Just days after Netflix landed global streaming rights to Seinfeld, currently on Hulu, the classic NBC sitcom also has found a new cable home. Viacom has acquired the exclusive cable syndication rights to Seinfeld in a deal with Sony Pictures Television.
Netflix has landed worldwide rights to the iconic sitcom in a five-year deal with distributor Sony. The show will move from current rightsholder Hulu when its deal is up in 2021.
Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee returns to Netflix for its 11th series on Friday, but the comedian says he’s not looking to ever return to his eponymous series. “I wouldn’t be arrogant enough to think I could do it again,” Seinfeld says. “That’s egomaniacal.”
Hulu will launch the entire run of classic ’90s sitcom Seinfeld — spanning 180 episodes over nine seasons in all — on June 24 under its recently announced exclusive pact with Sony Pictures Television.
In another sign that Hulu is stepping up its game, the digital video giant has landed the SVOD rights to Seinfeld, cutting a deal with Sony Pictures TV for all 180 episodes of the enduring NBC comedy. The deal is said to be valued at just under $1 million an episode, which translates to a nearly $180 million windfall to be split by distributor Sony TV, Time Warner’s Castle Rock and Seinfeld profit participants, including star/co-creator Jerry Seinfeld and co-creator Larry David. The pact is expected to be announced at Hulu’s upfront presentation today.
Seinfeld is about to become master of a whole new domain: the Internet. Sony Pictures Television, a unit of Sony Corp., is in advanced talks to sell reruns of the hit 1990s NBC sitcom to an online video service, and expects to have a deal wrapped up in the next few weeks, people familiar with the situation said.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) – “Seinfeld” may have been a show about nothing, but a psychiatry professor is using it for much more than that. Medical students at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School are learning about psychiatric disorders through Dr. Anthony Tobia’s “Psy-feld” teaching tool, NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/1I4iQJn). Tobia has created a database of […]
Sony Pictures Television’s comedy continues its syndication run through 2017.
NEW YORK (AP) — Outrageous! Egregious! Preposterous! More than a decade after “Seinfeld” ended, one of the TV series’ most beloved characters has been reborn online. Jackie Chiles, the fast-talking attorney whose civil lawsuits were dependably foiled by Kramer, is starring in his own series on the comedy video website Funny or Die. Chiles is […]