Ted Sarandos


Netflix inks exclusive kids deal with ZDF

Netflix has picked up exclusive rights to kids series Mako Mermaids from ZDF Enterprises, the commercial arm of the German public broadcaster. The live-action series is a follow-up to ZDFE-distributed hit kids series H20 – Just Add Water, which has also proved popular on Netflix in North America, Latin America and Europe. Both shows are […]

Netflix: cable TV biz ‘out of whack’

The cable industry pay model is “out of whack” in the internet era, in which pricing should be proportionate to viewing, Netflix’s content chief Ted Sarandos has claimed. Speaking at the FT Digital Media conference in London yesterday, Netflix’s chief content officer Sarandos said that it was “not economically feasible” in the streaming subscription business […]

Netflix secures more Hasbro shows

Netflix has scored a deal to bring a pair of new shows from toyco Hasbro’s production studio to its US and Canadian platforms. The deal expands on a previous agreement with Hasbro Studios and gives Netflix’s US platform exclusive streaming rights to Littlest Pet Shop and Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters. The former debuts […]

Netflix partners with the Wachowskis on sci-fi drama

Netflix’s original production spending spree continues, with the video streaming platform this time partnering with The Matrix creators the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski on a sci-fi drama. Sense8 will comprise of an initial 10-episodes and marks siblings Andy and Lana Wachowski’s first foray into television and Babylon 5 creator Straczynski’s latest TV project. Besides […]

Netflix snags Cartoon Network and Adult Swim toons

Netflix has secured a raft of grown-up and kids animated titles after inking a deal with Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting  and Warner Bros. Television Group. It gives Netflix US rights to shows from Turner’s Cartoon Network and Adult Swim cable nets. The titles from Cartoon Network are: Adventure Time, Ben 10 (pictured), Regular Show and […]

Netflix inks ’unprecedented’ Warner Bros. TV deal

Netflix has bagged rights to eight series distributed by Warner Bros. The deal between the streaming service and the Hollywood studio gives it rights to several new and library scripted titles. It comes soon after Netflix secured Disney content and there was an immediate uptick in the US-listed company’s share price following the announcement of […]

Netflix and Warner Bros. ink UK TV deal

Netflix has secured a raft of TV series from Warner Bros. after inking a multiyear deal with the Hollywood Studio. The agreement covers Warner Bros.’ TV series including The Vampire Diaries, which will launch on Netflix’s UK and Ireland service next month, Gossip Girl, which will be available from next March and Chuck, four seasons […]

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