Streaming movies and TV shows has become more and more mainstream as more and more homes cut cable and look for other options.
Back in 2017, Disney purchased a portion of 21st Century Fox, and as is typical for corporate mergers, the transfer of the media rights did not happen right away. We’ve seen some arrangements be made during the transition with regards to where Spider-Man will stream, and now, the latest news is coming down the pipe with regards to Fox’s film slate (now referred to as 20th Century Studios), and what we can expect to see.
As reported by Variety, 2022 will be the last year that HBO/HBO Max will share co-exclusive rights with Disney+ and Hulu. Beginning in 2023, content from 20th Century Studios will exclusively stream on Disney+ and Hulu.
Now, this is interesting because it is very unusual for multiple studios to have co-exclusive rights. What this means, is that BOTH Disney and WarnerMedia will have advertising rights for certain content, and BOTH Disney and WarnerMedia will be streaming the same content over the course of the year. The first example of this is in the upcoming movie Ron’s Gone Wrong, which released in theaters on October 22nd of this year.
Ron’s Gone Wrong is the first film set to be released on both Disney+ and HBO Max, appearing on both streaming services on December 15th. Have you wondered why you can find some content on certain streaming services and not others? We’ll continue to follow the news on this and let you know where you can find your favorite movies and shows!
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