NBC may take The Office from Netflix to make way for a competitive streaming service that could NOT cost anything
NBC may invite The Office from Netflix as the network prepares to launch a rival service in 2020
- The Office, Parks and Recreation, The Good Place, The West Wing and other NBCUniversal shows can be taken from Netflix
- NBC will launch its own video streaming service in 2020 that will be free for existing pay-TV customers and non-customers can subscribe for about $ 10 +
- Chief Executive Officer Steve Burke said: "The best way to get scale quickly is to use our collaboration with cable and satellite companies & # 39;
- The Office license agreement with Netflix expires in 2021, but there is a chance they can close a deal to keep the shows on both services
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The agency and other popular NBC shows can be drawn from Netflix as the television network prepares to launch a competitive service.
NBCUniversal could cut off the comedy show along with Parks and Recreation, The Good Place and The West Wing to increase the chances of success for their unnamed service in 2020.
It was unveiled on Monday when Chief Executive Officer Steve Burke spoke in an interview about their plans for the upcoming offer that will be free for viewers who are already paying to watch their programs and movies, but funded by advertising.
The Office (photo) and other NBCUniversal shows could soon be downloaded from Netflix
The Office reportedly has 7.2 percent of Netflix views, making it the most popular
We believe that the best way to achieve economies of scale is to use our collaboration with cable and satellite companies and offer our premium product to consumers free of charge, "said Burke, Wall Street Journal. .
But with the license agreement that expires in 2021, fans still have time to adjust.
Worldwide, NBC customers are estimated at 52 million people through Comcast Cable and Europe's Sky service acquired by Comcast.
Chief Executive Officer Steve Burke unveiled Monday in an interview: "We believe that the best way to get a quick scale is to use our collaboration with cable and satellite companies & # 39;
Other services that broadcast NBC offers in the United States, such as Charter Communications Inc. and Cox Communications Inc, can share the video streaming service with their customers at no additional cost, according to an insider's WSJ reports.
The publication added that even those who are not subscribers to the cable will have the opportunity to use the new service for a price similar to Netflix, estimated at more than $ 10.
It came after the online streaming service announced that it would increase costs by 13 to 18 percent, depending on the plan. The most standard and most popular package of the website costs $ 12.99, compared with the current price of $ 10.99.
It made users of social media furious because it revealed that the changes will be rolled out in the coming months.
NBC's Parks and Recreation is the third most popular show with 2.3 percent of the total number of episodes
Other services that broadcast NBC offers such as The Good Place (photo) in the United States can share the video streaming service with their customers at no additional cost
According to Jumpshot.com data shared with Business Insider, The Office (US) outdoes friends in popularity as far as shows go on Netflix.
NBC's Parks and Recreation is the third most popular show with 2.3 percent of the total number of episodes, while the two highest programs score 7.2 percent and 4.2 percent respectively.
The New York Times reports that Netflix pays $ 100 million to keep Friends on the service, so there's a chance they'll make a deal with Bonnie Hammer, chairman of NBC Cable Entertainment, who has been appointed as the chairman of direct-to-consumer and digital companies for NBCUniversal.
But Netflix said in 2018 that 85 percent of their budget went to originals.
The West Wing is also viewed by NBC customers, who are estimated at 52 million people through Comcast Cable and Europe's Sky service