NetFlix has successfully acquired the streaming rights of “A people v. O.J Simpson: American Crime Story”. It has the most highly rated 10 episodes which were released on FX network earlier this year and were nominated for 22 Emmy Awards. Leaving Canada, NetFlix will be telecasting the episode across the world. The deal also includes the second season of “American Crime Story”. It would be focusing on Hurricane Katrina and the storm’s aftermath in New Orleans.
For FX, selling the famous series to NetFlix will be sending a wrong message to the viewers. They could install the application and watch the episodes for free than paying a heavy amount for the tv package. Although, FX has some amazing series that can bring them high revenues in the future like “Sons of Anarchy”, still viewers will have an advantage to choose the cheaper option, NetFlix.
Last year, the founder of FX said “I would prefer not to have sold any of our content to Netflix.”
Like “American Crime Story”, NetFlix has also acquired rights to stream the new USA cable drama “Queen of South”, a story about a woman running a whole drug empire. The show should be released on NetFlix from next year. The rights to stream this show are both domestic and International.
NetFlix has successfully acquired the rights to stream “Star Trek” 727 episodes as well as the later versions of the same from the coming year onwards.
NetFlix Vice President of Global television said “We’re excited to evolve our relationship with Fox and to bring their lauded content to our members around the world, Given the popularity of the first season of “American Crime Story”, we are thrilled to offer this acclaimed drama series to our members”.
NetFlix has taken a leap over high rated cable drama shows officially. Now users can watch their favorite episodes on Netflix for free or maybe on a cheaper price.