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Yesterday 04:44 PM
Dr.Dave Netflix has struck a five-year deal with distributor Sony Pictures Television to become the global exclusive streaming home for the entire Seinfeld collection beginning in 2021, when the series’ domestic pact with Hulu expires. (Deadline)

It is currently on Hulu in the U.S., on Amazon in most other territories, and on Crave in Canada. In the previous negotiations, Sony synched up the off-network cable deal for Seinfeld at TBS with the streaming pact at Hulu, so all rights become available at the same time, according to the article. Presumably they also synched up the international rights, so the Canadian rights will also expire at that time.

EDIT: The series will be available in 4K.
2019-08-21 09:12 AM
gdkitty Netflix also seems to have a fairly tight thing going with Dreamworks right now too, with some exclusive shows (some of the Dragons stuff, troll hunters, etc).
With loosing all the disney stuff, I can see them putting more money to Dreamworks.
2019-08-21 12:00 AM
wmjfoley85 I noticed tonight Netflix has two seasons of Spongebob Square Pants.With all l the Disney stuff leaving Netflix makes me think they are shifting focus to Nickelodeon. They also added Teen Titans Go (didn’t notice this before) which is owned by Warner Brothers (not that I care lol). Might be other stuff.As we all know Di.ney Plus will cause Netflix to have to look for new content.
2019-08-06 01:12 PM
ExDilbert Netflix serves over 90 countries so, cost aside, it makes sense that its programming would be produced in other countries in order to serve those markets. It's not just Netflix. HBO has produced shows in other countries for a number of years. Importing and co-producing TV shows by specialty stations and public TV networks has been common for decades.

As for programming costs, streaming in general and Netflix in particular have created a new "golden age of television." I look at it as more of a "gold rush" as actors and producers pile on to get a piece of the 10s of billions of dollars being spent each year. A lot of the new programming comes with high cost production costs and salaries but, in my opinion, fails to live up to its potential.
2019-08-06 10:18 AM
jacjames Still having some problem in digesting the services audience numbers but what is most disconcerting is the cost of programs. How on earth is "The Irishmen" costing 200 million dollars. Is Netflix the new retirement funding source for old Hollywood actors. Regardless of its subscriber base the money is running out. I suppose cheap programs from Japan, India, Iceland, France, etc. help balance the books.
2019-07-31 08:27 AM
elosga The most awaited American Factory Documentary is also releasing this month
2019-07-27 08:22 PM
Dr.Dave Lucifer's final Season 5 has been expanded from 10 to 16 episodes. (Source)
2019-07-25 11:44 PM
Dr.Dave I remember reading an article in a reputable trade mag that said that international streaming for those shows would continue in some countries, but didn't go into details about which countries.

WarnerMedia probably won't launch any version of HBO Max in Canada, so Friends should stay on Netflix. I don't know if Comcast/NBCU plan to launch their streaming service in Canada, which would affect The Office.

EDIT: @jeffaustin90 I found the article I read:
2019-07-25 08:57 PM
jeffaustin90 Has there been any word on the futures of Friends and The Office on Netflix Canada? I know the US is losing both shows next year, but will they remain on Netflix Canada?
2019-07-24 10:03 PM
Dr.Dave ‘Designated Survivor’ & ‘Tuca & Bertie’ Canceled By Netflix
2019-06-28 09:59 AM
Dr.Dave Netflix has cancelled One Day At a Time after 3 seasons, but will retain the streaming rights to those episodes for several years. CBS has picked up season 4 for first-run showing on its U.S. Pop Network, with later broadcast on the CBS Network. (Deadline)
2019-06-07 09:22 AM
Dr.Dave ‘Lucifer’ Renewed For Fifth & Final Season By Netflix
2019-05-27 11:16 AM
MAXAM Thanks for this, Zank! That video was really chilling! During the early 60's I was a Psyche Nurse at Riverview Psychiatric Hospital in B.C. During my six years there, I talked to a couple of serial killers and the one thing that really stood out was the dispassionate way they talked about their crimes! BTW: I recall a TV interview with a psychiatrist who studied serial killers. He found that most of them have five red flags in their background when they were young: 1.constantly lied to their parents 2 lit many small fires 3. were bed wetters 4.stole money and small objects 5, extreme cruelty to small animals such as kittens, puppies, and pet rabbits etc.!!
2019-05-27 07:36 AM
Zank Frappa Mindhunter is great, it's based on a book by retired FBI agent John Douglas and a writer. This accurately shows the beginning of the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI circa 1976. What makes this stand out is nothing is sensationalized, it's protagonist is methodically unraveling what makes serial killers tick.

Here's a video of the real Ed Kemper, notice how dispassionate he is talking about how he killed.
2019-05-27 01:30 AM
MAXAM Netflix: Mindhunter (2017)
Just finished this well-acted, well-produced series. I believe the series is set in the 1970's judging by the cars and the dial telephones they use. The only thing that bugs me about the show is:The FBI agents never lock their cars even when they visit a high crime area! A couple we know told me what a good show it was and that it was about serial killers and what makes them tick. I then asked them if they could name a few of the characters in the show. They said one was called Richard Speck and another one was named Ed Kemper. They were shocked when I told them that these were based on real people and not fictitious characters.BTW:The actor who played Ed Kemper was a giant like Kemper: 6ft 9inches and weighed well over 300 lbs and was a dead-ringer for the real Kemper.

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