABC TV Programs10 Sep, 2012 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Netflix Sept. 10 said complete first seasons of ABC series “Revenge,” “Once Upon a Time” and “Scandal” now are available for U.S. members to stream on Netflix.
Following each series’ season two premiere, Netflix will be the only subscription service where members can watch entire past seasons of these shows, according to the Los Gatos, Calif.-based SVOD pioneer.
The programming is part of Netflix’s expanded $200 million streaming deal with Disney/ABC Television Group — signed in 2010 — that allows the subscription video-on-demand service’s subscribers to access select ABC programming as early as 30 days after the season’s final episode.
Season one of each new series bows on Netflix just prior to season two premieres on ABC this fall: “Scandal,” starring Kerry Washington; “Revenge,” featuring Emily VanCamp and Golden Globe nominee Madeleine Stowe; and “Once Upon a Time,” starring Ginnifer Goodwin, now are available to stream on Netflix.
“We know our members like to immerse themselves in their favorite shows and ‘Scandal,’ ‘Revenge’ and ‘Once Upon a Time’ are the kind of smart, serialized dramas that Netflix members love,” Ted Sarandos, chief content officer of Netflix, said in a statement.
Other ABC series currently available on Netflix include “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice,” “Desperate Housewives” and “Lost,” among others.