WarnerMedia Names New Streaming Service HBO Max, Nabs Exclusive Rights for 'Friends'

New service will launch in the spring

WarnerMedia has finally named its upcoming streaming service -- HBO Max -- and confirmed that it will have the exclusive rights to former NBC sitcom "Friends" that has most recently screened on Netflix.

The service will launch in Spring 2020. It was initially expected to launch with a beta version by the end of this year.

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Tim Baysinger

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