Some of the series being unceremoniously removed from HBO Max will likely end up on free, ad-supported streaming TV services (FAST) like Pluto TV, Tubi, and Peacock.
In the wake of one shot Regarding this week’s worrying reports, Warner Bros. Discovery has confirmed that it has decided to license certain HBO and HBO Max original programs to third-party FAST services, as the company has yet to create one of its own. The move is expected to “drive new, expanded audiences for these series,” WBD said in a press release.
(FAST services include Pluto TV, Xumo, Tubi, Peacock, The Roku Channel, and Amazon Freevee, among others, although WBD hasn’t singled out any by name as possible buyers.)
The titles scheduled to leave HBO Max and be shopped on FAST services are:
The Nevers (whose Season 1B has yet to be released anywhere)
Raised by wolves
Search for Magic Mike
leader of the class
The wife of the time traveler
Meanwhile, the five series listed below Also is coming from HBO Max in the coming days. But while HBO Max will be in talks with each of those programs’ studio partners about opportunities to “extend the shows’ reach” (e.g. via FAST deals), In the following cases, the studio partner is free to buy its series from whomever.
Chronicles of Gordita
made for love
Warner Bros. Discovery will announce details of its own long-term FAST offering in 2023.
https://tvline.com/2022/12/14/westworld-the-nevers-move-free-streaming-services/ “Westworld”, others to be sold to free streamers after HBO Max Cut