Office (USA) and Seinfeld Coming soon to Netflix India, the latter coming very Soon, Gadgets 360 has learned. It’s time for more sticks and sponges. All nine seasons — 18 seasons and 381 episodes put together — will be available on both beloved, award-winning sitcoms. 180 episodes of Seinfeld, in its nine-season run, will be exclusive to Netflix starting Friday, October 1. Three weeks later, 201 episodes of nine seasons of The Office will hit Netflix in India on Saturday, October 23. while writing, Seinfeld is on SonyLIV, while The Office is with Amazon Prime Video.
SeinfeldThe arrival at Netflix is part of the streaming service’s global five-year deal signed with rights holder Sony Pictures Television in 2019. it means that Seinfeld Will not be available on SonyLIV after the end of September. But there’s no clarity yet on how Netflix’s India deal for The Office affects its availability elsewhere. Will it be exclusive to Netflix in India going forward, or will it continue to stream on Prime Video? Gadgets 360 has reached out to Netflix, Amazon and NBC Universal India for comment along those lines. The Office (US) rights are owned by NBCUniversal Television.
Currently, Netflix has the rights to The Office in at least seven international markets, including Australia, Canada, Japan, Iceland, South Africa, Sweden and the UK. But in India, The Office has been streaming on Prime Video ever since Amazon launched its subscription video platform in the country. For a certain segment of the audience, this is a huge achievement for Netflix. Like Friends, The Office has a strong worldwide loyalty. Friends frequently appears on Netflix’s daily “Top 10” in India, and it will be interesting to see how The Office performs.
The nostalgia surrounding old comfort sitcoms has proved to be a big draw for streaming service subscribers – at least outside India. So much so that NBCUniversal’s budding platform Peacock paid $500 million (approximately Rs 3,710 crore) to get back all nine seasons of The Office from Netflix in the US. Similarly, HBO Max forked over $425 million (approximately Rs 3,153 crore) to remove Friends from Netflix in the US. Netflix paid over $500 million to grab streaming rights worldwide Seinfeld. And it is said that Netflix pays $70 to $80 million (about Rs 519-593 crore) every year to keep friends outside the US.
all nine seasons of Seinfeld Drop on Netflix in India on October 1. All nine seasons of The Office (US) airs October 23.