Netflix is Officially Losing ‘The Office’ To NBCUniversal
The news has been confirmed — NBCUniversal announced Tuesday that the fan favorite The Office will be leaving Netflix once the contract ends, and will join NBCUniversal’s own streaming service.
CNBC reports that Netflix lost its rights to the series after making a $90 million USD offer to extend its streaming rights, which was subsequently trumped by NBCUniversal’s $100 million USD bid. Speaking about the show joining its platform, Chairman of NBCUniversal direct-to-consumer and digital enterprises Bonnie Hammer said: “The Office has become a staple of pop-culture and is a rare gem whose relevance continues to grow at a time when fans have more entertainment choices than ever before. We can’t wait to welcome the gang from Dunder Mifflin to NBCUniversal’s new streaming service.”
However, Netflix users fret not, as the show will still remain on the platform until January 2021, so time to schedule in more binge sessions before the number one series on the service leaves for good.