The Hulu Upfront Presentation took place in New York this morning, and among the streaming network’s announcements is the news that starting this June, Hulu will become the exclusive streaming home of all nine seasons of Seinfeld. “There’s no question that Seinfeld has played a major role in TV history, which is why we cannot wait to make all episodes of the series available to stream for the first time ever on Hulu,” said Hulu exec Craig Erwich. “Whether you are an existing fan who just wants to relive your favorite moments over and over again, or are a new viewer who wants experience Seinfeld from the very beginning, Hulu will now be your destination to stream what has been dubbed as one of the greatest shows of all time.” Added Seinfeld: “I think all the media and social and digital capability makes the world a more annoying place. What reason would Kramer ever have to come in? You lose all those entrances, he could just text me. The whole show goes in the toilet right there.”
The episodes – which reportedly went to the streaming network at $700,000 each – will be available to Hulu Plus subscribers, and Hulu is dropping the “Plus” from the name going forward, which will certainly make things confusing if they still offer content for non-subscribers.