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HBO Max snaps up British comedies

Shows head for new US streaming platform

British comedies Ghosts, Stath Lets Flats and Home will be available to US viewers under a new licensing deal.

The programmes will be part of  the new streaming platform HBO Max when it launches in the spring.

The Warner-owned service has also picked up Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s The Office, previously available on rival Netflix, as well as Top Gear and ten seasons of Doctor Who.

It was previously announced that Netflix would be losing Friends to HBO Max in the US - but not elsewhere. The platform will also offer HBO hits such as Game Of Thrones and The Sopranos.

Published: 2 Aug 2019

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