HBO Max to Halt Original Productions in Parts of Europe


Warner Bros. Discovery is planning to halt the future development of local original productions for HBO Max in the Nordics and Central Europe.

The company has decided to remove a limited amount of original programming from HBO Max, as well as cease its original programming efforts for HBO Max in the Nordics and Central Europe. It is also ceasing development activities in the newer territories of the Netherlands and Turkey, which had started up over the past year.

“As we continue to work on combining HBO Max and discovery+ into one global streaming service showcasing the breadth of content across Warner Bros. Discovery, we are reviewing our current content proposition on the existing services,” HBO Max EMEA said in a statement.

“Our commitment to these markets has not changed. We will continue to commission local content for Warner Bros. Discovery’s linear networks in these regions, and we remain substantial acquirers of local third-party content for use on our streaming services.”