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NBC’s path-breaking television comedy Seinfield sealed to stream on Netflix

The streaming giant has reportedly acquired the rights of the sitcom in a $500 million deal with the distributor Sony two years ago, the series will be available to stream from October 1.

Hia Datta
Sep 04, 2021
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Seinfield fans, take notice! The well-loved American sitcom is making it to your personal screens via Netflix for the next five years. Touted to be one of the most popular shows that went on successfully for nine seasons, from 1989 to 1998, and over 180 episodes, Seinfield will be available for streaming on the giant streaming platform for five years, as per Variety.

Back in 2019, Netflix announced officially about acquiring the global rights of the show. As per many media reports, Mike Hopkins, the chairman of Sony Pictures Television made a statement officiating the release of Seinfield on Netflix, mentioning that he is thrilled to partner with Netflix to renew and extend the ‘one-of-a-kind, iconic, culture-defining show’ to reach to the fans and newer audiences. The New York Post mentions the release date to be October 1, echoing the announcement made by Netflix. Ted Sarandos, the chief content officer at Netflix has described Seinfield as the benchmark against which television comedies thereafter are measured, revealing that it will be available in 4K for the very first time. “We can’t wait to welcome Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer to their new global home on Netflix,” he signed off.

Netflix dropped the teaser of Seinfield on September 1.

Seinfield made its OTT debut in 2015 with Hulu, charging a bomb of $160 million for a five-year streaming deal that ended recently and that's when Netflix made an entry, competing for the rights of the show with Comcast and HBOMax.

The series stars actor and comedian Jerry Seinfield as a fictionalised avatar of himself alongside Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Barney Martin, Jason Alexander, Liz Sheridan, Wayne Knight, Len Lancer, Richard Fancy to name some. The series chronicles Seinfield’s ways and quirks with Dreyfus, Richards, and Alexander as they make it through the day. Peppered with comedic stand-ups in the episodes, Seinfield went to win 10 Emmy Awards and as many as 68 nominations.

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