Since both deals are non-exclusive, Sony is also looking to license the series to other platforms, and is now in discussions with other potential partners.
Hulu had previously been the exclusive streaming home for "Community" repeats in the USA, a deal that was last extended in 2016 after it acquired the rights to the sixth and final season of the show. In particular, Netflix is believed to have paid more than $500 million for exclusive rights to "Seinfeld" repeats, which will leave Hulu in 2021, while NBCUniversal grabbed "The Office" from Netflix for its new Peacock service, also for around $500 million. The pact is claimed to be within the excessive eight-figure vary whole, with Netflix paying considerably extra as a result of they get world rights. I hear the offers is for 3-Four years, longer for Netflix as Hulu has one other yr on its present settlement.
In addition to airing on Hulu in the US, the show, which is based on Harmon's own experience at community college, now runs via Amazon in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom and Netflix in Ireland and New Zealand as well as on a number of SVOD services such as C4-backed All4 and Australia's Stan.
The decision to sell "Community" to multiple streamers is similar to Universal's distribution strategy for "Parks and Recreation", another former NBC comedy now available both on Netflix and Hulu.
Neighborhood stars Joel McHale and Chevy Chase in addition to an ensemble of breakout expertise, together with Donald Glover, Gillian Jacobs, Alison Brie, Ken Jeong, Yvette Nicole Brown, Danny Pudi and Jim Rash.