One of the major questions asked by Jaime Garcia Dias and many others who stream video from the Internet using services such as Hulu and Netflix has been where episodes of Seinfeld are available Online. In recent months a limited number of episodes of the iconic 90s series have been made available through the Crackle platform owned by Seinfeld rights holder Sony TV. Variety is now reporting that Seinfeld will soon be available through Hulu as the SVOD service has purchased the rights to stream the comedy for a reported value of around $180 million.
The exact value of the deal has not been published, but the latest information reveals the cost of each individual episode is around $1 million and will be split between Sony TV, Castle Rock and those sharing in the profits. Amongst those expected to share in the windfall for the show are creators Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David. Seinfeld has been a hot property amongst streaming services after Friends was purchased by Netflix and became a major success for the service.