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BREAKING BAD SPIN-OFF BETTER CALL SAUL COMING TO NETFLIX STREAMING MEMBERS GLOBALLY IN 2014


“Saul,” Starring Bob Odenkirk, Available to Stream Within Days of U.S. broadcast for Netflix members in Europe and Latin America
 
Beverly Hills, Calif., December 16 2013—Netflix Inc. and Sony Pictures Television today announced “Better Call Saul,” the highly-anticipated spin-off of “Breaking Bad,” will be available exclusively to streaming members in Europe and Latin America shortly after its airing in the U.S, beginning in 2014.
 
In the U.S. and Canada, the complete first season of “Saul” will be available to Netflix members after its season finale on AMC Networks. The deal makes Netflix the exclusive subscription television service in all its territories for “Saul,” as it is in certain territories for the recently concluded “Breaking Bad .”
 
Starring Bob Odenkirk and co-created and executive produced by “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan, “Better Call Saul” tells the story of mall-based super lawyer Saul Goodman in the years before he became Walter White’s attorney. From parking tickets to mass murder, from slip-and-fall to bond fraud, Saul handles it all.  
 
“’Breaking Bad’ is widely recognized as one of the great TV experiences in this new golden age of television,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer. “It has also proven very popular with Netflix subscribers around the world. This spin-off promises to continue its tradition of powerful storytelling. We are proud to be in business with Sony Pictures Television to bring Saul Goodman to our subscribers around the world.”
 
“Coming off of the overwhelming success of ‘Breaking Bad,’ we’re excited to continue our collaboration with Vince, as well as Peter Gould, and that fans around the world will be able to embrace ‘Saul.’” said Steve Mosko, President of Sony Pictures Television.
 
“Breaking Bad,” which concluded on AMC in late September, has for five seasons followed Walter White, a chemistry teacher diagnosed with terminal cancer, who turns to making methamphetamines to support his family, ending up a ruthless drug lord. The series has won ten Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series in 2013 and is regarded by critics as one of the best ever dramatic television series.
 
“Breaking Bad” is already available in all Netflix territories. 

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Sony Pictures Television (www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 11 countries and also maintains offices in 31 countries. SPT’s worldwide television networks portfolio includes 150 channel feeds available in 178 countries, reaching more than 1.3 billion cumulative households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages the studio’s premium streaming network, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns US production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of the cable channel Game Show Network (GSN). SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT’s syndicated series as well as the Rural Media Group and DoctorOZ.com.