Netflix acquires exclusive streaming rights to Seinfeld
The beloved 90s sitcom will be available to stream in its entirety from 2021.
Netflix has acquired the exclusive global streaming rights to 90s US sitcom Seinfeld.
The announcement came yesterday on the platform’s official US Twitter account accompanied by many excited reactions from fans.
Jerry &— Netflix US (@netflix) September 16, 2019
All 180 episodes of the Emmy-Award winning Seinfeld are coming to Netflix — worldwide! — starting in 2021 pic.twitter.com/tLvcCKH4vl
Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld’s classic comedy will move over to the platform in 2021 for five years when its distributor’s deal ends with Hulu in the US.
Here in the UK, all nine seasons of Seinfeld are currently only available to stream on Amazon Prime Video but will transfer over to Netflix from this date.
Sony Pictures Television reportedly pitched the show to multiple platforms before coming to an agreement with Netflix.
“Seinfeld is a one-of-a-kind, iconic, culture-defining show. Now, 30 years after its premiere, Seinfeld remains center stage,” said Mike Hopkins, Chairman of Sony Pictures Television.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Netflix to bring this beloved series to current fans and new audiences around the globe.”
It’s not yet known exactly how much Netflix paid for these exclusive global streaming rights but according to Variety, Hulu paid a total of £128 million ($160 million) for the complete collection back in 2015.