Netflix UK & Ireland is expanding its relationship with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.
The streaming giant’s UK & Ireland service has closed a deal with 20th Century Fox Television’s international distribution arm to acquire the exclusive streaming rights to the first two seasons of Showtime’s Homeland and FX’s American Horror Story. The first two seasons of both shows have previously aired in the UK, with Homeland airing on Channel 4 and American Horror Story airing on FOX UK. Both shows launch on Netflix UK tomorrow (Thursday March 13th).
“We are excited to bring both of these brilliant series, Homeland and American Horror Story, to our members in the UK & Ireland,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix. “These global smash series are two of the most talked about shows in entertainment, and we think that our members are going to love these latest additions.”
The pick up of Homeland and American Horror Story is an extension of Netflix’s current relationship with 20th Century Fox. The two companies previously partnered together to produce a fourth season of Arrested Development and the upcoming final season of The Killing. Netflix UK also recently inked deals with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution to stream Sons of Anarchy, 24 and Prison Break; while they are also the exclusive UK home to The Killing, The League and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia – all of which Fox distributes internationally.