Well this definitely can’t be good news for Netflix. Even though they’ve just signed a new deal with Showtime, they’re losing two of the biggest shows. Definitely makes it even more clear that we won’t be seeing good options for watching premium content from channels like HBO, Showtime or even AMC anytime soon.
Kind of a bummer, since those are the only reasons I can think of to keep any sort of cable subscription. In fact, the only two reasons I haven’t canceled my Dish service completely (in favor of Netflix & Hulu Plus) is so that it’s easy for me to have HBO turned on when True Blood starts up again, and Showtime when Dexter returns. Otherwise, I’d love to cut the cable completely.
While the new deal between the two companies will include streaming rights to shows like ‘The Tudors’ and ‘Sleeper Cell,’ two of Showtime’s biggest shows are being pulled. Both ‘Dexter’ and ‘Californication’ are being removed from the service.