First it was announced that "The Office" would be leaving Netflix
and now - "Friends"
Under a new deal with Warner Bros. Television, HBO Max will have exclusive streaming rights at launch to all 236 episodes of “Friends” — which will roll off Netflix in 2020. “We’re sorry to see ‘Friends’ go to Warner’s steaming service at the beginning of 2020 (in the US),” Netflixtweetedafter WarnerMedia’s announcement. “Thanks for the memories, gang.”
Netflix hadreupped its deal with Warner Bros. TVfor exclusive streaming rights to “Friends” through the end of 2019, butAT&T CEO Randall Stephenson recently saidthat WarnerMedia would be reclaiming popular titles that were licensed to others for its own subscription VOD service.
It's not the best time for Netflix - as these are two of their most streamed shows