Media analyst Rich Greenfield suggested as much in an analyst note back in October - specifically, that Friends might depart Netflix next year for the new streaming service that Warner Bros. parent company WarnerMedia is launching towards the end of 2019. Netflix doesn't release viewer data, so there's no way to know for sure how many people are watching Friends on the streaming service, but anecdotally it's one of its most popular shows, one that people watch over and over again. And in the meantime, it's reportedly squeezing $100 million out of Netflix to allow the company to have Friends for one last exclusive year, in 2019.
Netflix users began noticing a troubling warning on the show page: "Available Until 01/01/2019".
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However, the future of Friends on Netflix is still uncertain.
And Netflix's chief content officer himself has gone on the record about the matter, with Ted Sarandos telling The Hollywood Reporter that Friends' "departure is a rumor".
In fact, the expiration date message was removed from Netflix. The untitled streaming platform is pegged to launch at the end of 2019.
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However, his time on the sidelines is ending on January 1, 2019, after he coaches the Buckeyes in the Rose Bowl . Day had the advantage of being at Ohio State already, but that also shouldn't disqualify him from the job.
Don't expect Friends to be gone from a streaming service for long. But as the streaming world has become more and more crowded, Netflix's model has shifted in these past four years to favor its own productions.
Fans of the NBC hit went into a tizzy over the weekend after customers spied a notice on Netflix's page for the show indicating it would no longer be available to stream as of January 1, 2019.
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