HBO Max Makes Record Breaking Deal to Stream ‘The Big Bang Theory’

18 Septembre, 2019, 04:17 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
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The long-running hit sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" will have its streaming home on HBO Max, the upcoming service to be launched by WarnerMedia next year. Television and co-creators/executive producers Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady. Of the raft of other new streaming services, Disney Plus and Apple TV Plus will launch in the United States in November, while HBO Max is expected to be available next spring. The rights are sure to have fetched a hefty nine-figure pricetag.

The deals are signs of the fierce competition as a new raft of streaming services prepare to launch in the USA - and of the enduring appeal of comedy favourites among viewers.

Under this new deal, all 279 episodes of The Big Bang Theory, which starred Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, and Kaley Cuoco, will be available to watch at the time of or shortly after HBO Max's 2020 launch. All of us - Bill Prady, Steven Molaro, Steve Holland and the awesome writing staff, cast and crew - recognize that 12 seasons of laughter is a gift to be cherished. And now we are extremely excited that "TBBT" will be joining the HBO Max lineup and be available to both existing and future fans of the show. It's estimated that this deal cost HBO billions of dollars.

HBO Max is set to launch in spring 2020.

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WarnerMedia Entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt described the "Big Bang" deal as "a coup" for the company.

"Few shows define a generation and capture mainstream zeitgeist like The Big Bang Theory".

Speaking of the Big Bang Theory deal, the show's creator Chuck Lorre said "12 seasons of laughter is a gift to be cherished". "This show has been a hit virtually around the globe, it's one of the biggest shows on broadcast television of the last decade, and the fact that we get to bring it to a streaming platform for the first time in the U.S. is a coup for our new offering". The Big Bang Theory was consistently one of the highest-rated sitcoms on CBS during its time on the air and it acquired a large fanbase during its 12-year run. The series signed off in May with about 18 million live viewers for its hourlong finale.

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