Hot on the heels of Matthew Weiner hammering out the details with his contract, Lionsgate and Netflix have struck a deal that will bring AMC’s Mad Men to the world of online streaming, according to the latest from the Wall Street Journal.
The deal, worth between $75 million and $100 million, will allow Netflix to stream all seven seasons of Mad Men, with the first four seasons being available around mid-July. Season 5 will become available once AMC finishes airing the final episode of that season in 2012. Seasons 6 and 7 will follow a similar schedule.
There’s no doubt that Netflix realizes they’re the company other media giants are gunning for, and they’re doing everything they can to stay on top. In addition to the Lionsgate deal, they’re also discussing a content deal with NBC Universal, and they recently ventured into original content territory when Netflix became the distributor for David Fincher’s House of Cards.
Someone might eventually manage to unseat Netflix as the new best thing, but it’s obvious the online streaming company won’t be going down without a fight.
Will you be tuning in to Netflix in July when Mad Men becomes available?