via press release:
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 11, 2012 — Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, today announced a multi-year exclusive U.S. subscription video licensing agreement for complete previous seasons of hit shows Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game.
The hit teen mystery-thriller, Pretty Little Liars, follows four girls, Spencer, Hanna, Aria and Emily, after the mysterious disappearance of their best friend, Alison. One year later, the former clique begins to receive messages from someone named ‘A,’ who threatens to expose the group’s secrets – including those that only Alison knew. Season Three of Pretty Little Liars started June 5 on ABC Family, with season one available to watch instantly on Netflix now. Season two will be available on Netflix July 3.
The Lying Game tells the story of identical twin girls, Emma and Sutton, separated at birth and unaware of each other until circumstances bring them together. With Emma raised in the foster care system and Sutton adopted by a wealthy family, the series follows the girls as they switch places to search for their birth parents – a move that sets into motion a tangled web of secrecy and lies. Season one of The Lying Game will be available on Netflix when Season two premieres on ABC Family in early 2013.
“Our US members love Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer. “We are excited that our relationship with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution continues to evolve and is allowing us to bring more of these hit shows to Netflix.”
“We are thrilled to extend our relationship with Netflix by licensing them these two terrific shows,” said Ken Werner, President, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. “These series are hugely popular with viewers who not only watch their series on TVs, but also on laptops, tablets and mobile devices — be it one episode at a time or an entire season. By featuring the out-of-season episodes of Pretty Little Liars and Lying Game, new viewers will have the opportunity to discover the show and catch up which will, in turn, bring new fans to the original episodes on ABC Family.”
Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game add to the existing library of great ABC Family TV series currently available on Netflix including: The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Make It or Break It, and Melissa & Joey.
About Netflix:? With more than 25 million streaming members in the United States, Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom and Ireland, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) is the world’s leading internet subscription service for enjoying movies and TV programs. For about US$7.99 a month, Netflix members can instantly watch movies and TV programs streamed over the internet to PCs, Macs and TVs. Among the large and expanding base of devices streaming from Netflix are the Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 consoles; an array of Blu-ray disc players, internet-connected TVs, home theatre systems, digital video recorders and internet video players; Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Apple TV and Google TV. In all, more than 800 devices that stream from Netflix are available. For additional information, visit http://www.netflix.com. Follow Netflix on Facebook and Twitter.
About Warner Bros Domestic Television Distribution:
Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution (WBDTD) is one of the leading suppliers of entertainment programming to the domestic television marketplace, distributing first-run syndicated series, off-network television programs and theatrical motion pictures to local broadcast television stations, as well as to pay, cable, satellite, broadcast networks and digital platforms throughout the U.S. WBDTD handles the domestic distribution of television series produced by Warner Bros. Television, Telepictures Productions, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Horizon Television; selected HBO Independent Productions and the Lorimar Television library; current feature films from Warner Bros. Pictures; and the Studio’s unmatched motion picture library.