As well, HBO Max will become the exclusive streaming destination for The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Pretty Little Liars, plus new The CW shows starting with the 2019 fall television season. This means Netflix is going to be losing its two top streamed shows in 2020, based on Nielsen ratings from a year ago.
"How many streaming services will finally be enough?" is the question a nation of entertainment addicts and their benefactors will be grappling with well into the future.
The service also will include programming from AT&T-owned CNN, TNT, TBS and other networks, WarnerMedia said. The service will also offer new Warner Bros. produced dramas for the CW network, including "Batwoman" and Riverdale spinoff "Katy Keene". The first news came at the end of 2018 when the series showed up to be removed from January 1st, 2019.
The service is scheduled to launch commercially in spring 2020 and is anticipated to premiere with 10,000 hours of premium content, per a press release. Berlanti inked a deal for four films aimed at young adults - presumably like the coming-of-age film Love, Simon that he directed - and Witherspoon is set to produce a minimum of two movies for HBO Max under her Hello Sunshine production banner.
AT&T has remained fairly tight-lipped on the price and that's something the company chose not to comment on here today.
WarnerMedia announced the official name and programming lineup for its new streaming service on Tuesday, revealing that it will be the exclusive home of the beloved sitcom beginning next year.
WarnerMedia has officially named its streaming service, and we'll all soon be saying hello to HBO Max.
The plan for HBO Max also confirms that WarnerMedia is sidestepping an earlier plan to trot out a more complicated, three-tiered SVoD offering.
That means that Netflix will be bidding farewell to one of its most popular programs, and the streaming service confirmed the sad news in a bittersweet Twitter post on Tuesday.
Reilly has been green-lighting new shows for the forthcoming streaming service for several months. "Thanks for the memories, gang", Netflix tweeted.
The "Friends" deal garnered the most attention because it has been one of the most popular titles on Netflix in recent years. In addition to that library of content, HBO Max figures to offer original programming.