NBC is removing ‘The Office’ from Netflix in 2021 and putting it on its new streaming service

NBC has decided to remove “The Office” from Netflix in 2021 and include the show in the company’s new streaming service. The move bolsters the potential appeal of NBC’s ad-supported streaming service, which is set to launch in the first quarter of 2020. “We can’t wait to welcome the gang from Dunder Mifflin to NBCUniversal’s new streaming service.” Still, the decision may convince more people to sign up for NBC’s streaming service, which will be driven by advertising revenue tied to eyeballs. AT


NBC has decided to remove “The Office” from Netflix in 2021 and include the show in the company’s new streaming service. The move bolsters the potential appeal of NBC’s ad-supported streaming service, which is set to launch in the first quarter of 2020. “We can’t wait to welcome the gang from Dunder Mifflin to NBCUniversal’s new streaming service.” Still, the decision may convince more people to sign up for NBC’s streaming service, which will be driven by advertising revenue tied to eyeballs. AT
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NBC is removing 'The Office' from Netflix in 2021 and putting it on its new streaming service

‘Valentine’s Day’ Episode 16 of the sitcom The Office. Pictured is the cast of the sitcome: (L to R) Angela Kinsey as Angela Martin, Kate Flannery as Meredith Palmer, Steve Carell as Michael Scott, Phyllis Smith as Phyllis Lapin-Vance, and Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly.

NBC has decided to remove “The Office” from Netflix in 2021 and include the show in the company’s new streaming service. The deal will be exclusive for five years.

NBC announced the decision to remove “The Office” in a statement on Tuesday. The hit comedy was the most-watched Netflix show in 2018, according to data analytics firm Jumpshot. The move bolsters the potential appeal of NBC’s ad-supported streaming service, which is set to launch in the first quarter of 2020.

A person familiar with the negotiations said Netflix made an offer to keep it, but the offer was rejected. Netflix was willing to pay up to $90 million a year for the rights, but NBC topped that offer and will pay $100 million. ( “The Office” was produced by Universal Television, a different division of NBCUniversal, in association with Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille Productions.) One idea under consideration was to split the rights, with Netflix being the home for ad-free watching, and NBC’s service being the ad-supported option.

“‘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,” said Bonnie Hammer, Chairman of NBCUniversal Direct-to-Consumer and Digital Enterprises in a release. “We can’t wait to welcome the gang from Dunder Mifflin to NBCUniversal’s new streaming service.”

In a tweet, Netflix added that members can “binge watch the show to their hearts’ content ad-free on Netflix until January 2021.”

NBC and other media companies have wrestled with what content to license to third-party services such as Netflix and Amazon. NBC has said it won’t be particularly aggressive with pulling content from streaming services and turning down potentially lucrative contracts.

Still, the decision may convince more people to sign up for NBC’s streaming service, which will be driven by advertising revenue tied to eyeballs. NBC has said the streaming service will be free for subscribers of traditional pay-TV bundles. It will cost about $10 per month for cord cutters, according to people familiar with the matter.

AT&T’s WarnerMedia, which is also launching its own streaming service, is planning eventually to add “Friends” and other shows from Netflix to bolster its streaming service, which it hopes will draw at least 70 million subscribers.

Disclosure: NBC is part of NBCUniversal, the parent company of CNBC.


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NBC’s 2020 streaming service won’t be very compelling for cord cutters — and that’s by design

The proof is in the details of NBC’s streaming service, coming next spring. And you’ll get a few originals for the streaming service, the quality of which is to be determined. NBC expects its revenue from cord cutters on its streaming service to be “completely immaterial,” according to a person familiar with the matter. Customers who cancel Comcast’s TV service for, say, YouTube TV will still get NBC’s streaming service for free. But at launch next year, the NBC streaming service won’t be a comp


The proof is in the details of NBC’s streaming service, coming next spring. And you’ll get a few originals for the streaming service, the quality of which is to be determined. NBC expects its revenue from cord cutters on its streaming service to be “completely immaterial,” according to a person familiar with the matter. Customers who cancel Comcast’s TV service for, say, YouTube TV will still get NBC’s streaming service for free. But at launch next year, the NBC streaming service won’t be a comp
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NBC's 2020 streaming service won't be very compelling for cord cutters — and that's by design

The streaming wars — the race to launch subscription video products — has been driven by an underlying concept: The traditional pay-TV bundle is dying as millions of U.S. households cut the cord each year and shift their video consumption to services like Netflix.

This has been a hard pill to swallow for legacy media companies, which derive billions of dollars from traditional pay TV. Yet, many of those media companies are coming to grips with reality and beginning to disrupt their own business models, headlined by Disney’s $6.99 Disney+ offering for this year.

That’s not the case for Comcast’s NBCUniversal (the parent company of CNBC and CNBC.com).

NBC doesn’t want you to cut the cord. Maybe this isn’t too surprising since its owner is the largest U.S. cable company. But it’s unusual because it directly contradicts the disruption narrative. Instead of submissively accepting that the pay-TV world is ending, NBC is taking a stand and fighting back.

The proof is in the details of NBC’s streaming service, coming next spring.

NBC’s ad-supported streaming service will be free to all customers who pay for traditional live television — whether through Comcast or any other provider, including virtual pay-TV bundles like Google’s YouTube TV or AT&T’s DirecTV Now, assuming partnership deals are struck, according to people familiar with the matter.

For those who have cut the cord, it will probably be about $10, said the people, who asked not to be named because the discussions on price are still ongoing.

CNBC has also learned that the free version of service for pay-TV subscribers will include live linear channels, same-season episodes and past-season episodes. Customers will be able to watch NBC programming anywhere, on any device, independent of their cable provider’s footprint. NBC will have nonexclusive access to all of the programming it sells to Hulu for the streaming service, as part of the deal with Disney the two companies announced on Tuesday.

But the $10 version for cord cutters won’t include live linear channels and won’t include same-season shows. You’ll get a bunch of reruns, most of which will also be available on Hulu if you already subscribe to that service. And you’ll get a few originals for the streaming service, the quality of which is to be determined.

So what are you getting for your $10 a month? Not much at first. And that’s the point.

NBC expects its revenue from cord cutters on its streaming service to be “completely immaterial,” according to a person familiar with the matter. The company is actively trying to make its cord-cutting streaming service inferior to its pay-TV version. The service is primarily meant as a nice additional benefit for customers who already pay for cable or satellite TV.

NBC’s decision isn’t totally motivated by supporting Comcast’s cable TV business. Now that Disney has full operational control of Hulu, Disney can bundle Hulu (or Hulu with Live TV) with Disney+ to make a compelling streaming offering that should further accelerate cord cutting. NBC is OK with this. Customers who cancel Comcast’s TV service for, say, YouTube TV will still get NBC’s streaming service for free.

NBC will certainly monitor the take rate of its streaming service among non pay-TV subscribers if cord cutting dramatically accelerates. If necessary, it can move content on and off its service thanks to Tuesday’s deal with Hulu, as well as the impending expiration of streaming-rights deals for popular shows it owns, such as “The Office.” And three years from now, when its content deal with Hulu ends, there’s an easy path for NBC to make its streaming service more compelling by making all its content exclusive to it.

But at launch next year, the NBC streaming service won’t be a compelling addition for cord cutters. And that’s the point.

Disclosure: Comcast owns NBCUniversal, the parent company of CNBC and CNBC.com.

WATCH: Comcast will sell its Hulu stake to Disney, giving Disney full control


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NBC’s Chuck Todd: Trump may end up reaching across the aisle for a modified Obamacare

Midterm voters gave Democrats a mandate to protect the Affordable Care Act, NBC political director Chuck Todd said Wednesday. The moderator of “Meet The Press” sees President Donald Trump working with Democrats on health care as “more possible than people realize.” As expected, Democrats won control of the House in Tuesday’s election, while Republicans kept their majority in the Senate. They have one mandate that I think voters sent them,” Todd said. “They better figure out how to protect pre-ex


Midterm voters gave Democrats a mandate to protect the Affordable Care Act, NBC political director Chuck Todd said Wednesday. The moderator of “Meet The Press” sees President Donald Trump working with Democrats on health care as “more possible than people realize.” As expected, Democrats won control of the House in Tuesday’s election, while Republicans kept their majority in the Senate. They have one mandate that I think voters sent them,” Todd said. “They better figure out how to protect pre-ex
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NBC's Chuck Todd: Trump may end up reaching across the aisle for a modified Obamacare

Midterm voters gave Democrats a mandate to protect the Affordable Care Act, NBC political director Chuck Todd said Wednesday.

The moderator of “Meet The Press” sees President Donald Trump working with Democrats on health care as “more possible than people realize.”

“We’ve litigated Obamacare so much that I think the president could get away with, ‘OK,’ and sort of [seek] the modified version of it,” Todd said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” the morning after the election.

In a possible sign of some common ground, the president said in a recent “Axios on HBO” interview that he would reinstate protections on pre-existing conditions if a lawsuit against the ACA, supported by his administration, were successful in striking down them down.

As expected, Democrats won control of the House in Tuesday’s election, while Republicans kept their majority in the Senate.

“Democrats got control of the House. They have one mandate that I think voters sent them,” Todd said. “They better figure out how to protect pre-existing conditions.”

Republicans have been trying to get rid of the Affordable Care Act ever since it was signed into law by then-President Barack Obama in 2010 as his signature domestic achievement.

So far, the GOP has been unsuccessful in coming up with an alternative, even in Trump’s first two years in office when Republicans controlled the House and the Senate.


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Don’t give up: #ShareYourRejection tweets from Hoda Kotb to a writer for ‘Orange Is the New Black’

Hoda Kotb, anchor on NBC’s “The Today Show,” was rejected by 27 television stations. Angela Kinsey, star of NBC’s television series “The Office,” wanted to play the character Pam but was rejected for the part. Failure is part of success and recently the Twitter hashtag “#ShareYourRejection” has been prompting users to share their own stories of rejection to prove the point. In fact, the ability to deal with defeat is crucial to reaching your goals, says top-rated Wharton professor Adam Grant. “I


Hoda Kotb, anchor on NBC’s “The Today Show,” was rejected by 27 television stations. Angela Kinsey, star of NBC’s television series “The Office,” wanted to play the character Pam but was rejected for the part. Failure is part of success and recently the Twitter hashtag “#ShareYourRejection” has been prompting users to share their own stories of rejection to prove the point. In fact, the ability to deal with defeat is crucial to reaching your goals, says top-rated Wharton professor Adam Grant. “I
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Don't give up: #ShareYourRejection tweets from Hoda Kotb to a writer for 'Orange Is the New Black'

Arianna Huffington’s second book, “After Reason,” was rejected 36 times.

Hoda Kotb, anchor on NBC’s “The Today Show,” was rejected by 27 television stations.

Angela Kinsey, star of NBC’s television series “The Office,” wanted to play the character Pam but was rejected for the part. Two months later, she was called back for the role of Angela.

Failure is part of success and recently the Twitter hashtag “#ShareYourRejection” has been prompting users to share their own stories of rejection to prove the point.

In fact, the ability to deal with defeat is crucial to reaching your goals, says top-rated Wharton professor Adam Grant.

“I don’t think there’s any skill more critical for success than resilience,” Grant, who is also a New York Times best-selling author and organizational psychologist, tells CNBC Make It. “I think about resilience as the speed and strength of your response to adversity. So when you encounter a difficulty, a hardship, a challenge, how quickly and how effectively are you able to marshal strength and either overcome that challenge or persevere in the face of it?”

These #ShareYourRejection vignettes may inspire you to try one more time.


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‘Good Girls’ star Mae Whitman’s first big splurge was surprisingly normal — but it made her cry

For many stars, their first big paycheck is an excuse to splurge, often on something fun and frivolous. But for actress Mae Whitman, who stars in NBC’s new comedy series “Good Girls,” it took her decades to treat herself, and it was with a surprisingly normal purchase. “I spend big chunks of money so rarely,” Whitman says. “The only thing I will really spend money on is if it improves quality of life or convenience. That’s something that’s big for me.”


For many stars, their first big paycheck is an excuse to splurge, often on something fun and frivolous. But for actress Mae Whitman, who stars in NBC’s new comedy series “Good Girls,” it took her decades to treat herself, and it was with a surprisingly normal purchase. “I spend big chunks of money so rarely,” Whitman says. “The only thing I will really spend money on is if it improves quality of life or convenience. That’s something that’s big for me.”
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'Good Girls' star Mae Whitman's first big splurge was surprisingly normal — but it made her cry

For many stars, their first big paycheck is an excuse to splurge, often on something fun and frivolous. For actor Timothee Chalamet, it was Knicks season tickets. For basketball star Shaquille O’Neal, it was a million-dollar shopping spree, which included three Mercedes Benz cars.

But for actress Mae Whitman, who stars in NBC’s new comedy series “Good Girls,” it took her decades to treat herself, and it was with a surprisingly normal purchase.

“I’ve been working for 28 years,” says Whitman, 29, who’s starred in hit movies like “The Duff” and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” as well as popular T.V. shows including NBC’s “Parenthood” and Fox’s “Family Guy.” “And I was still like, ‘It’s not enough,'” she tells CNBC Make It about her frugal tendencies.

But Whitman says she recently took the plunge.

“I finally got myself a king-sized bed, and I was so happy about it,” she says.

“And it’s not even a fancy one. But I cried about it for three hours because I was like, ‘This is so much money to spend in one place,'” she adds. “But then when I finally did it, [it was] like a dream come true.

“I spend big chunks of money so rarely,” Whitman says. “The only thing I will really spend money on is if it improves quality of life or convenience. That’s something that’s big for me.”


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Trump threatens to ‘challenge’ NBC’s license; Comcast shares dip slightly

Shares of NBC-parent Comcast dipped slightly Wednesday after President Donald Trump tweeted about challenging the NBC network license. “The President is an incredible advocate of the First Amendment,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said during an Oct. 5 briefing. Comcast shares are up about 8.5 percent for the year. The White House declined further comment other than to refer CNBC to the tweet itself. Pentagon spokesperson Dana White told NBC “the secretary of Defense has many closed


Shares of NBC-parent Comcast dipped slightly Wednesday after President Donald Trump tweeted about challenging the NBC network license. “The President is an incredible advocate of the First Amendment,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said during an Oct. 5 briefing. Comcast shares are up about 8.5 percent for the year. The White House declined further comment other than to refer CNBC to the tweet itself. Pentagon spokesperson Dana White told NBC “the secretary of Defense has many closed
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Trump threatens to 'challenge' NBC's license; Comcast shares dip slightly

Shares of NBC-parent Comcast dipped slightly Wednesday after President Donald Trump tweeted about challenging the NBC network license.

“With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!” Trump said in a Wednesday tweet at 9:55 am ET.

Comcast trading volume jumped and the shares fell to their lows of the morning immediately following the tweet.

The stock was down 0.5 percent by late morning.

Trump’s tweet could raise fears of higher government scrutiny on Comcast, although networks are not licensed by any organization. The Federal Communications Commission requires licenses for individual radio and television stations.

“The President is an incredible advocate of the First Amendment,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said during an Oct. 5 briefing. “With the First Amendment, with those freedoms also come responsibilities. And you have a responsibility to tell the truth, to be accurate.”

Comcast shares are up about 8.5 percent for the year. The stock fell sharply in early September after one of its executives said the company expects a large subscriber loss during the third quarter.

The White House declined further comment other than to refer CNBC to the tweet itself. NBC did not return a call for comment.

The tweet about network licenses followed Trump’s 9:45 a.m., ET, tweet calling NBC News “fake” news for a story about U.S. nuclear arsenal. The early Wednesday NBC report, citing three officials, said Trump said this summer he would like a nearly “tenfold increase” in U.S. nuclear arsenal.

In response, a White House official speaking on the condition of anonymity told NBC that the nuclear arsenal was not a primary topic of the briefing this past summer. Pentagon spokesperson Dana White told NBC “the secretary of Defense has many closed sessions with the president and his Cabinet members. Those conversations are privileged.”

As a real estate tycoon, Trump was host of the NBC reality TV show “The Apprentice.”

Disclosure: Comcast is the owner of NBCUniversal, the parent company of CNBC and CNBC.com.

— CNBC’s Peter Schacknow contributed to this report.


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Vladimir Putin tells NBC’S Megyn Kelly: US hackers could have framed Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin found himself on the defensive Friday when asked by NBC News’ Megyn Kelly to explain his earlier claim that private “patriotic” hackers could have interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The full article can be found at NBC News.


Russian President Vladimir Putin found himself on the defensive Friday when asked by NBC News’ Megyn Kelly to explain his earlier claim that private “patriotic” hackers could have interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The full article can be found at NBC News.
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Vladimir Putin tells NBC'S Megyn Kelly: US hackers could have framed Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin found himself on the defensive Friday when asked by NBC News’ Megyn Kelly to explain his earlier claim that private “patriotic” hackers could have interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The full article can be found at NBC News.


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