Warner Bros. Discovery and Sky have announced the renewal of their content and platform agreement in New Zealand, solidifying Sky as the ongoing destination for HBO, Max Originals, Warner Bros., and Discovery content.
The agreement also allows Warner Bros. Discovery to keep its options open regarding the launch of its streaming service, Max, in the country.The multi-year deal encompasses Warner Bros. Discovery’s eight-channel portfolio, including popular channels such as Discovery, TLC, Cartoon Network, and CNN International.
It guarantees current and future seasons of HBO series like “House of The Dragon,” “The Last of Us,” and “The White Lotus,” as well as returning series like “True Detective: Night Country,” “Euphoria,” “Game of Thrones,” “Sex & The City,” and “Chernobyl.” Max Original series such as “Peacemaker” and “The Flight Attendant” will also be part of the offering. Furthermore, the agreement covers future blockbuster movies from Warner Bros. and a library of beloved titles like the “Harry Potter,” “Lord of the Rings,” and “DC Universe” movies.
While the deal secures Sky as the home for Warner Bros. Discovery content, it also provides flexibility for the future launch of Max in New Zealand. A Warner Bros. Discovery spokesperson stated, “The deal provides optionality for the future launch of Max in New Zealand, including a provision to retail Max on Sky platforms. We have no specific details for the New Zealand launch at this stage.” This indicates that Warner Bros. Discovery is still considering its streaming platform options and is evaluating how and when to introduce Max to the country.
The renewal of the agreement between Warner Bros. Discovery and Sky not only ensures the availability of a diverse range of content for New Zealand viewers but also highlights the companies’ dedication to evolving their streaming.