HBO/HBO Max Will Share Co-exclusive Streaming Rights With Disney+ & Hulu

HBO/HBO Max Will Share Co-exclusive Streaming Rights

HBO Max will get access to Fox’s film slate for one more year, thanks to an unusual pact that will see half of the studio’s movies share streaming windows with Disney Plus and Hulu, beginning with the animated family comedy “Ron’s Gone Wrong” next month.

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Ron's Gone Wrong

The current production deal between Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution and WarnerMedia for films from Fox (renamed 20th Century Studios) on HBO/HBO Max, which extends until the 2022 release year, was already revised.

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HBO/HBO Max Will Share Co-exclusive Streaming Rights

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According to Variety, Disney agreed to accelerate the start of the pay-one window for the 20th Century Studios films on HBO/HBO Max, while still honoring the previously announced exclusive theatrical windows. WarnerMedia and Disney also have ad-placement rights within select Fox films for their direct-to-consumer services (HBO Max With Ads and Hulu) after an ad-free window.

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HBO/HBO Max will share co-exclusive rights with Disney Plus and Hulu to a selection of titles from 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures. HBO/HBO Max will retain pay-one TV window exclusivity on approximately half the slate through 2022.

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“Ron’s Gone Wrong” is the first film to be available on both HBO Max and Disney Plus, slated to premiere on both services starting Dec. 15.

“Prey,” a new release in the “Predator” film franchise starring an Indigenous woman, is on the 20th Century Studios slate for 2022, but it will premiere on Hulu in the summer of 2022 and is not included in the updated output contract with WarnerMedia. Aside from “Ron’s Gone Wrong,” Disney hasn’t disclosed what films from 20th Century Studios will be available on HBO/HBO Max.

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