& # 39; Friends & # 39; gets new neighbors at HBO Max. WarnerMedia's streaming service from AT & T has signed a major deal worth more than $ 1 billion over the next five years for the exclusive streaming and syndication rights to The Big Bang Theory. Dollars hit.
Complete your original program offering with known quantities that have proven to be sustainable in syndication. It's the model that originally made the Netflix streaming service almost ubiquitous, demonstrating the enduring performance of the sitcom format.
Last year, more than $ 2.4 billion was spent on blocking favorite comedies from fans like Friends, The Office, Seinfeld, and now the record deal for The Big Bang Theory.
Yesterday the Los Angeles Times brought the news that Netflix had acquired the rights to Seinfeld in a deal worth over $ 500 million.This deal was closed after Netflix streamed two of its Tentpole Lost properties ̵
All 12 seasons of "The Big Bang Theory" starring Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco – will be available for streaming in 2020 when HBO Max launches.
"Few shows define a generation and capture the mainstream zeitgeist like & # 39; The Big Bang Theory & # 39 ;. Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of War nerMedia Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer reported The Hollywood Reporter who spread the news. "We are delighted that HBO Max will be the exclusive streaming home for this comedy juggernaut when it launches in spring 2020. This show has been a hit worldwide, it's one of the biggest broadcasts on recent years in broadcasting television. The decade and the fact that we are launching it on a streaming platform for the first time in the US is a coup for our new offering. "
The competition for talented new productions and well-established fan favorites has reached a fever in the entertainment industry as studios, networks and technology companies like Apple, Amazon and Netflix spend large sums enticing the audience into the new media landscape.
"I'm forever grateful to have been part of such an extraordinary company as & # 39; The Big Bang Theory & # 39; "Lorre said The Hollywood Reporter . "All of us – Bill Prady, Steven Molaro, Steve Holland, and the outstanding writers, actors, and crewmembers – recognize that 12 seasons of laughter are a gift to cherish."
Each of the stars and show artists Lorre and Prady becomes very rich in the business together with the executive producers Molaro and Holland. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lorre alone will pocket between 30% and 40% of the new syndication deal.