Friends acquires new neighbors on HBO Max. AT&T's WarnerMedia streaming service has signed a major deal, reportedly worth over $ 1 billion, for the exclusive streaming and syndication rights of the Big Bang Theory over the next five years. are picking up their original programming proposals with known amounts that have proven to be permanent hits in syndication. This is the model that initially brought Netflix's streaming service to ubiquity and shows the enduring power of sitcom format.
Over $ 2.4 billion was committed last year to block fans' favorite comedies like Friends, The Office, Seinfeld and now the record deal for The Big Bang Theory.
The Los Angeles Times broke the news that Netflix had acquired rights to Seinfeld in a deal worth more than $ 500 million, a deal that was reached after Netflix lost two of its tent streaming properties ̵
Seasons 12 of "The Big Bang Theory" – starring Jim Parsons, Johnny Galechki and Kaley Kuoko will be available for broadcast in 2020 when HBO Max launches.
capturing a major zeitgeist like "Big Bang Theory," Robert Greenblatt, chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment and direct to consumers, told The Hollywood Reporter which broke the news. "We are delighted that HBO Max will be the exclusive streaming home for this comedy jungle when we launch in the spring of 2020. This show is a worldwide hit, it's one of the biggest shows on broadcast television of the last decade and a fact that we will be able to bring it to the streaming platform for the first time in the US is a coup for our new offering. "
Competition for talent for new productions and time-tested fans' favorites has reached a fever pitch in the entertainment industry as studios, networks and tech companies, including Apple, Amazon and Netflix, spend big bucks to get audiences in the new media landscape .
"I am forever grateful that I was part of something extraordinary like The Big Bang Theory ," "Laurie said to the Hollywood Reporter ." Steve Holland and the incredible writing team, cast and crew – recognize that 12 seasons of laughter is a gift we should cherish. "
Each of the stars and creators of the show Lore and Prady, along with executive producers Molaro and Holland , they become very rich in the deal. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lorre alone will pocket between 30% and 40% of the new one with a syndication business.