Stan signs content deal with Warner Bros.

Multi-year deal will see iZombie, Constantine, The Following plus The Flash, The West Wing, Friends and Sex & the City.


Stan has signed an exclusive multi-year licensing agreement with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution that will include two new titles iZombie (2 seasons) and Constantine, plus Season 3 of The Following.

iZombie from Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) will premiere in August with Season 2 to be fast-tracked in October, day and date with US broadcast.

Constantine, based on the DC Comics character, has been developed by David S. Goyer and ran for one season on NBC.

Also exclusively premiering later in the year will be comedy series Selfie, starring Karen Gillan (Dr Who), and relationship comedy A to Z, starring Ben Feldman (Mad Men) and Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother).

The Flash, The Last Ship, Hart of Dixie and Forever will also be coming to Stan as SVOD exclusives plus all 236 episodes of Friends in remastered HD from October. It also includes all seasons of The West Wing, The OC, Sex & The City, The Carrie Diaries, Fringe and Super Fun Night, with Stan ambassador Rebel Wilson.

Nick Forward, Stan’s Content and Product Director, said: “Our partnership with Warner Bros. is the most significant since launch in terms of bringing outstanding, exclusive premiere shows and some of the most popular TV series of all time to Stan.

“By adding hundreds of hours of new content to Stan’s lineup, the deal further cements our position as the SVOD service with the highest quality and largest library of content in Australia.”

Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution, said: “We’re very pleased that customers of Stan will have access to these great new and classic serialised television programs – perfectly suited for watching single episodes or bingeing over time – as well as a slate of audience-favourite blockbuster films.”

Titles will be available to watch instantly, in up to full HD, on multiple platforms including television, tablets, computers and mobile phones.

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  1. So to get this straight… They’re offering Forever, Constantine, Selfie, A-Z (all of which have been cancelled after one season, and one of which ended on a cliffie), and Friends (which is already available in HD on Netflix)… hmmm yeah tough choice lol

  2. So now we see what Nine was up to when it dropped its WB output deal.

    Stan, with Fairfax picking up half the risk, buying up exclusive rights to WB shows targeting <40s and keeping the shows away from Seven, Ten and Foxtel. Go! will pick up nonexclusive rights to some of them 12 months later e.g. Go! is promoting iZombie S1 to get people watching so they will download the rest of S1 and S2 from Stan.

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