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Here’s What You Need To Know About Seinfeld Leaving Hulu And Coming To Netflix

Get ready, Seinfeld fans! Today, Netflix announced that they have acquired the global streaming rights to the hit 1990s sitcom that revolutionized television and launched a thousand memes. 

Starting in 2021, all 180 episodes of Seinfeld will be available to stream on Netflix in the US and around the world. 

Seinfeld is a one-of-a-kind, iconic, culture-defining show,” Sony Pictures Television chairman Mike Hopkins said in a statement to The LA Times.

“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.”

The deal was reportedly more than what NBCUniversal paid for The Office rights ($500 million for five years) and what WarnerMedia paid for Friends rights ($425 million for five years).

For the Seinfeld deal, Netflix outbid Hulu, Amazon, Viacom, NBCUniversal, and even WarnerMedia—which is the company that partially owns Seinfeld. The deal with Sony Pictures Television is for five years and not limited to the US.  

Seinfeld and Netflix already have a connection: Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is currently on Netflix and they also bankrolled the special Jerry Before Seinfeld

On social media, folks were excited at the prospect of being able to binge their favorite show on Netflix—although some were salty about the wait. 

Seinfeld is currently streaming on Hulu in the US. But apparently, if a show isn’t on Netflix, it doesn’t exist! 

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