Line of Obligation immediately vanished from a number of areas of Netflix in a single day as negotiations over the license expired in line with Deadline with an organization that has since gone bust. Right here’s the newest.
The British sequence that’s a police procedural is a staple of British tv. So far, 5 seasons of the present have been produced so far with a sixth season already produced expected to air in late 2020 within the UK.
Netflix has had issues with Line of Obligation previously together with a number of years in the past when episodes were dropped however now, as of April 4th, 2020, the sequence has been eliminated in its entirety.
Why has Line of Obligation been faraway from Netflix?
In keeping with a report from Jake Kanter, the sequence has been eliminated due to Netflix terminating contracts with the distributor of the present, Kew Media.
Kew Media is an organization that lately went into administration (ie, it went bust) and consequently, its belongings and former contracts have been revisited.
The story of the collapse of the corporate is effectively value studying and TBI Imaginative and prescient has an excellent roundup here.
Netflix in most worldwide areas carried Line of Obligation together with the UK and Australia. Notably, the US and Canada didn’t carry the present the place it streams on Acorn TV.
Netflix in the UK solely had seasons 1 via four and we predicted that Netflix could be getting season 5 in October this year. Nevertheless, with this new flip of occasions, that now appears more and more unlikely.
Will Line of Obligation come again to Netflix?
Whether or not Line of Obligation will make its manner again onto Netflix in unclear at this level till the state of affairs is resolved.
For Brits, the excellent news is which you could nonetheless simply entry all of the previous seasons (together with season 5) via the BBC iPlayer. Though it’s clearly value noting, you want a TV license to take action.
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