HBO’s The Final of Us is coming to Prime Video – however it’ll solely be obtainable to look at on Amazon’s streaming service in France.
Per The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab) and Deadline (opens in new tab), Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) – HBO’s mum or dad firm – has struck a landmark cope with Amazon to launch what it calls the ‘Warner Go’. The brand new content material deal will permit Prime Video to indicate each HBO TV sequence in France, and supply entry to 12 WBD-owned channels, together with Eurosport, Cartoon Network, and the Discovery Channel.
The announcement could not come at a greater time for Prime Video subscribers (in France, anyway). The Final of Us, HBO’s TV adaptation of Naughty Canine’s beloved online game sequence of the identical identify, and one among 2023’s most extremely anticipated exhibits, is being launched on Sunday, January 15.
Because of this deal, France-based Prime Video followers can stream each episode of The Final of Us at some point after they air on HBO Max within the US. Even higher, The Final of Us might be free to look at for French Amazon Prime subscribers.
Moreover, French subscribers could have entry to new instalments of one of the best HBO Max exhibits, together with Succession season 4, Perry Mason season 2, and Barry season 4, which additionally arrive this 12 months. New TV sequence in HBO’s 2023 slate, equivalent to The Idol and True Detective: Night time Nation, can even be streamable after they’re launched.
“We are thrilled to agree a new partnership with Prime Video in France,” Pierre Branco, WBD Common Supervisor France, Benelux & Africa, mentioned in a press launch. “The launch of the Warner Pass is great news for the French audience as our fans will be able to access all HBO series and our 12 television channels with a single subscription.”
The Warner Go’ value level hasn’t been revealed but, however it’ll be provided to Prime Video France clients in March. At present, a month-to-month Prime Video subscription in France prices €5.99 monthly. Nonetheless, it is unclear if French clients can add the Warner Go to their present plan – very like the Prime Video Channels obtainable within the US and UK – for a further charge, or if they will want to purchase a brand new, joint Prime Video-Warner Go subscription to profit from the deal.
Curiously, WBD’s cope with Prime Video will not have an effect on the previous’s ambition to launch its joint HBO Max-Discovery super-streamer in France sooner or later. Warner Bros’ merger with Discovery, which was introduced in April 2022, means the businesses’ streaming service – HBO Max and Discovery Plus – are being mixed right into a single entity. An announcement on this new streaming platform, rumored to be referred to as Max, is anticipated someday this 12 months, and it will seemingly make its means onto our greatest streaming service listing at some stage.
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Viewers in different nations, such because the US and UK, would possibly marvel why The Final of Us will not be obtainable to look at on Prime Video of their areas.
Merely put, it is right down to the worldwide TV rights offers WBD has with content material suppliers. Within the UK, for instance, Sky has been the house for HBO exhibits and flicks since 2014. The pair even entered a co-production pact in 2019 to make exhibits collectively, such because the award-winning Chernobyl and comedy sequence Landscapers. Sky’s cope with HBO is because of expire in 2024, however the duo are anticipated to resume their partnership earlier than it runs out, successfully ruling out the launch of HBO Max on British shores.
HBO Max is offered in quite a few international locations and world territories, too. The streamer’s roll out in Latin America, South America, and elements of Europe means one of the best HBO Max motion pictures and TV exhibits can be found to look at immediately from WBD’s important platform. World areas, equivalent to Australasia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Canada have related distribution offers to Sky’s within the UK, guaranteeing that HBO content material is available to audiences in these international locations on completely different platforms.
The Final of Us, then, will not be streamable on Prime Video in these international locations. Nonetheless, world audiences will be capable of watch it on a channel wherever they stay, eradicating the necessity for WBD to make The Final of Us, or any of its HBO exhibits, obtainable on Prime Video exterior of France. In brief: don’t be concerned, you possibly can watch The Final of Us all through the world when it launches on January 15/16.
Earlier than it is launched, although, try our evaluation of The Final of Us TV present. Alternatively, learn how its creators tailored the hit sport sequence’ story for the small display screen, or learn up on one of the best Prime Video exhibits.