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The Office is really leaving Netflix, like for reals

C’mon, it finished in 2013 – if you’ve not watched it by now, you only have yourself to blame.

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Fans of The Office will have to pay for another streaming service soon, with NBC yanking the show off of Netflix for its own streaming service.

Don’t worry, you’ve still got 18 months to binge-watch the zany office antics, with the show leaving Netflix at the end of 2020.

Universal Television had an auction for the rights to the show, and parent company, NBCUniversal, won out.

You’ve got until the end of 2020 to watch The Office on Netflix

NBCUniversal’s sales chief, Linda Yaccarino, said that the iconic characters of The Office would be “coming home.”

This is the latest in a string of content rights holders taking back their content from third-party streaming services, in the aim of enticing viewers to their own services.

Disney has been taking all the Marvel content back from Netflix, and gradually, WarnerMedia is taking Friends back, also from Netflix.

  • NBCUniversal will pay $100 million per year for the five years of the exclusivity deal
  • According to Hollywood Reporter, NBC’s streaming service, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and likely Apple all at least took meetings to try and secure the streaming rights
  • Steve Carell and Greg Daniels will still be seen on Netflix, with their new comedy, Space Force

The streaming wars are heating up. At this stage, it’s a coin toss from me whether viewers will win or lose with the proliferation of streaming services. I mean, isn’t this the reason we cut cable’s cord?

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