HBO Max drops 200 Sesame Street episodes from its catalog

Warner Bros. Discovery is additionally eliminating 36 titles from HBO Max

HBO Max drops 200 Sesame Street episodes from its catalog0 I’m uncertain Elmo will certainly more than happy to find out about the episodes that were drawn.

In possibly ruining information for children and also moms and dads, around 200 episodes of Sesame Street have actually been eliminated from HBO Max, Variety reports. Many of the gone down episodes are from the program’s earliest periods, and also the variety of Sesame Street episodes on the solution has actually dropped from around 650 to 456, according to Variety.

HBO and also Sesame Street have actually been attached for several years; WarnerMedia (currently Warner Bros. Discovery) secured a huge five-year handle 2019 to solely stream brand-new episodes of the program, and also Sesame Street initially started airing on HBO in 2016.

“Sesame Street is and has always been an important part of television culture and a crown jewel of our preschool offering,” HBO Max speaker Chris Willard claimed in a declaration to The Kupon4U. “We are committed to continuing to bring Sesame Street into families’ homes, including the newest season premiering this fall and the nearly 400 episodes of the most current and historic seasons that remain on Cartoonito on HBO Max.

The older episodes of Sesame Street aren’t the only shows that are getting pulled; according to NPR, Warner Bros. Discovery is also planning to remove 36 titles from HBO Max. That includes some Sesame Street specials and the late-night-style show starring Elmo, as well as HBO Max Originals like Infinity Train and Summer Camp Island.

“As we work toward bringing our content catalogs together under one platform, we will be making changes to the content offering available on both HBO Max and Discovery Plus,” HBO Max claimed in a statement to Variety concerning the choice to draw 36 programs. “That will include the removal of some content from both platforms.” The brand-new application changing HBO Max and also Discovery Plus is readied to introduce following summertime.

Warner Bros. Discovery has actually been going down material left and also right; it just recently shelved Batgirl and also yanked at least six Warner Bros. movies from HBO Max. Earlier today, the firm reduced tasks at HBO Max as a result of overlap from the Warner Bros. Discovery megamerger.

Update August 19th, 5:58PM ET: Added declaration from HBO Max.
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