Variety broke the news, but the WSJ had more information on the news that Netflix has obtained exclusive rights to all 7 seasons of the hit show Mad Men, a deal reportedly worth about $1 million per episode. From the WSJ:
Under the "Mad Men" deal, viewers will be able to stream the first four seasons of "Mad Men" on Netflix around mid-July. Once the final episode of the fifth season finishes airing on AMC in 2012, episodes from that entire season will also be available on Netflix. The sixth and final seasons of "Mad Men" will follow a similar pattern.
I had no idea this deal was in the works when reader Jon asked on March 31st if Netflix should license Mad Men. What other shows would you like Netflix to pick up?
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