Those of you who have yet to catch up on seasons of Arrow and The Flash on Netflix will have to do so quickly — that is if CBS has its way. According to Business Insider, CBS is planning to pull its CW catalog off Netflix. This will most likely happen when the contract between the two expires, and will also be done to help CBS launch its own streaming service.
The rumor comes after the announcement of the new Star Trek series that will be exclusive through CBS streaming online. This marks the networks’ combined effort to create standalone streaming services. With the contract set to expire in 2016, shows like iZombie, Arrow and The Flash — among others — will likely be pulled.
The plan is for a standalone CW app that will be available for $2. CW show fans will be able to get their on-demand CW shows thereafter. Currently, CBS runs its All Access streaming program for $5.99 per month and offers 7,500 episodes of its hit shows — like the Big Bang Theory, NCIS and Two Broke Girls — on demand. With the CW app, there’s no telling whether or not that $2 price tag will be a one-time deal, or a monthly fee.
Another question that hasn’t been answered is where the CW app will be available. From Android and iOS to Apple TV and Chromecast, there’s a range of platforms to offer streaming on. Some may worry that Arrow and The Flash will head to a streaming only model, but given they’re some of CW’s more popular shows, that seems unlikely. Either way, if you’re planning on starting some of these shows, you may want to get to it sooner rather than later.
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