WarnerMedia will premiere its new online service in the United States in early 2020 and among its programming will have a successful series that will no longer be in its future competitor.
The new service will enter a very congested market, which has in addition to Netflix, platforms such as Hulu and Amazon Prime Video, in addition to those planned by Disney, NBC Universal and Apple in the short term.
“HBO Max will bring together the diverse wealth of WarnerMedia to create programming and user experiences never before seen on a streaming platform,” said Robert Greenblatt, president of WarnerMedia Entertainment.
Max will feature the vast contents of Warner Media in film and television, including hits such as “Game of Thrones” and the historic “Friends. “
IT TAKES ONE OF ALL THE TIMES. The popular comedy of the six friends in New York, which ended in 2004, is, according to press reports, one of Netflix’s most-watched shows, which received the license to broadcast its 236 episodes in 2014.
Netflix, which rarely publishes ratings, paid $ 100 million to extend the license for another year in 2018, according to specialized media.
“We are very sorry to see Friends leave to the Warner streaming service at the beginning of 2020 (in the United States). Thanks for all the memories, guys”, Netflix wrote on Twitter followed by emoji of a cup of coffee.
On-demand services are increasingly popular among consumers, who are far away from traditional linear television.