Cartoon fans who subscribe to Netflix have reason to celebrate. Today, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (who owns Cartoon Network), The Warner Bros. Television Group (who produce a lot of the cartoons on Cartoon Network), and Netflix, Inc. announced in a press release that U.S. Netflix members will be able to watch complete previous seasons of animated programming from Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. Animation and Adult Swim.
Beginning March 30, 2013, complete past seasons of such Cartoon Network shows as Adventure Time, Ben 10, Regular Show, Johnny Bravo, Warner Bros. Animation's Green Lantern will become available on the "Just for Kids" section of Netflix. (Really? Just for kids? Not in my house.)
What the heck took so long? No doubt it was concerns about pirating and copyright that kept the company from an agreement before. In the press release, Deborah K. Bradley, senior vice president of program acquisitions for Turner Broadcasting, explained it simply, "The industry has evolved so that TV Everywhere and subscription video on-demand services can coexist with the appropriate windowing strategy, while allowing for more content flexibility to meet consumer demand in the changing digital landscape." Windowing strategy? I think that means their s**t can't get stolen.
Picture courtesy of Cartoon Network.