September 1, 2021
Netflix will begin streaming perennial consumer favorite catalog series “Seinfeld” beginning Oct. 1. The former NBC primetime phenomenon has streamed on Hulu for the past six years. Netflix acquired five years of “Seinfeld” rights in a deal reportedly worth $500 million with show producer Sony Pictures Television.
The 180-episode series should plug the gaping hole Netflix suffered when ratings king “The Office” moved to NBCUniversal’s Peacock.
“Seinfeld,” which exited primetime TV in 1998 after nine seasons, moves to syndication on ViacomCBS carriage stations in October.