HBO Max is axing about 200 episodes of “Sesame Road” from its streaming platform. however the purpose for the purge is unclear.
Warner Bros. Discovery lately acquired HBO Max. On Friday, the streaming service listed 456 “Sesame Road” episodes accessible in comparison with about 650 that had been accessible beforehand. HBO Max has not had entry to all of the present’s episodes on the similar time.
HBO Max solely showcases episodes from seasons 1, 5 and seven, in addition to the latest seasons 39-52.
An HBO Max spokesperson shared a press release with Fox Information Digital on Saturday concerning to chop again on “Sesame Road.”
“‘Sesame Road’ is and has at all times been an necessary a part of tv tradition and a crown jewel of our preschool providing,” the assertion started.
Venus Williams on Sesame Road in 2004.WireImage for Sesame Workshop
“We’re dedicated to persevering with to deliver ‘Sesame Road’into households’ houses, together with the most recent season premiering this fall and the almost 400 episodes of probably the most present and historic seasons that stay on Cartoonito on HBO Max.”
The upcoming 53rd season shall be accessible on the streaming service, the outlet reported.
HBO and “Sesame Road” joined forces in 2015, which gave the streaming service precedence to air all new episodes first, earlier than it may be seen on the present’s longtime dwelling, PBS. This settlement is efficient till
The “Sesame Road” minimize comes after HBO made an announcement on Wednesday saying that at the least 36 further reveals shall be leaving the platform this week.
That features 20 HBO authentic reveals, in addition to “Technology,” “Infinity Prepare,” and earlier this month, all eight of the “Harry Potter” movies had been axed.
Warner Bros. Discovery shared the removing of the reveals comes with the brand new pending contract with Discovery+.
It’s nonetheless unclear why HBO Max is eradicating the epsidoes.Getty Photographs
“As we work towards bringing our content material catalogs collectively beneath one platform, we shall be making modifications to the content material providing accessible on each HBO Max and Discovery+,” the corporate stated in a press release. “That can embrace the removing of some content material from each platforms.”