HBO Max has secured the exclusive right for all the twelve seasons of hit comedy series The Big Bang Theory. For the next five years, HBO will be the only streaming services to stream the show. The Big Bang Theory is ranked at number One Position for the past seven years with over an audience of 20 million people. According to a source close to the matter reveal that the right was sold to HBO Max at a price between $500 million to $600 million.
There is a total of 279 episodes in the show and it will be available on HBO Max when it will be launched in spring of 2020 according to a statement from WarnerMedia.
The streaming industry is becoming crowded every month as there are many streaming services getting launched in the upcoming months. Streaming services like Netflix, Amazon’s Prime Video, and Hulu are already popular but with the upcoming services like Apple and Walt Disney, there will be stiff competition.
Comcast’s NBCUniversal is also launching their streaming services with many original contents along with class sitcoms like The Office.
Netflix is going to lose the right to The Office in 2021, it got the global rights for the classic Television sitcom Seinfeld, said on Monday.
According to the data, The Office is the most-watched show on the streaming website Netflix and on the second position is Friends.
For the television rights of The Big Bang Theory, it will be available at TBS cable channel till 2028.
The show started back in 2007 and won 10 Emmy Awards and four of them went to Jim Parsons who plays theoretical Physicist Sheldon Cooper on the show. Over the last few years, there were many guest celebrities in the show with famous Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, and the legend from Marvel comics, Stan Lee.