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‘Rick and Morty’ to Stream on HBO Max

It was announced at WarnerMedia Day that “Rick & Morty” is the latest show hopping over to the nascent streamer. All three seasons of the animated show, which currently streams on Hulu, will be available on the streaming service upon launch in May 2020, with new seasons continuing to premiere on Adult Swim before moving to HBO Max. – Will Thorne, Variety » https://trib.al/1ZkUN8j [photo: Warner Bros.]

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New Adventure Time Specials Coming to HBO Max in 2020

The first two, BMO and Obsidian, are set to premiere on the streaming service next year with the latter two — Wizard City and Together Again — following. It sounds like there might not be an official premiere window for the final two specials set quite yet, and none of Adventure Time: Distant Lands has a specific release date. – Rollin Bishop, ComicBook.com » https://ift.tt/31GB7Nu [photo: Cartoon Network/HBO Max]

‘Seinfeld’: Viacom Nabs Cable Rights To Comedy Series

Beginning in October 2021, the full library of all 180 Seinfeld episodes will leave their long-time cable home on TBS and will air across Viacom’s entertainment brands, including Comedy Central, Paramount Network and TV Land. Additionally, catch-up episodes will be available through Viacom brands via authenticated video on demand, websites and apps. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RDc70K [photo:Seinfeld/IMDb]

The Big Bang Theory: HBO Max Scores Streaming Rights to All Episodes

The Big Bang Theory joins an impressive library at HBO Max, which will also house all episodes of Friends, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Pretty Little Liars at launch, as well as all of HBO’s programming. Plus, the streaming service has more than 10 original series in the works, including an adaptation of the bestseller The Flight Attendant, led by Big Bang‘s Kaley Cuoco. – Rebecca Iannucci, TVLine » https://ift.tt/34IQ8Bg

‘Polaroid’: A Near Deal With Netflix Becomes a Legal Horror

Now that the Netflix deal has collapsed, and First Republic finds itself unable to reach an agreement to sell distribution rights to Polaroid, the bank is blaming Spyglass for a multi-million dollar loss. The bank accuses Spyglass of interfering with its property by taking possession of the film, preventing access and destroying the movie‘s value. Conversion and interference with a contractual relationship are among the claims being pursued in Los Angeles Superior Court. – Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter » https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/polaroid-a-deal-netflix-becomes-a-legal-horror-1235481 [photo: Movieclip Trailers/ Youtube]

SVOD giants look to literary classics

The Ampere Analysis study found that the SVOD giants are actively snapping up intellectual property rights from the likes of Dahl to CS Lewis, Dr Seuss to Tolkien and Gabriel García Márquez. Most literature adaptations are based on crime and thriller, with murder and mystery featuring heavily. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2W6ZgKV

Sony/ATV Chief Slams Streaming Services’ ‘Incredibly Disappointing’ Copyright Appeal

I am incredibly disappointed that Spotify and the other companies have chosen to attack songwriters by appealing the long-overdue rate increases. The move flies in the face of everything that I have fought for on behalf of songwriters for fair-market rates. Songwriters are unquestionably the most important contributors to the success of the streaming services and deserve the benefits of the new rates that we worked so hard to achieve. – Martin Bandier via Jem Aswad, Variety » https://ift.tt/2XTuzum
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