Netflix took to Twitter to assure fans that "The Office" will be streaming on the platform until 2021 at first.
As more media companies are starting their own streaming services, Netflix could be losing some of its top-watched shows, such as “The Office” and “Friends” — and people aren’t happy about it.
NBCUniversal, which owns the rights to “The Office,” announced it was working on its own streaming service in January. Now, there are reports the company is in talks to remove “The Office” from future rival Netflix after the contract expires in 2021, according to The Wall Street Journal.
“The Office," a mockumentary-style sitcom about average office employees that ran from 2005 to 2013, is now the top-watched program on Netflix, according to The Journal. “Friends,” which is owned by WarnerMedia, is the second most watched.
WarnerMedia could also take “Friends” — a sitcom about a group of friends in their 20s and 30s living in New York City, that ran from 1994 to 2004 — for its own streaming service, which the company announced in November, the outlet reported.