How Netflix Is Shaking Up Hollywood

Published on July 8, 2013
by Amol Sharma

When AMC Networks canceled its TV crime drama “The Killing” last year after two seasons, the show’s creators made a push to get it back on the air, believing they could correct the missteps that had caused an ardent fan base to lose interest. They got some help from an unlikely source: Netflix Inc.

The show’s producer, Fox Television Studios, signed a deal with the streaming-video service that made a third season financially viable. The revenue from Netflix allowed the studio to charge AMC a lower license fee.

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