Comcast's NBCUniversal has had internal discussions over whether to stop licensing "The Office" — one of its most popular library titles — to Netflix, The Wall Street Journal reported.
As legacy media giants like NBCUniversal, Disney, and WarnerMedia bring more content to in-house streaming services, they will have to consider whether to forsake the lucrative licensing revenue they've come to rely on from platforms like Netflix.
Disney and Fox generated about $10.5 billion, and WarnerMedia brought in $8.5 billion.
The US version of "The Office" ended nearly six years ago.
But rights owner NBCUniversal is still making millions off of it.
Netflix reportedly paid around $100 million to stream the workplace comedy exclusively for several years, in a deal that expires in 2021.