Netflix Inks Deal with AMC to Exclusively Stream THE WALKING DEAD; also Strikes Deals with IFC, Sundance Channel and WE TV

     October 7, 2011


Netflix already has a sweet deal with AMC for streaming every season of Mad Men and Breaking Bad, but the online video service has just inked a new deal with the cable network to land exclusive rights to The Walking Dead which includes current and future seasons of the undead drama series. The deal also has Netflix snagging the rights to stream certain series’ past seasons before the premiere of subsequent seasons on their respective channels. This includes programs like Portlandia (a damn hilarious sketch comedy series) and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret on AMC, All On The Line with Joe Zee and Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys on the Sundance Channel and unscripted series like Braxton Family Values, My Fair Wedding, and Bridezillas on WE tv. Plenty more series, including some unknown future programming on AMC and Sundance, have also been included with the deal as well. Netflix is undoubtedly continuing to make itself the dominant service in online video streaming, and as a very happy subscriber, that’s some great news.