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Netflix Gets Instant Streaming Rights to CBS’ Library for Two Years

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In more exciting instant streaming of film news, today Netflix announced that it has reached an agreement with CBS to allow instant streaming of a good number of extremely popular titles from CBS’archive, including:

Full seasons of sitcom greats “Frasier,” “Family Ties” and “Cheers” will be streaming instantly from Netflix.  Episodes from the original “Hawaii Five-0” are included in the package, as are episodes from all generations of the definitive sci-fi series, “Star Trek,” and the cult favorite, “Twin Peaks.”  Installments of ’60s classics, “The Twilight Zone” and “The Andy Griffith Show,” will be available as well.

Between all that Star Trek, Twin Peaks, Twilight Zone, and the more recent Medium this seems like a victory for nerds.

The deal is valid for two years, with CBS holding the option to extend it for another two years if it sees fit.  Details of the deal were not disclosed, but this is just one more step on Netflix’s long path to pushing the home video market exclusively into digital distribution… without being run out of town by bigger brick and mortar businesses.

(via Deadline.)

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