Netflix has removed acclaimed UK drama Line of Duty following the collapse of Kew Media Distribution.
Deadline reports Netflix is terminating all licensing arrangements with Kew Media Distribution, after talks with the company’s administrator broke down.
Netflix insisted that the majority of its payment to administrators FTI be passed on to the producers – in the case of Line Of Duty it would have been ITV Studios-owned World Productions.
FTI is understood to have rejected these terms, leading to a break down in talks. FTI believes the distribution contracts are still valid.
Kew Media Group, which owned Essential Media Australia, went bust in February after months of financial mismanagement.