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ElectricWizard0
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So apparently Netflix paid $100 million to keep Friends
Honestly this money should have been used to build upon/create more originals or gain rights to a different popular franchise/show.
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But it will come at a steep price: The company will pay around $100 million to continue licensing the program from its owner, WarnerMedia, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss details of the deal.


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TideSaint
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re: So apparently Netflix paid $100 million to keep Friends
Why?

Friends wasn't that funny 20 years ago. It's fricking terrible now.


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re: So apparently Netflix paid $100 million to keep Friends
It's supposedly one of their most watched shows.


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re: So apparently Netflix paid $100 million to keep Friends
believe you can still watch in on TBS


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re: So apparently Netflix paid $100 million to keep Friends
Should’ve used this money to lock up last kingdom season 4


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Brosef Stalin
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re: So apparently Netflix paid $100 million to keep Friends
Paramount plays it a lot too


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re: So apparently Netflix paid $100 million to keep Friends
Dude, they’ve got so much original shite I’m not all that concerned. They announced live action versions of Avatar and Coyboy Bebop in the past month, which will probably cost a hundred million a piece.

You know how much they were paying for the reruns of LOST every year? $45 million dollars every year. I’ll put it in perspective: Netflix paid Disney $200 million every year, and a quarter of that (among all the Disney classics) was on LOST. Disney owns LOST, and they fought tooth and nail to keep it. I guarantee they offered this same amount to keep it, but Disney refused given their own ambitions. They need those old properties as well.
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re: So apparently Netflix paid $100 million to keep Friends
It's one of Netflix's most popular shows. There are people who sign up for Netflix just to watch Friends.


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re: So apparently Netflix paid $100 million to keep Friends
My fiance will be pleased.


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re: So apparently Netflix paid $100 million to keep Friends
It's moderately amusing at times and a decent time waster. I used to hate it back then, but it kind of grew on me. But yeah, it's not $100m good.


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re: So apparently Netflix paid $100 million to keep Friends
That's kind of shocking.


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re: So apparently Netflix paid $100 million to keep Friends
I enjoy the ole Office episodes much more
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re: So apparently Netflix paid $100 million to keep Friends
It’s on Nick at Night for like 6 straight hours, every day


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re: So apparently Netflix paid $100 million to keep Friends
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Why


My daughters (15) age group are watching Friends. Was shocked when I found out, like wtf.


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re: So apparently Netflix paid $100 million to keep Friends
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Honestly this money should have been used to build upon/create more originals or gain rights to a different popular franchise/show.
Thoughts?


That’s not really how it works

They likely have separate budgets for retaining/gaining past/present content and another budget for original content

And Netflix is churning out a frick ton of original content right now, that 100 mil isn’t making a difference.


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tigerpimpbot
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re: So apparently Netflix paid $100 million to keep Friends
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Why?

Friends wasn't that funny 20 years ago. It's fricking terrible now.




I never watched it when it was on, but it apparently has a pretty hard core cult following with the young ladies now. Good for them.

My question is how much money is Netflix making if they have $100m to throw at this shite.


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re: So apparently Netflix paid $100 million to keep Friends
The residuals for those 6 actors is already netting them $20 million annually... It probably just doubled.

I can only imagine what the creators/producers are banking off of this show now. Friends will end up being the most valuable television property in history. The actors from almost day 1 saw its value when they demanded $1 million/episode each back in the 90s....and got it.

I still though simply cannot wrap head around how and why the show is still such a cash cow. I get it, Europe loves them some friends, but I probably watched every single episode when it originally aired on Thursdsy night must see TV... But sonovabitch, I rarely, rarely ever watch any now.

It must be the female audeince or just that Aniston was so hot and the actors so well cast or something, but I would never watch the latter half of the series again once it turned totally into a chick flick on television.

Don't get me wrong, I can see the high quality of Friends, but I guess it's because I was always a Seinfeld guy, and like my humor a little more cynical, I'm just not going to watch episode after episode of Friends on Netflix.

I just winder if David and Seinfeld sit and look at Friends' syndication deals now and think, man we used to kick that's show's ass. I also wonder if they regret selling their syndication rights for what they did (about $1.8 billion) back in the day.


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re: So apparently Netflix paid $100 million to keep Friends
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My daughters (15) age group are watching Friends. Was shocked when I found out, like wtf.




Yea my niece (17) and her friends love it too. When she comes to stay with us she pretty much only watches friends and the office.


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re: So apparently Netflix paid $100 million to keep Friends
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My question is how much money is Netflix making if they have $100m to throw at this shite.



Google machine says that Netflix had over 137 million subscribers in the third quarter of 2018. That's well over a billion in revenue a month. Do they even have any kind of traditional overhead to speak of? Just intellectual property expenses like this friends deal? They're making some money.


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Honestly this money should have been used to build upon/create more originals or gain rights to a different popular franchise/show.


Cord-cutters aren't just people on the bleeding edge of media anymore.

The shows that end up all over tv in syndication are going to end up all over streaming. For all the billions spent on new content, do you know what my wife, friends, and co-workers watch 9 times out of 10 on Netflix?

The Office
Parks and Rec
Friends
Law and Order SVU
Criminal Minds
Supernatural

Hell, I'm guilty of mostly watching Frasier myself, and that's on tv basically 24 hours a day.

Everybody loves a new series for a day or a couple weeks. There are plenty of people that use the tv for background noise/sleep aid that needs tons of familiar, low attention content.


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