'Homeland,' 'Salem' Headed to Canada's CraveTV
Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution inked an exclusive streaming deal that will keep its hit series off Netflix in Canada.
Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution has inked an exclusive streaming deal with Bell Media's CraveTV.
The licensing deal keeps popular series such as Showtime's Homeland, TNT's Legends, WGN America's Salem and USA Network's Graceland and Sirens away from Netflix Canada as CraveTV battles for eyeballs in the Canadian streaming space. Bell Media airs the American series on its Canadian cable and pay TV channels, leaving CraveTV for catch-up viewing.
"The availability of past seasons on CraveTV is an excellent way to expand the audience reach for some of Fox's strongest programming now available on linear television," Evan Scheffel, senior vp worldwide pay TV and SVOD at Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, said Monday in a statement.
The company signed an earlier catalog deal with rival Canadian SVOD Shomi for FX and FXX series such as American Horror Story, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Sons of Anarchy. That Canadian supply deal came as FX Networks and Rogers Media, a major broadcaster here and a half-owner of Shomi, have a three-year-old programming deal for 20th Century Fox series that air on FX stateside.