Netflix Won The Battle For 80’s TV Show Seinfeld

Oct 13, 2019

Seinfeld was one of the top tv shows aired in the late 80s until the late 90s. Now, TV fans would be able to enjoy this famous tv show in the worldwide stream service Netflix. By the way, if you are not in the USA, and you want to see the show, you may need to get a VPN to watch Netflix.

To this date, Seinfeld is one of the greatest tv shows of all time. However, in the launching episode, the NBC transmission chain was not very satisfied; they considered it very “Jewish” and New York-centric; in addition to that, it had no protagonist since Elaine was not part of the program yet. In the latest episodes, the show became more open and structured, gaining better critics and satisfying the US expectations and NBC requirements.

After 9 years on air, 180 episodes filmed and with 76 million viewers, the show ended on May 14, 1998.

The history behind Seinfeld and the battle for copyright

20 years after their season finale, the streaming giant Netflix announced the acquisition of the global streaming rights to ‘Seinfeld’. This announcement was made after it was mentioned in the E channel program “101 reasons why 90’s ruled”.

In addition to that, the increase of the competition of streaming services, for the future launching of Disney+, the rising of the Amazon Prime Video and the announcement of the future launching of Warner Media Streaming platform, who were also interested in the transmitting the show in they own platforms, Netflix won the battle with a much better money offer.

When will Seinfeld be available on Netflix?

You will be able to revive the story of the characters and remember the reason for having won multiple Emmy Awards in comedy series and their contribution to world television, leading the top charts of best tv-shows of all time.

The TV show is about everyday life, by Jerry Seinfeld himself and his three friends, Kramer (Michael Richards), George Costanza (Jason Alexander) and Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), coming to create situations they rise to the edge of ridicule and carrying most of the outcome in Jerry’s apartment and its surroundings in Manhattan, New York, as well as the now-famous fictional cafeteria “Monk’s”.

Netflix Inc. has been clear and understood that this series has marked an era in the entertainment industry, demonstrating the eccentric culture of the date and becoming an emblematic show that has endured despite the time.

This is an opinion that is prevalent among current emissaries of comedy worldwide and this is how it has been transmuted into the acquisition and subsequent release of this chronicle by 2021, by Netflix.