Streaming platforms are going to war on Friends reruns.
Seasons 1 – 10 of Friends will be available on both Netflix and Binge from Thursday 17 September. Update: Foxtel will also have all episodes.
The show remains one of television’s most popular reruns (including during a pandemic). 10 Peach swooped on reruns last October, where it screens in double episode at 7pm. A recent library deal in the US as sold for a handsome a $425m.
Binge Executive Director, Alison Hurbert-Burns, said: “We know Australians love Friends, it’s been a fan favourite for decades and is now being discovered by a whole new generation.
“We can’t wait to have this landmark comedy pivot to a new home next month as it joins Binge’s line-up of the world’s best shows. Could there be a better show to binge on?”
No platform / broadcaster has yet confirmed it will screen the Friends reunion when it takes place, although Foxtel / Binge has HBO Max content and would be the likely destination.