‘Seinfeld’ Has Been Acquired For Streaming On Hulu For $180 Million Waging War With Netflix, Amazon
Seinfeld has been deemed worthy of streaming by Hulu and in a move that should challenge fellow streaming services Netflix and Amazon, Hulu has paid a lot of money in order to acquire the popular comedy series.
It has been called a show about nothing, but Hulu spent roughly the opposite of that when paying $1 million per episode in its acquiring of the 10-season long series for $180 million. This comes just a few months after Netflix added Friends, arguably the two best TV comedies of all time.
Many people that are big fans of the series may own the DVDs already, but as fans of Friends and other streaming shows will tell you, having the ability to stream can make things easier for those who are too lazy to get up and switch DVDs after an episode ends.
Seinfeld featured Jerry Seinfeld in the starring role, of course, and it continues to be culturally relevant with people quoting in everyday conversation. The recent acquire should be great news for co-creators Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David.
Neither Seinfeld or David have done a ton since the show ended, and perhaps Julia Louis-Dreyfus has actually had the most TV and film success since her role as Elaine ended on the show. She is currently the star of Veep and is also set to star in an American remake of the film Force Majeure.
In addition to the massive Seinfeld addition to Hulu’s streaming material, the service also recently added every episode of CSI that has ever aired, a total of 14 seasons, along with each upcoming episode in the show’s 15th season.
Seinfeld‘s recent addition to Hulu proves that the streaming services are currently at war and as they all seem to offer slightly different programming, there may be something from each one that will appeal to everyone. As of this point though, Netflix still seems to be the most popular and also has the most original programming.