Netflix is a very popular online video streaming service that offers thousands of movies, TV shows and documentaries for on-demand streaming. It regularly adds new titles to its lineup usually without much fanfare. However when a show is a major network’s poster child, and one that fans would certainly want on Netflix, the hype machine starts up. A report published today confirms possible launch of The Blacklist on Netflix.


NBC’s The Blacklist saw immediate success when its first season aired last year. The network reportedly pulled in a staggering 12 million viewers per episode. The second season will start airing late September. For now its not available on any online streaming service, be it Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Instant Video.

Deadline is reporting today that a deal has been struck between Netflix and NBC which will give the former exclusive online streaming rights to The Blacklist. Apparently Netflix will be paying $2 million per episode for these rights to Sony Pictures TV which produces the show and happens to be its distributor.

No doubt that this is the highest that Netflix, or any other online streaming service for that matter, has paid for streaming rights. But having exclusive rights to one of the most popular network shows may definitely be worth the expenditure.

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