HBO Max is removing shows from streaming

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Warner Bros. Discovery’s is removing 36 movies and TV series from its platform. Most of what is pulling is either reality TV or kids and family content.This is also about 20 original shows such as teen drama “Generation,” and “Sesame Street” spinoff “The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo.” The company plans to combine Discovery+ with HBO Max into a new service that will launch in the U.S. in mid-2023. “As we work toward bringing our content catalogs under one platform, we will be making changes to the content offering available on both HBO Max and Discovery+. That will include the removal of some content from both platforms,” an HBO Max spokesman said in a statement. By removing these films and shows, especially the ones HBO Max created rather than licensed, executives can cut expenses immediately.

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The content eliminations in total will save tens of millions of dollars. HBO specializes in adult-themed content that skews toward a male audience. Discovery specializes in adult-themed reality content that is watched by more women. The company is offering limited-term discounts on streaming service HBO Max for both new and existing subscribers. The savings reach 42%.