Seinfeld- One of the best sitcoms ever is coming to Netflix. These days when the battle for acquiring popular sitcoms is at an all-time high on digital platforms, Netflix has landed a deal with Sony Picture Television for the global streaming rights of Seinfeld.
In case you don’t know, Sony Picture Television controls the distribution of this Iconic Tv show on platforms especially digital. Now, when it comes down to this, here I will provide everything about the deal & upcoming telecast of Seinfeld on Netflix. So, let’s proceed:
What Sony has to Say?
As part of the deal, from 2021 Netflix will air 180 episodes of Seinfeld in the US & other countries to its 151 million subscribers. The deal will begin in 2021 & will go on for the next 5 years.
In a statement made to The Times, Mike Hopkins, the present chairman of Sony Pictures Television said, “Seinfeld’ is a one-of-a-kind, iconic, culture-defining show. Now, 30 years after its premiere, ‘Seinfeld’ remains center stage. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Netflix to bring this beloved series to current fans and new audiences around the globe.”
Good News for Netflix after Losing Friends & The Office
Recently, Netflix lost the streaming rights of two of its most popular comedy shows Friends & The Office. The online streaming platform lost the shows from media conglomerates.
So, in the near future, The Office will be part of the new streaming service of NBC Universal whereas Friends will be offered by Warner Bros. forthcoming HBO Max Platform.
However, as of now, there are not many details regarding the deal & transaction that took place. However, as per rumors, Netflix offered way more money than $500 million paid by NBCUniversal for the office & $425 Million paid by Warner Media for Friends. However, the recent deal between the two shows is exclusive to the US only.
Where can I Stream Seinfeld?
As I already told you, Netflix will be telecasting the tv show from 2021.
However, if you want to watch the stream now, then how is it possible? Well, as of now, Hulu (majority-owned by Walt Disney Co.) has the streaming rights to Seinfeld TV show in the USA.
The six-year deal between Sony & Hulu costing around $130 million will expire by 2021. So, if you are living in the US, then you can stream one of the best comedy shows on HULU.
However, as far as foreign streaming rights of the show are concerned, Amazon has the streaming rights of the above-mentioned comedy tv show. The deal will expire in 2021 & after that, the show will be picked by Netflix.
Seinfeld Bidding Process
The bidding process for 5 deal from 2021-26, went on between WarnerMedia, NBCUniversal, Viacom, Amazon, Hulu. In this process, Netflix defeated all these streaming services to get the digital rights of the show. Later, in a statement, the chief content officer of Netflix, Ted Sarandos said that” Seinfeld is the television comedy that all television comedy is measured against. It is as fresh and funny as ever and will be available to the world in 4K for the first time.”
What Seinfeld TV Show is All About?
Well, Seinfeld is one of the longest-running comedy tv show that aired from 1989 to 1998 on NBC. Even after the original run of the show ended, Seinfeld ranked #1 in prime time.
The comedy show starts popular comedian Jerry Seinfeld as he lives his singles life in Manhattan along with his friends.
That’s all for now. I hope you found the post & all the information provided on it to be helpful. Although, I have already binge-watched all the seasons. But I would still watch all the seasons on my Netflix Subscription.
What do you think? Will you watch the show again? Do let me know your views in the comments section given below.