Another win for Netflix in the UK.
Netflix hasn't been in the UK market for very long, and it is by no means the only player in the game (what's up LoveFilm, 4oD and iPlayer?), but the company has already snagged itself some pretty impressive agreements with studios. The company added to that today with the announcement that the final season of critically acclaimed Breaking Bad will arrive on Netflix UK right after it airs in the United States.
"We are thrilled to be bringing the highly-anticipated Final Season of Breaking Bad to Netflix members in the UK and Ireland on a first-run basis," said Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. "Breaking Bad is a once in a generation calibre of show and continues to be a huge success on Netflix."
Netflix says the episodes will be available exclusively to members in the UK and Ireland starting on 12 August with new episodes available every Monday following the US broadcast. The second half of season five starts airing on August 11 in the United States. If you've missed any episodes, Netflix has 'em all. Plenty of time to catch up between now and then.