BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.
Feb. 6, 2014
/PRNewswire/ -- Today Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Scholastic Media, a division of Scholastic Inc. (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education and media company, announced Netflix as the exclusive streaming home of
Clifford the Big Red Dog®.
All Netflix members will be able to enjoy the series beginning on
– which is also the beloved canine's birthday. Members in
will be able to stream the popular series beginning in May.
award winning, top rated television series stars the world's most iconic dog: Clifford. His giant heart makes him a favorite of children and families around the globe. Based on the best-selling book series by
, first published by Scholastic in 1963, the franchise has expanded to include 127 million books in print and remains a literary classic embraced by parents, teachers and kids.
"We are delighted to expand our relationship with Scholastic with the addition of Clifford, one of its most popular and timeless series," said
, Netflix chief content officer. "Globally recognized as the lovable role model that he is, Clifford is a great addition to our catalog of family-friendly TV shows."
"For more than 50 years, through books and television, Clifford has become the world's most beloved and iconic dog," said
, president of Scholastic Media and executive vice president of Scholastic Inc. 'We're thrilled that with Netflix, children and families can watch Clifford anytime and anywhere."
, in celebration of his arrival on Netflix, Clifford will close the NASDAQ MarketSite in
New York City
Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with over 44 million members in more than 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.