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Showtime moves to pull original series off Netflix

updated 11:00 pm EDT, Tue March 22, 2011

Dexter and Californication to be affected

Showtime is reportedly moving to pull some of its original content from contracts involving Netflix. A Hollywood Reporter report suggests the company, which is owned by CBS, has decided to omit the previous seasons of Dexter and Californication when the current Netflix deal expires later this year.

The pulled episodes will still be available for web-based streaming, but only from Showtime's own Anytime streaming service.

Despite the decision to remove original episodes from current series, Showtime is said to be continuing its general relationship with Netflix. As part of the new deal, the latter company will still have access to older shows such as The Tudors and Sleeper Cell. CBS has already established a separate deal for other older series including Star Trek, Family Ties, Cheers and Frasier.

Recent reports suggest Netflix will attempt a foray into the world of original content, as the company purchased exclusive distribution rights to the upcoming drama House of Cards featuring Kevin Spacey. Chief executive Ted Sarandos downplayed the deal, however, claiming it is consistent with the company's existing strategy.



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