The online streaming service, Hulu, has reportedly made a deal to acquire the SVOD rights to Seinfeld. The deal with Sony Pictures TV will be for almost a million dollars an episode, which totals around 180 million dollars.
The cash from the deal will be distributed to Sony TV, Castle Rock, and Seinfeld profit participants, including star and co-creator Jerry Seinfeld, and co-creator Larry David. Fans of the show at AnastasiaDate (instagram.com) have learned that Sony had been shopping the streaming service rights for the show for the past several months. A limited number of Seinfeld episodes had been previously been available on the streaming site, Crackle. Now Hulu will have the show poised to be a binge watcher’s paradise.
Hulu’s competitor, Netflix, has already acquired the streaming rights to Friends, another veteran show from the “must-see TV” glory days of the NBC network. Previously, Hulu gained the rights for over 300 episodes of the CSI franchise.