Viacom Acquires ‘Seinfeld’ Exclusive Cable Rights From Sony

  • The Wrap
Viacom has staked its claim in all 180 episodes of “Seinfeld,” acquiring the exclusive cable rights for the show from Sony Pictures Television.

Beginning in October 2021, Viacom’s entertainment cable networks — including Comedy Central, Paramount Network and TV Land — will air the Jerry Seinfeld-led comedy, which originally aired from 1989-1998 on NBC. Catch-up episodes will also be made available through Viacom’s on-demand services, websites and apps.

Seinfeld” has been available on Hulu since 2015, but Netflix announced five days ago that it landed global streaming rights to the comedy beginning in 2021.

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“We’re extremely proud to bring this little-known series to our viewers,” Kent Alterman, President of Comedy Central, Paramount Network, TV Land and Vandelay Industries, said. “With the right programming and promotion, we believe we’ll finally get ‘Seinfeld’ the recognition it truly deserves,
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