Netflix is losing one of its most popular offerings
By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links
Despite Netflix’s massive investment in original content to lure viewers, content from other owners still dominates the streaming service — and now one of its most popular titles will be leaving the platform.
- NBC’s American version of “The Office” accounts for roughly 7% of all views on Netflix.
- And now, that show is leaving the platform as NBC pulls the rights to it for its own streaming service.
- Netflix has pledged billions in original content and the top 50 shows it produces account for 42% of streams.
- Netflix members do have until 2021 to binge on “The Office” — when the show will officially leave the platform.
- Netflix recently paid out $100 million to keep the rights to “Friends” through 2019.
- Although “Friends” aired on NBC, it was produced by Warner Bros. and WarnerMedia now holds the rights.
- There’s no word on the future of “Friends” on Netflix beyond this year — which is notable because WarnerMedia is launching its own streaming service in the coming years.
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