Netflix ponies up $2m per episode of The Blacklist

|By:, SA News Editor

Netflix has signed a deal for the rights to the first season of The Blacklist for $2M per episode, reports Deadline.

The amount is believed to be the largest VOD deal ever for an off-network TV series.

The Blacklist  is distributed by Sony Pictures TV (NYSE:SNE).

A weekend launch of the show on Netflix is possible.

What to watch: The company is sticking with a strategy to pay more for exclusive first window rights - instead of signing joint syndication deals with other pay-TV operators - on its view the strategy helps propel subscriber growth