HBO’s longstanding output agreement with Fox has been renewed, with a twist.
Through the end of 2022, around half the films released by the studio — which is now owned by Disney and named 20th Century Studios — and its sister Searchlight Pictures will stream simultaneously on Warnermedia’s HBO Max and Disney’s Hulu and/or Disney+. The companies are sharing “co-exclusive rights,” notes Variety, which first reported the deal. In other words: these films aren’t exclusive to anyone.
Meanwhile, HBO Max will retain exclusive rights to around half the studios’ films.