20 HBO and Max reveal that Warner Bros. should license Discovery to Netflix

Why stop at “unsafe”? Older shows like “Tennicious D” and popular dramas and comedies fit well with the No. 1 streamer’s audience

In an unexpected turn in the streaming sector, Warner Bros. Discovery is reportedly discussing the possibility of licensing some of its original HBO content to competitor Netflix. This strategy differs from the industry’s more recent streaming strategy of curating content for its own direct-to-consumer services.

This isn’t the first time that HBO has explored syndication, with “Curb Your Enthusiasm” airing on the TV Guide network and “Entourage” on Spike. And from 2014 to 2018, HBO licensed the show to Amazon’s Prime Video. Still, it’s been several years since HBO originals were available on the Warner Bros. Discovery-owned service.

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