Streams of blood (Netflix secures Dexter)

US Netflix members are poised to begin streaming Dexter, the smash Showtime drama, as of this Halloween, subsequent to a content-licensing agreement between the OTT giant and CBS, with the first four seasons appearing first and the latter four following on come New Year’s Day.

According to the agreement, Netflix will be the exclusive Internet subscription VOD distributor of the series, with CBS also expected to sell TV syndication rights to a cable network.

“We’re thrilled to have Dexter, one of Showtime’s highest-rated shows on Netflix, and so quickly after it completed its record-breaking run,” says Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer. “This is one of the great serialized dramas of the past decade and we know our members will enjoy discovering or reliving the twisted world of Dexter Morgan anywhere and anytime they want.”

Dexter’s final episode appeared last month, attracting 2.8 million viewers for the send-off.


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