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Netflix Lands Up to Seven Seasons of Mad Men for Streaming

Mad Men lands this summer

Apr 6 2011, 11:23am CDT | by

Netflix Lands Up to Seven Seasons of Mad Men for Streaming

I will admit that for a long time I thought streaming Netflix was stupid. I thought that the bandwidth would be bad and the video would be choppy. I thought that the image quality would be bad and that I would be able to tell that things weren't as good as normal TV. I was wrong across the board.

I mostly thought that the streaming would be bad because my little ISP sucks big time. The bandwidth is so low that some days I can't watch YouTube without the video constantly stopping to buffer. I'm not sure how Netflix pulls it off, but even on days that YouTube or Hulu Plus won't stream smoothly, Netflix works like a charm.

The video quality on most of the shows is also top notch. It looks bad for a few seconds and then the PS3 optimizes with my bandwidth and all is right. The other thing I really like about Netflix is that the company is always looking for more content. Netflix has now announced that it has landed seven seasons of Mad Men for its streaming viewers. The show will start to stream on Netflix on July 27. I'm not sure what that specific date months in the future is noted.

"Mad Men has been and continues to be a representation of TV at its best and Netflix is proud to be the syndication home for this acclaimed series," said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix. "This deal secures long term instant access to an iconic show for Netflix members for years to come."

Lionsgate has also announced that Mad Men will be returning for a fifth and sixth season and that a seventh season is expected too. Mad Men has been on the air since 2007 and I have never watched a single show. I haven't watched because I figured I would have no idea what was going on even though everyone says it’s a good show. I am glad to see it come to Netflix so I can catch up.

"We're delighted to partner with Netflix to begin our syndication of 'Mad Men,' said Lionsgate President and Co-Chief Operating Officer Steve Beeks. "We have ensured 'Mad Men's' value for years to come by layering today's unique syndication deal with a leading digital distribution partner on top of last week's licensing agreement with AMC. The innovative structure of our distribution plan underscores the tremendous value of producing and owning content in a digital world where demand for content continues to grow and pathways for reaching consumers continue to diversify. We will announce our transactional digital plans and other elements of our syndication strategy for 'Mad Men' shortly."

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