‘The Office’ is leaving Netflix for new streaming service in 2021
There’s only so much time to catch up on seasons of “The Office” through Netflix.
On Tuesday, the streaming service announced it will relinquish the rights to the show to owner NBCUniversal at the end of 2020.
“We’re sad that NBC has decided to take The Office back for its own streaming platform — but members can binge watch the show to their hearts’ content ad-free on Netflix until January 2021,” Netflix posted on Twitter.
We're sad that NBC has decided to take The Office back for its own streaming platform — but members can binge watch the show to their hearts' content ad-free on Netflix until January 2021
— Netflix US (@netflix) June 25, 2019
NBCUniversal announced Tuesday that it has reached a five-year deal to put the Scranton-based comedy on the new streaming service that will start up in 2020.
NBCUniversal's upcoming streaming service outbid #Netflix for the rights to #TheOffice – paying $100 million per year for five years to stream the series https://t.co/tlxpG7s7T9 pic.twitter.com/TjrvjwQgFb
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 25, 2019
“The Office has become a staple of pop culture and is a rare gem whose relevance continues to grow at a time when fans have more entertainment choices than ever before,” said Bonnie Hammer, chairman of NBCUniversal DTC and digital enterprises, in a statement. “We can’t wait to welcome the gang from Dunder Mifflin to NBCUniversal’s new streaming service.”
“The Office,” which debuted on NBC in 2005, was streamed for about 52 billion minutes in 2018, according to Nielsen data referenced by NBC in its news release Tuesday. In April, the show was viewed nearly twice as much as the next most-viewed program on streaming on-demand video, NBC added.
When I heard The Office is leaving Netflix in 2021.
— Cameron Grant (@coolcam101) June 25, 2019