According to report, roughly 200 episodes of Sesame Street have been taken off HBO Max, which could be catastrophic for children and parents. According to report, the amount of Sesame Street episodes available on the site has decreased from about 650 to 456 as a result of the lost episodes, many of which are from the program’s first few seasons.
Sesame Street and HBO have a long-standing relationship; WarnerMedia (now Warner Bros. Discovery) signed a significant five-year deal in 2019 to stream new episodes exclusively, and Sesame Street debuted on HBO in 2016.
In a statement to The Verge, HBO Max representative Chris Willard said, “Sesame Street is and has always been an important part of television culture and a crown jewel of our preschool offering.” The newest season of Sesame Street, which will premiere this autumn, and the approximately 400 episodes of the most recent and classic seasons that are still available on Cartoonito on HBO Max, show our dedication to bringing Sesame Street into families’ homes.
Not only are older Sesame Street programmes being cancelled, but Warner Bros. Discovery also intends to delete 36 titles from HBO Max, according to NPR. Along with several Sesame Street specials, the Elmo-hosted late-night programme, and HBO Max Originals like Infinity Train and Summer Camp Island, this contains.
HBO Max explained the decision to drop 36 shows in a statement to Variety: “As we work toward bringing our content catalogues together under one platform, we will be making changes to the content offering available on both HBO Max and Discovery Plus.” “That will include the removal of some content from both platforms.” The new app that will replace HBO Max and Discovery Plus will debut in the summer of 2019.
Warner Bros. Discovery has been discontinuing programming at an alarming rate; most recently, Batgirl was put on hold, and at least six Warner Bros. films were removed from HBO Max. Due to overlap from the Warner Bros. Discovery megamerger, the business earlier this week eliminated staff at HBO Max.
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