On January 1, 2021, beloved workplace comedy show The Office will be leaving Netflix and relocate to NBC's unnamed streaming service. The network which originally aired nine seasons of the mockumentary show from 2005 to 2013 reportedly has acquired the streaming rights of the show back from Netflix in effect from 2021. Netflix had announced the departure of the famous show over Twitter back in June.
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
While speaking to a news daily, chairperson of NBC's digital enterprise had stated that The Office has become a staple of pop-culture whose relevance continues to grow at a time when fans have many entertainment choices. He also stated that he cannot wait to welcome the Dunder Mifflin family to the streaming service. Back in January, it was revealed that they will be launching a streaming platform.
The NBC streaming service is named Peacock and will launch in early 2020. The service will reportedly include properties with the inclusion of news, sports and even Spanish content. Several other NBC shows streaming on different platforms are reportedly being licensed back to the company. The streaming platform will retain the rights of The Office for 100 million per year for five years straight. This move was reportedly expected as various entertainment studious are now making a shift to the digital arena. The Office is one of the highest streaming property on streaming platforms. The show has reportedly been streamed for more than 52 billion minutes since its debut.
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