New ‘Arrested Development’ Could Come to iTunes After Netflix

Good news for Arrested Development fans: The fourth season of the show, which is set to be released on Netflix in May, will also likely be available in iTunes and on DVD at some point. Though the Netflix deal is “longer than the typical license,” according to the chief content officer and vice president of content at Netflix, Fox still owns the rights to the show and can still make it available to fans after its initial run with the subscription service. In a model that it is currently experimenting with on its other original programming, Netflix will release the entire season at one time this spring. Why would Fox want to also sell the show on iTunes and DVD, even though it isn’t airing on its own TV network? Well, as we all know, there’s always money in the banana stand …

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