On Wednesday, Netflix announced that it is getting the entire Friends series. It will be available on January 1st. This came as the result of a deal between Netflix and Warner Bros.
Friends isn’t the only addition Netflix is getting out of that, however. Person of Interest is also coming. Deadline reports:
Warner Bros boss Kevin Tsujihara told investors this morning that its Worldwide Television Distribution division has also sold the off-network SVOD rights to Person Of Interest to Netflix in the United States. The first three seasons of the series, which currently airs on CBS, will be made available to subscribers in fall 2015, at the same time the series premieres off-network on WGN America.
Netflix announced its third-quarter earnings on Wednesday with $1.2 billion in revenue. It also reported 53.1 million global subscribers, up 3.1 million from the previous quarter.
The subscriber growth was not as high as expected, but the company expects to add 4 million more in Q4.
All of the Netflix news comes as HBO has revealed plans to launch a standalone, cable-free offering next year, which will really start to give Netflix some new competition. Commenting on the matter, Netflix says it believes both services will prosper thanks to their differing content.
Interestingly enough, Person of Interest’s network TV home CBS just announced its own standalone pay service.
Netflix has nine new original series in production.
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