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‘The Office’ To Move From Netflix To NBCUniversal’s Streaming Service In 2021

‘The Office’ To Move From Netflix To NBCUniversal’s Streaming Service In 2021

The Office is leaving Netflix in 2020 and heading to NBCUniversal’s forthcoming streaming service, beginning in January 2021.

NBCU said it has secured exclusive domestic streaming rights to all nine seasons of the sitcom for a five-year term. The streaming service is expected to launch in mid-2020. Unlike new offerings from Disney, WarnerMedia and Apple designed to compete with Netflix when they hit the market soon, NBCU’s effort will be free to the company’s pay-tv subscribers and supported by advertising. It will launch across the combined footprints of Comcast and Sky, reaching more than 50 million households from the moment it goes live. A stand-alone, subscription version is also said to be in the offing.

“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 Direct-to-Consumer and Digital Enterprises.

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