Sex and the City's Surprise Netflix Debut: HBO's Strategic Licensing Move

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HBO's iconic show, Sex and the City, will be available on Netflix from April, marking a surprising shift.

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All six seasons will be part of a co-exclusive deal with HBO Max under an agreement between Warner Bros. Discovery and Netflix.

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Although Sex and the City wasn't initially part of the agreement, HBO's parent company, Warner Bros.

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Discovery, included it in a content deal with Netflix. This move allows Netflix to offer the entire 94-episode original series, but excludes the movies and the current sequel, And Just Like That.

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The decision is noteworthy as it grants Netflix access to HBO content, highlighting a strategic move to utilize Netflix's global reach and cultural influence.

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Other shows, such as Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Six Feet Under, Ballers, Insecure, and True Blood, are also part of this licensing deal.

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Sex and the City, alongside The Sopranos, played a crucial role in establishing HBO as a leader in adult programming.

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The move to Netflix is seen by some as an acknowledgment that not all media companies can match Netflix's global reach, while others argue it strengthens Netflix's position.

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