Well, it seems Seinfeld has found a new home. Netflix has now acquired the exclusive streaming rights to the popular show. Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer will be available to watch anywhere if you have a Netflix account in 2021. Perfect timing as Netflix will be losing both Friends and The Office at that point. The deal was struck with Sony Pictures Television, which controls the distribution rights to the NBC series.
Mike Hopkins, Chairman of Sony Pictures Television had this to say, "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.”
According to Variety, “Seinfeld” represents a major get for Netflix, with the streamer set to lose large parts of its library content in the coming years as more media conglomerates begin launching their own standalone streaming services. The NBC Universal streaming service is set to take over streaming rights to “The Office,” consistently one of the most popular shows on Netflix, beginning in 2021. Meanwhile, Warner Media will become the exclusive streaming home to “Friends” upon the launch of HBO Max. Disney will also pull their content off of Netflix when they launch Disney Plus in November.
So, by 2021...get out those Festivus poles out...and stream Seinfeld to your hearts content.