Thursday, 14 November, 2019

Netflix secures 5-year streaming deal for Seinfeld, starting 2021

Netflix Seinfeld Cost Price info details All 180 episodes of 'Seinfeld' will be available on Netflix - in 2021
Lora Ball | 17 September, 2019, 20:15

The digital broadcast rights to "Seinfeld" have been held by Hulu, a Disney subsidiary, since 2015.

The companies did not reveal the financial terms, but the five-year deal with distributor Sony is worth about $500 million, sources told The Hollywood Reporter.

"Seinfeld is a one-of-a-kind, iconic, culture-defining show", Sony Pictures Television chairman Mike Hopkins said.

Streaming service Hulu, which is majority-owned by Walt Disney Co., has the current streaming rights for "Seinfeld", they paid about $130 million in a six-year deal that terminates in 2021.

Seinfeld, which turned 30 this year, originally had a 4:3 aspect ratio and came in standard definition.

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Warner Media snagged "Friends", which has found a large, new audience among millennials, away from Netflix for its HBO Max service starting next year.

The company announced Monday it would start streaming all 180 episodes of "Seinfeld" in 2021, gaining a hugely popular addition to its library as the battle for viewers heats up.

Netflix fought off bids from Hulu, Amazon, WarnerMedia, NBCUniversal and Viacom to land Jerry Sienfeld's titular classic 1990s sitcom, which co-starred Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards and Jason Alexander.

As per Netflix's Chief content officer, he said that this show is a television comedy. "It is as fresh and amusing as ever and will be available to the world in 4K for the first time". "It is as fresh and amusing as ever and will be available to the world in 4K for the first time". The pair were the two most-streamed Netflix shows past year. WarnerMedia won back rights to the programme this summer after first striking a headline-grabbing deal with Netflix for the show in December - a deal that secured Friends for the platform till the end of 2019.

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