‘Big Bang Theory’ Coming to HBO Max Following $600 Million Deal

/Film | 9/17/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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As the streaming wars continue, with no end in sight, HBO Max just pulled off a costly strategic maneuver that will either result in a win – or blow up in their faces. The upcoming mega-streaming service just plopped down big bucks for the streaming rights to The Big Bang Theory, the wildly popular comedy that somehow managed to never be funny.

Calling all bazinga loving big bangers: you might want to sign up for HBO Max. The upcoming streaming service from WarnerMedia, which launches spring 2020, just purchased the first-ever U.S. streaming rights to all 12 seasons of The Big Bang Theory. All 279 episodes will be available on HBO Max when it launches in spring of 2020. And if you don’t want to pay money for another streaming service, and prefer to watch re-runs the old fashioned way, TBS has extended its agreement to continue airing the show through 2028, should we all still be alive by then.

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Rumors have been circulating that HBO Max shelled out a whopping $1 billion for the Big Bang streaming rights, but Deadline says the figure is closer to $600 million, which is still more money than you and I will ever see, even if we live to be 3000 years old.

“Few shows define a generation and capture mainstream zeitgeist like The Big Bang Theory,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-To-Consumer. “We’re thrilled that HBO Max will be the exclusive streaming home for this comedy...
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