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December 04, 2018

'Friends' to stay on Netflix after streaming service agrees to pay WarnerMedia $100 million

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Netflix will pay around $100 million to keep licensing "Friends" from its owner WarnerMedia. 

The platform — which is now providing streaming services to 57 million subscribers in the U.S. and 130 million worldwide — previously payed $30 million a year for the show, according to the New York Times.

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Availability for all 10 seasons of "Friends" was about to run out. On the platform's page, the show was listed to expire Jan. 1, 2019.

The renewed, nonexclusive deal for $100 million will last throughout 2019, according to the company's Twitter account.


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