It almost seems like NBC is beginning to understand what viewers are looking for, easy access to current television content. NBC Universal has announced a partnership with Netflix to offer current episodes of “Heroes” that will be available to watch the day after they originally air. Current Netflix customers will be able to instantly watch these episodes on their computer.
“This deal reflects the changing landscape of the entertainment marketplace and our objective of finding new buyers that complement our traditional customers.”
In addition to the current episodes of Heroes, Netflix customers will also be able to either rent a DVD or instantly watch other popular series such as “30 Rock,” “Friday Night Lights” and “The Office.” The other series will not be available as current episodes but instead the prior seasons. While the offer still is not what I would say is perfect, it seems to be a step in the right direction.