AT&T is Pulling Shows Like ‘Friends,’ From Competitors
Sorry, not sorry.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson confirms that the company is planning to end its content sharing with other streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. The show Friends and ER will no longer be available through these streaming services.
AT&T plans to attract viewers to their upcoming streaming service. According to the Dallas News, AT&T CEO spoke about their plans at a conference in Dallas stating, “We are going to have to take a lot of the great content we own that’s been licensed elsewhere and bring that back into the fold.”
The affect that it will have on other streaming services are not yet known. Netflix executives paid $100 million to stream the show in 2019. This means that Friends is one of the most watched shows on that streaming platform. The trend to reign as the streaming king is real as Disney, Apple, AT&T, and NBCUniversal all plan to launch streaming services soon.