Bad news for fans on Netflix, Arrow, The Flash and other shows from CBS and Time Warner might be getting pulled from the service.
The reasoning behind this is, both networks want to launch their own streaming service for The CW; charging subscribers $2-4 dollars a month, with options to watch shows live or have access to an archive of older episodes.
Taking them off the network would spell bad for Netflix, considering they recently launched in more countries worldwide and might hamper interest from new audiences. However, Netflix still owns the rights to previous seasons of CW shows like The Flash, Arrow and Jane the Virgin, while Hulu has the rights to current episodes.
As it stands right now, Netflix owns the rights to past seasons of CW shows, like The Flash, Arrow and Jane the Virgin, while Hulu has the rights to current episodes.
As of the moment HBO (which is part of Time Warner) has an optional subscription to HBO Now for $14.99 (about RM 65) which grants access to shows like Game of Thrones and sporting events to name a few.
Currently there’s no real news on when CW’s streaming service will launch but considering their contract with Netflix is nearing its end, it shouldn’t be too far off.