Max is scheduled to launch next spring with 10,000 hours of programming, WarnerMedia said in a statement. HBO has also commissioned six new movies already, with plans for more films and TV shows, and it's using HBO Max as an excuse to ramp up its original content ambitions, with TV shows on the way including Dune: The Sisterhood, a Gremlins animated series, and a rom-com anthology series from Anna Kendrick called Love Life. This is another huge blow for both Netflix and people who love to kill productivity, but don't want to pay for multiple services as The Office is also set to leave Netflix for NBC Universal's own forthcoming VOD platform.
"We're sorry to see Friends go to Warner's streaming service at the beginning of 2020 (in The US)". One of the biggest things to come out of this is that Friends will be leaving Netflix, with exclusive streaming rights to all 236 episodes of the show heading to HBO Max next year. "Thanks for the memories, gang", the Netflix's post read.
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"Anchored with and inspired by the legacy of HBO's excellence and award-winning storytelling, the new service will be "Maximized" with an extensive collection of exclusive original programming (Max Originals) and the best-of-the-best from WarnerMedia's enormous portfolio of beloved brands and libraries", WarnerMedia explained in a release. TV for exclusive streaming rights to "Friends", Warner Media is now reclaiming popular content which was licensed to others for its own subscription service. WarnerMedia is launching a new streaming platform known as HBO Max to compete with other platforms.
Original programming on HBO Max will include 2 movies from Witherspoon's production company and 4 from Greg Berlanti, producer of "Riverdale" on the CW. Plus, it will combine content from HBO with originals and older programming from CW, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Turner Classic Movies, CNN, TNT, TBS, TruTV and Looney Tunes. While Netflix had settled its deal with Warner Bros.