The president, not social media, is largely responsible for disinformation about mail-in voting. Since then, it has added other popular sitcoms like Fraiser and Will and Grace to its lineup. RELATED: Why Friends Will Never, Ever Be Rebooted — and Other Highlights from a New Book About the Show. You'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications. Is that a good idea? The answer, as we all know by now, is $100 million. A new Harvard study shows that President Trump is the main vector of disinformation about mail-in voting. WarnerMedia announced its new streaming platform, HBO Max, on Tuesday — and the iconic NBC sitcom is … The lost episodes include Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) and Joey’s (Matt LeBlanc) awkward romantic relationship towards the end of the series. As the Wall Street Journal’s Joe Flint reported yesterday, AT&T’s WarnerMedia, which owns “Friends,” has extended a deal that gives Netflix exclusive streaming rights to all 10 seasons of the show through 2019. We share the number, plus the real reason it turned down a major Seinfeld deal, below. Netflix wanted it. In 2015, after Netflix released Friends on its streaming platform (and turned down Seinfeld), Hulu announced its major Seinfeld deal. Feels good to get it going again. The Friends move from Netflix was expected after the streaming giant paid producers Warners $80 million to $100 million to continue to have the former NBC hit for all of 2019. To redeem rights, Netflix had to fork over a whopping $118 million for the entire Friends catalog. If you would like to opt out of browser push notifications, please refer to the following instructions specific to your device and browser: Netflix Reportedly Paid $100 Million to Keep. For free! Coyote Ugly Turns 20: Where Is the Cast Now? The offering came after the streaming service signed a major deal with Warner Bros. To offer Friends in HD and widescreen on Netflix, Warner Bros. allegedly had to scan the original 35mm film masters into HD. And, as the New York Times’ Edmund Lee reported today, Netflix is paying $100 million (give or take) to stream the show next year. But feel free to round up. And WarnerMedia wants it back, soon. Then, in 2015 Netflix did Friends fan a solid and launched the entire series on its streaming platform. However, it’s also possible that Friends could leave Netflix after next year, as AT&T will likely have to keep some of its content off other services to attract new streaming customers. Seinfeld and Friends are without a doubt two of the most popular sitcoms of the 90s. The company will reportedly pay around $100 million to continue licensing the program from its owner, WarnerMedia. 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Text us for exclusive photos and videos, royal news, and way more. * Some people who are involved in this transaction would like you to know that the number isn’t actually $100 million, but something less than that. That said, it couldn’t do the same for Seinfeld. WarnerMedia will almost certainly want to include “Friends” in its yet-to-launch service. Before Seinfeld made its way onto Hulu, Netflix had the opportunity to purchase streaming rights. Respond to the census! And WarnerMedia is likely to want access to the show for its own streaming service, which is supposed to launch sometime next year. Easy: You tell Netflix you’re going to take it away, and see how much they pay. Also, fans could purchase seasons and the entire series on DVD through Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and other retailers. Which means there’s a scenario where WarnerMedia can get another $75 million a year from Netflix and still use the show as a key part of its own streaming service. People who work for AT&T will tell you it is. I’m also told that Hulu, which is very likely to end up solely owned by Disney/Fox once those two companies consummate their merger, tried hard to land “Friends.” At the very least, Hulu’s interest in the show ended up pushing the price up well beyond the $30 million a year Netflix was already paying for it. Here’s why. Before Netflix, Friends was only available on select television networks (as reruns) and for purchase through iTunes and other online stores. And if you’re the kind of person who finds all of this entertaining, I have good news for you: You’re likely to see a repeat of this plot sometime in the near future, when Comcast’s NBCUniversal*** has to think about what it wants to do with “The Office,” which it currently streams on Netflix but will most likely want to keep for its own, yet-to-be-announced streaming service that it will likely launch once it sells its stake in Hulu. October 15 is your last chance. How to make sure the 2020 census counts you. In 2015, Netflix released all ten seasons (236 episodes) of Friends to subscribers in the United States. According to the Times, the deal to keep Friends on Netflix was indeed due to expire by the end of the year, but both Netflix and AT&T, WarnerMedia’s parent company, had been negotiating for at least a few months to extend it. The One Where Netflix Paid the Big Bucks. Coronavirus is surging in Europe — but less so in Germany. To find out why, let’s go over some deal terms and history, some of which you haven’t read before. But on Monday, the streaming giant confirmed that the beloved NBC sitcom would remain available in the U.S. throughout 2019 — and according to the New York Times, the extra year came with a hefty price tag. 2020 Showbiz Cheat Sheet, All Rights Reserved. AT&T, meanwhile, plans to begin a streaming service of its own by the end of 2019. It’s not the only time Hulu has picked up a successful show Netflix turned down. ** The deal isn’t actually finalized, but people familiar with the negotiations say it is pretty far along. The company will reportedly pay around $100 million to continue licensing the program from its owner, WarnerMedia.