Netflix, 20th Century Fox Television ink deal

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New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) American on-demand streaming website Netflix and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution on Tuesday announced their first global SVOD (Streaming or Subscription Video on Demand) licensing agreement.

Netflix will be the exclusive global streaming home for FX’s “American Crime Story”.

“We are excited to evolve our relationship with FOX and to bring their lauded content to our members around the world,” Sean Carey, Vice President of Global Television, said in a statement.

“Given the popularity of the first season of ‘American Crime Story’, we are thrilled to offer this acclaimed drama series to our members,” Carey added.

The first season of the franchise will be available globally on Netflix, excluding Canada, in 2017 with all seasons made available after their respective broadcast windows.

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The 22-time Emmy nominated first season, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” concluded its 10-episode run as cable’s most watched new series of 2016.

Gina Brogi, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Pay TV and SVOD, 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, said: “We are extremely pleased to continue our relationship with Netflix on this groundbreaking deal.”

“We are very proud of the first instalment of this franchise, ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’, which has received extraordinary critical acclaim and perfectly captured the cultural zeitgeist,” Brogi added.

From executive producers Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski and Brad Falchuk, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” stars John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr, Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer, Courtney B. Vance, Sterling K. Brown, Nathan Lane, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson and Bruce Greenwood.

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The limited series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.



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