‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ is over at E!, but that doesn’t mean the show is gone for good.
According to reports, insiders say that the family might be signing a big streaming deal in the near future — or even starting “their own media company.”
via Page Six:
We’re told that they’re interested in signing a more lucrative streaming deal with one of the online giants such as Netflix, Apple or Amazon.
E! had paid the family $150 million the last time they renewed their contract in 2017, but with fellow TV titans such as Ryan Murphy and J.J. Abrams signing streaming deals worth a reported $300 million, they could find much bigger paydays online.
“There’s more money in streaming,” said a source. “And it’s global.”
One insider said that the family is interested in shifting away from their reality roots to work on a show similar to “Shark Tank,” by trading off their newfound reputations as entrepreneurs.
That said, an insider spilled that after 13 years on the air the family really are ready to take a break from the cameras.
“They’re open to all opportunities,” said an insider. “But they are taking some time off.”
The source who said they’re considering starting their own media company wouldn’t offer further details about what that might look like, but said it wouldn’t be a streaming platform to compete with the others.
Either way, it’s clear that the family is using its exit from network TV as an opportunity to seriously overhaul its media strategy.
You gotta hand it to Kris Jenner…she certainly knows how to keep the wheels turning.