Warner Bros. Discovery will no longer produce originals for HBO Max in Turkey and as well as the Nordics (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland), Central Europe and the Netherlands, reported Variety magazine.
According to the media outlet, the move by the conglomerate is part of a US$3 billion cost-savings target as part of its programming strategy
In a statement shared with Variety, a spokesperson for Warner Bros. Discovery said:
“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. As part of this process, we have decided to remove a limited amount of original programming from HBO Max, as well as ceasing our original programming efforts for HBO Max in the Nordics and Central Europe.
“We have also ceased our nascent development activities in the newer territories of Netherlands and Turkey, which had commenced over the past year.”
“Our commitment to these markets has not changed,” the statement continues.
“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.”