Netflix and 20th Century Fox Television sign SVOD licence agreement

MUMBAI: Netflix and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution have announced a global SVOD licensing agreement be the exclusive global streaming home for FX’s hit, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. The first season of the franchise will be available globally on Netflix, excluding Canada, in 2017 with all seasons made available after their respective broadcast windows.

The limited series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.

From executive producers Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski and Brad Falchuk, the series stars John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer, Courtney B. Vance, Sterling K. Brown, Nathan Lane, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson and Bruce Greenwood.

“We’re excited to evolve our relationship with FOX and to bring their lauded content to our members around the world,” said Global Television VP Sean Carey. “Given the popularity of the first season of American Crime Story, we are thrilled to offer this acclaimed drama series to our members.”

The first season of this series goes inside the O.J. Simpson trial and explores the chaotic, behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness and the LAPD’s history with the city’s African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt. The second season of American Crime Story focusing on Hurricane Katrina will debut on FX next year.

“We’re extremely pleased to continue our relationship with Netflix on this groundbreaking deal,” added Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution EVP Worldwide Pay TV and SVOD Gina Brogi. “We are very proud of the first installment of this franchise, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, which has received extraordinary critical acclaim and perfectly captured the cultural Zeitgeist.”

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