Seinfeld is coming to Netflix and it must be coming in June 2021! Formally, Netflix themselves have but to disclose its precise launch onto Netflix however due to previous licensing offers (and affirmation from Hulu) for the hit comedy we all know that Netflix can be taking receipt of Seinfeld come June 2021.
As you might keep in mind, Netflix introduced again in September 2019 that it will be picking up the global rights to Seinfeld from Sony who distributes the present. Netflix reportedly competed in opposition to HBO Max, NBC Common (Peacock) and Hulu (who maintain the rights within the US at the moment) for the streaming rights which might lapse in 2021.
The sequence that aired on NBC from 1989 by way of 1998 and has come into excessive demand in recent times due to comedies performing extremely properly on streaming providers making a licensing gold mine for studios prepared to license them out. Most studios, nonetheless, have opted to take again licensing for themselves within the US no less than together with Buddies reverting again to Warner and The Workplace now residing completely on Peacock. Exterior the US remains to be a distinct story for now.
All 180 episodes of the Emmy-Award successful Seinfeld are coming to Netflix — worldwide! — beginning in 2021 pic.twitter.com/tLvcCKH4vl
— Netflix (@netflix) September 16, 2019
To search out out precisely when Seinfeld can be on Netflix, we probably have to take a look at when it was first added to Hulu which might give us an concept on when the contract truly comes up for renewal.
When it was initially introduced the Seinfeld can be coming to Hulu in April 2015, it was then delayed and didn’t touch down on Hulu until June 26th, 2015. The deal on the time was big with episodes valued at $875ok per episode with the entire package deal being $160 million. Whereas we don’t know the way a lot Netflix has paid, given the promote it’s probably it eclipses that quantity. Hulu, in keeping with Deadline, wasn’t seeking to renew the title on condition that whereas it carried out OK, it accounted for lower than 1% of all viewing.
Given streaming licenses usually renews on a hard and fast yearly cycle (similar to The Workplace and Buddies on January 1st) that’s probably when Netflix will get Seinfeld streaming. Which means we’re at the moment predicting (not confirmed) that seasons 1-Eight of Seinfeld can be on Netflix no less than within the US from June 2021. If it comes day and date when it initially hit Netflix, it must be streaming from June 26th, 2021 though we should stress this may very well be US solely.
You’ll be able to see the Tweet from Hulu confirming the elimination date of Seinfeld under.
— Hulu (@hulu) September 16, 2019
The one different caveat right here is that each one areas might not get Seinfeld collectively. Amazon Prime within the UK, for instance, lost Seinfeld in February 2020 after which arrived on All 4 a month later.
So it may very well be the case we see a gradual rollout all year long.
We do, nonetheless, know numerous different data on Seinfeld coming to Netflix. So right here’s what we do know:
What Netflix areas will stream Seinfeld in 2021?
Netflix has acquired the worldwide streaming rights to the sequence so Netflix will carry the sequence in each area.
Some areas are seeing Seinfeld expire as quickly as February 2021 on present platforms. It’s but to reach on Netflix in these areas, nonetheless.
— Arjun Krishnamurthy (@Arjun_K6) January 17, 2021
What number of episodes of Seinfeld are coming to Netflix?
All 180 episodes throughout 9 seasons that aired on NBC are coming to Netflix.
What format will Seinfeld be on Netflix?
As per Hulu, Netflix can be getting all episodes in an upscaled format that may show as much as 4K (dependent in your Netflix package deal). As you might know, Netflix has a variety of 4K titles and most Netflix Originals are actually shot within the decision. Older titles, nonetheless, usually are displayed in decrease resolutions.
Will Seinfeld on Netflix have the shuffle button?
It’s unclear however unlikely that Netflix can have one of many different good options Hulu supplied for Seinfeld. We’re referring to a special shuffle button that Hulu carried out whereby you may randomly drop into an episode. Netflix has by no means carried out such a function for any present and it’s unlikely too for Seinfeld both.
Will Netflix share with Hulu like Neighborhood?
One other of Netflix’s current pickups has been Neighborhood (additionally from Sony Footage) however in that situation, it shared the streaming rights with Hulu. All the unique reporting of the deal suggests Netflix can have it completely.
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