Netflix buys ITV Studios dramas for Europe

LOVE-HATE-Tom-Vaughan-Lawlor-as-Nidge-2Netflix has acquired several drama series from ITV Studios Global Entertainment for its services in the Benelux, France and Germany.

The US-listed streaming service has picked up exclusive SVOD rights to five seasons of Irish gangster series Love/Hate (pictured), which goes out on RTE in Ireland.

It has also bought Stephen Poliakoff period drama Dancing on the Edge and the first two seasons of US drama Rectify.

It has also bought Mr Selfridge. Netflix has already acquired the period drama hit, which is on ITV in the UK, in other European territories, meaning it now has it across all of its services on the continent.

Netflix has also bought factual series River Monsters, the extreme fishing series that goes out on Discovery Channel.

The Netflix deal was negotiated by Phil Sequeira, senior sales executive, NW EMEA for ITV Studios Global Entertainment.


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