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36 titles will be permanently deleted



36 titles will be permanently deleted

HBO Max will merge with Discovery+ in 2023. It’s part of the new course from the CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, David Zaslav. The latter promised investors about 3 billion dollars in savings. That’s why productions like “Batgirl” fell victim to the scissors. Zaslav is also already starting with the staff and laying off employees. Additionally, HBO Max’s portfolio is being reduced. The streaming provider lost 36 titles. 20 of them are even in-house productions.

As Variety reports, HBO Max only vaguely commented on the proceedings in a post. It is said that due to the upcoming merger with Discovery+, the two platforms are revising the offering and removing some content. The reason behind this is probably that you don’t want to pay ongoing creator fees for movies and series that attract a manageable audience. As one would not expect otherwise, e.g. For example, the creators of the animated series “The Fungies!” reacted very critically at this stage. They are upset and disappointed as they would have given anything during the pandemic to complete more episodes, which only fade away in nirvana.

The first content will be released this week. Otherwise, no specific date was given. Of course, HBO Max never started in Germany anyway. This essentially prevented an ongoing licensing deal with pay-TV provider Sky Deutschland. Whether and when the new streaming offering, which will be released from HBO Max and Discovery + in 2023, will start with us is therefore still open.

Equally open is what will happen to content, especially from HBO Max Originals, after it’s removed: will it be licensed to other streaming platforms? Should they be available through digital purchase and rental offers? Will they perhaps appear on physical media? Or will they even become Lost Media and thus disappear completely? Unfortunately, we still have to wait and see.

Below is the list of content that is expected to be phased out of HBO Max’s portfolio.

HBO Max Originals

  • “12 Dates of Christmas”
  • “About Last Night”
  • “Aquaman: King of Atlantis”
  • “Close enough”
  • “Ellen’s Next Great Creator”
  • Esme & Roy
  • “The Fungi!”
  • “Generation Hustle”
  • “Generation”
  • “Infinity Train”
  • “Little Ellen”
  • “My mother, your father”
  • “Odo”
  • “Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness”
  • “Summer Camp in Iceland”
  • “The Not Too Late Show with Elmo”
  • “The Rabbit on the Run”
  • “Theodosia”
  • “Tig and Seek”
  • Dinosaurs Yabba Dabba

HBO Originals

  • “My dinner with Hervé”
  • “to share”

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  • “Dodo”
  • “Earth Elliot”
  • “Mao Mao, Pure-Hearted Hero”
  • “Powerful Magic Words”
  • “OK KO! – Let’s be heroes”
  • “Uncle Grandpa”
  • “Victor and Valentino”

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  • “Detention Adventure”
  • “Messy goes to Okido”
  • Mia’s Magical Playground
  • “The Ollie & Moon Show”
  • “Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures”
  • “Do it big, do it small”
  • “gurgling”

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