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Discovery Gives Up HBO Max Exclusive Content

It’s a sign of things to come. Discovery’s purchase of Warner Bros. established fast the company was bathing in red ink. Their first move would be to make cuts in programming. Two months later, there is new writing on the wall with Warner Bros. TV Group Chairman (Chairwoman?) Channing Dungey announced at the Content London UK TV Conference an impending deal with Amazon to provide branded content from the DC Animated Universe. This reverses Warner Bros. 2020 decision to make their DC intellectual properties exclusive HBO Max content similar to Disney+’s collection of Marvel, Star Wars and other Disney-owned franchises confirmed by Dungey, “One of the interesting things that’s exciting for me at this moment, the approach of the previous management was much more like ‘Everything has to stay in house. We don’t want anything to go outside,’”

In related news this past week, DC Films and  TV co-CEO James Gunn proclaimed in a recent tweet that DC film, TV and animation universes are now combined. Dungey headed off any speculation that Amazon may get more than it’s bargaining for. “Certainly HBO Max is going to be our first stop, but we’re already in the process of closing a big deal with Amazon that’s going to feature some of our DC-branded content in animation,” Dungey clarified.