‘Friends’ Is Streaming On Netflix Everywhere But The U.S.

It’s true. Friends is already on Netflix, but unless you have your passport handy and feel like venturing to Finland, you’ll have to wait until January 1, 2015 to binge-watch the series. […] Since Friends has been such a pop culture phenomenon here in the U.S. for the last twenty years, it’s pretty outrageous to think we have unlimited access to the series after the rest of the world — kind of like sloppy streaming seconds. Why do things like this happen, you ask? International television distribution markets are all kinds of crazy and abide by completely different contracts than over here in the states. Add the newness of SVOD into the mix and things get even more complicated. Therefore, acquiring streaming rights to a series of Friends’ caliber is pretty much luck of the draw and up to the distributors’ (in this case Warner Bros. TV) foreign branch. And of course, Netflix. – Olivia Armstrong,Decider
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