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Aniston: Netflix 'Friends' Deal a Testament of Show's Value

by Ryan Pearson
Friday Dec 7, 2018
Jennifer Aniston attends the world premiere of "Dumplin'" at TCL Chinese Theatre in LA.
Jennifer Aniston attends the world premiere of "Dumplin'" at TCL Chinese Theatre in LA.  (Source:Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Jennifer Aniston says it's "amazing" that "Friends" still has an audience big enough to prompt multi-million dollar business deals to keep it from disappearing on Netflix.

Aniston told The Associated Press on Thursday the continued popularity of "Friends" with global audiences "says a lot about the show." She says it reflects a different era — when "people actually spoke to each other and hung out with other and talked."

After an outcry from fans, Netflix announced earlier in the week that it was keeping the adventures of Ross, Rachel, Phoebe and Joey available to subscribers — at a reported $100 million price tag to the streaming service.

WarnerMedia owns the show, which aired on NBC for ten years ending in 2004.

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