You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Netflix expands pact with Discovery

Deal includes more back catalog shows

Amid controversy over a major price hike and the loss of its valuable pact with Starz, Netflix has expanded its pact with Discovery Communications to include more prior-season and back catalog programming and renewed the nonexclusive agreement for two more years.

Discovery digital senior veep Rebecca Glashow said in a release Wednesday that the company “has always been platform agnostic and committed to satisfying curiosity on all consumer distribution platforms supported by a strong economic model.”

And Netflix’s economic model is changing — the company announced earlier this week that it would be splitting its DVD-by-mail service and its much more profitable streaming service into two separate companies, with the former rebranded Qwikster. The renewed emphasis on streaming content puts added pressure on the company to generate deals like this one.

Programs covered by the new deal include Discovery Channel’s “Man vs. Wild,” TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” and Animal Planet’s “River Monsters.”

More TV

  • Liz Garbus The-Fourth-Estate Documentary

    Doc Series Grow in Popularity, More Filmmakers Are Drawn to the Storytelling Format

    Amid controversy over a major price hike and the loss of its valuable pact with Starz, Netflix has expanded its pact with Discovery Communications to include more prior-season and back catalog programming and renewed the nonexclusive agreement for two more years. Discovery digital senior veep Rebecca Glashow said in a release Wednesday that the company […]

  • VMA Exec Producer Jessie Ignjatovic Talks

    VMA Exec Producer Jesse Ignjatovic Talks Aretha Franklin Tribute

    Amid controversy over a major price hike and the loss of its valuable pact with Starz, Netflix has expanded its pact with Discovery Communications to include more prior-season and back catalog programming and renewed the nonexclusive agreement for two more years. Discovery digital senior veep Rebecca Glashow said in a release Wednesday that the company […]

  • Priscilla Porianda

    Priscilla Porianda Joins Bruce Miller's White Oak Pictures as Development Head

    Amid controversy over a major price hike and the loss of its valuable pact with Starz, Netflix has expanded its pact with Discovery Communications to include more prior-season and back catalog programming and renewed the nonexclusive agreement for two more years. Discovery digital senior veep Rebecca Glashow said in a release Wednesday that the company […]

  • Houseguest play the HOH competition -

    TV Ratings: 'Big Brother' Tops NFL-Boosted Thursday

    Amid controversy over a major price hike and the loss of its valuable pact with Starz, Netflix has expanded its pact with Discovery Communications to include more prior-season and back catalog programming and renewed the nonexclusive agreement for two more years. Discovery digital senior veep Rebecca Glashow said in a release Wednesday that the company […]

  • Jada Buford in America To Me

    TV Review: 'America to Me' on Starz

    Amid controversy over a major price hike and the loss of its valuable pact with Starz, Netflix has expanded its pact with Discovery Communications to include more prior-season and back catalog programming and renewed the nonexclusive agreement for two more years. Discovery digital senior veep Rebecca Glashow said in a release Wednesday that the company […]

  • Lester Holt Presidential Debate Moderator

    NBC News Readies Edgy Promo Campaign for Lester Holt's 'Nightly News'

    Amid controversy over a major price hike and the loss of its valuable pact with Starz, Netflix has expanded its pact with Discovery Communications to include more prior-season and back catalog programming and renewed the nonexclusive agreement for two more years. Discovery digital senior veep Rebecca Glashow said in a release Wednesday that the company […]

  • VMAs Set Design: Moonman's Statue of

    MTV VMAs: The New Set Design and Moon Person's Statue of Liberty Inspiration (EXCLUSIVE)

    Amid controversy over a major price hike and the loss of its valuable pact with Starz, Netflix has expanded its pact with Discovery Communications to include more prior-season and back catalog programming and renewed the nonexclusive agreement for two more years. Discovery digital senior veep Rebecca Glashow said in a release Wednesday that the company […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content