WarnerMedia will use ‘Friends’ to stock its new HBO Max streaming service starting next year [LA Times]

'Friends' might be on WarnerMedia's streaming service and Netflix.

WarnerMedia will use ‘Friends’ to stock its new HBO Max streaming service starting next year [LA Times]

By Meg James

July 9, 2019 | WarnerMedia is looking for a little help from its “Friends” to launch the company’s upcoming HBO Max streaming service. The AT&T-owned business said Tuesday its new service, which will launch next spring, would have exclusive rights to all 236 episodes of “Friends,” which was produced by Warner Bros. Television and has been one of Netflix’s most popular shows. Netflix simultaneously announced that it was losing one of its leading attractions — at least domestically.

WarnerMedia also announced it would call the new service HBO Max, a nod to the importance of the premium pay network known for “Game of Thrones,” “Big Little Lies, “The Sopranos” and “Sex and the City.”

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