It is a bit jarring to contemplate what’s occurring over at a massacre within the context of Sesame Road, however that is precisely what is going on on on the streaming platform proper now. The HBO Max has yanked 200 previous episodes of the basic preschooler present, as stories.
All episodes from seasons 39-52 are nonetheless obtainable, together with a variety from the primary, fifth and seventh seasons. There are 456 Sesame Road episodes on HBO Max proper now, nevertheless, it supplied around 650 episodes not too way back. HBO landed a unique deal to broadcast new episodes of the present earlier than they aired on PBS. HBO Max would be the place to catch new Sesame Road episodes by means of a minimum of 2025, however good luck looking for previous episodes there.
The platform yanked the Sesame Road episodes in the identical week , together with 20 authentic collection (corresponding to animated packages). Whereas it’s normal for titles to cycle out and in of streaming providers, it is uncommon to see exclusives going away. That is changing into more and more par for the course at HBO Max.
Dad or mum firm Warner Bros. Discovery mentioned it nixed these exhibits forward of HBO Max merging with Discovery+ . “As we work towards bringing our content material catalogs collectively underneath one platform, we shall be making adjustments to the content material providing obtainable on each HBO Max and Discovery+. That can embrace the removing of some content material from each platforms,” it mentioned.
For the reason that merger of WarnerMedia and Discovery earlier this 12 months, Warner Bros. Discovery has been on a brutal cost-cutting drive. It dozens of HBO and HBO Max manufacturing staffers this week. The corporate just lately removed another authentic movies and exhibits from HBO Max — together with An American Pickle, HBO present Vinyl and the 2020 remake of The Witches — reportedly to on them.
It additionally canceled HBO Max unique motion pictures Batgirl and Scoob!: Vacation Hang-out, which had been nearly accomplished. Reviews it did so to say tax write-downs on the tasks.
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