If completed, it would be the first time in nearly a decade that titles from the HBO library would become available on a competing SVOD.
Warner Bros Discovery is in talks with Netflix to license titles from HBO’s library to the streaming platform, Deadline reports.
If the deal goes through, it would be the first time in nearly a decade that titles from the HBO library would become available on a competing SVOD that also produces its own originals.
Among the details provided by the Deadline report, the first title that could make the leap to Netflix is the comedy Insecure, which ran for five seasons on HBO, wrapping up in December 2021.
The agreement would not be exclusive, so the content would continue to be available on HBO Max.
Since the merger, WBD has been trying to reinvent its business model and, amidst significant changes to its structure, seems willing to finally take a step that HBO has refused -and, according to Deadline, still refuses- to take.
HBO closed a deal in 2014 with Amazon for several of its top titles, but this was before Prime Video became a producer of original series and, therefore, direct competition from the well-known WBD brand.