REPORT: Sony Pictures TV Looking for New Streaming Home for ‘Community’
Sony Pictures TV is hoping that rights to former NBC hit series, Community will be the next million-dollar purchase by streamers. According to Deadline, Sony is shopping the show around to streamers in hopes of striking a deal similar to those Netflix struck for Seinfeld and HBO Max struck for The Big Bang Theory.
Exclusive global rights to all six seasons of Community will be available starting May 2021, with both streaming and linear rights available, Deadline reports. Currently, the show is available for streaming on Hulu in the U.S., and on Amazon and Netflix internationally.
Streamers have been eager to get rights for legacy TV show. It started with WarnerMedia taking Friends back from Netflix and moving the show to HBO Max, then in June, it was announced that The Office will be moving to NBCU’s Peacock, along with Parks and Recreation. HBO Max then made news when it got exclusive streaming rights to The Big Bang Theory and Netflix soon made their own headlines with the purchase of Seinfeld rights.