Thursday, April 30, 2015

NBC Wants to Be Netflix, Will Stream All of 'Aquarius' After Premiere

AquariusBinge-watching is coming to broadcast television.

NBC is following the Netflix model of releasing an entire season of episodes for its new crime thriller, "Aquarius," starring David Duchovny. The network will make all 13 episodes of the series available after its May 28 premiere on, the NBC app, and other video-on-demand platforms. The show, which follows Duchovny's detective tracking down Charles Manson in the '60s, will also continue to broadcast weekly.

"With 'Aquarius' we have the opportunity to push some new boundaries to give our audience something no broadcast network has done before," said NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt in a statement. "We are fully aware how audiences want to consume multiple episodes of new television series faster and at their own discretion, and we're excited to offer our viewers this same experience since all 13 episodes of this unique show have been produced and are ready to be seen."

NBC is also breaking ground with the advertising model for the show, which will feature limited commercial interruptions from a select group of advertisers.

from The Moviefone Blog

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