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Netflix Picks Up 'Jane the Virgin/ 'Zoo,' 'Colony'

Netflix has acquired global streaming rights to three TV shows: CW's acclaimed telenovela "Jane the Virgin," USA's upcoming dystopian drama "Colony" and CBS'thriller "Zoo." The deals for the shows come less than two weeks after the company announced the acquisition of exclusive global rights to hit ABC series "How to Get Away with Murder." "Colony," from Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal, premieres Jan. 16. In 2013, AMC's "Breaking Bad" saw its premiere audience more than double from the previous year after Netflix offered the entire past season library to U.S. subscribers.

Hulu Seals 'Last Man on Earth' SVOD Rights

Following Netflix's announcement, Hulu revealed it was picking up three series, acquiring subscription video-on-demand rights to post-apocalyptic comedy "The Last Man on Earth," after previously securing rights to "Empire." All episodes of "Last Man" will be available on Hulu with limited commercials for $7.99 per month, or with no commercials for $1199 per month. The deal further strengthens Hulu's relationship with 20th Century Fox Television, which produces the series, which is created, written by and starring Will Forte as (potentially) the only male survivor of a deadly virus attack. …

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