- Netflix is saying goodbye to Michael, Dwight, Jim, Pam and the rest of the Dunder Mifflin office.
Linda Yaccarino, chairman of advertising and partnerships for NBCUniversal, strongly hinted in May at the company's advertiser presentation that "The Office" would be part of the new ad-supported streaming service.
"The Office", the most-watched show across all streaming platforms, is headed to NBC's new streaming service in 2021, the company announced. That agreement isn't going to be renewed as Netflix took to Twitter and officially announced the sad news for its subscribers.
Fans were quick to express their feelings about the decision on social media.
Yesterday brought the upsetting news that Netflix would be losing the streaming rights to NBC's hit sitcom The Office at the beginning of 2021. According to Nielsen data, subscribers streamed 52 million minutes of the 208 episodes in 2018.
Now, it's been confirmed that The Office is being taken off of Netflix - and it's all thanks to another new network streaming service who want their own show back.
Recent cancellations of favorite shows have caused an uproar of the loyal Netflix fans and with a potential $90 million freed up now, let's hope that money will go into keeping future shows around for longer than one or two seasons. Time to start looking for a DVD player and a brand new box set. or ya know, start paying for another streaming service. However, the property is owned by NBC, where it originally aired for nine seasons and will head to its own streaming service in 2021. Consumers without a pay-TV subscription will be charged $10 a month. As of April 2019, it was viewed almost twice as much as the next most-viewed program on SVOD. And they paid a hefty $500 million to get the show for five years.