LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fans of superhero shows based in the DC Comics universe like "The Flash," ''Arrow" and "Gotham" might have to wait a lot longer for past seasons to come to Netflix and Hulu.

LOS ANGELES (AP) Fans of superhero shows based in the DC Comics universe like "The Flash," ''Arrow" and "Gotham" might have to wait a lot longer for past seasons to come to Netflix and Hulu.

Jeff Bewkes, the chief executive of DC-owner Time Warner Inc., told analysts on a conference call Wednesday that the company is reconsidering whether to license series just a season old to such services, known as subscription video-on-demand.

He said that the reconsideration could push licensing of those shows out "to a multi-year period" similar to traditional syndication. That means roughly three years after a show first airs on TV.

Bewkes also said that could mean adding more shows for on-demand to people who pay for TV packages from providers like cable and satellite companies.