All eight Harry Potter movies are streaming on HBO Max much earlier than expected
All eight Harry Potter movies are streaming on HBO Max, which is surprising considering executives were clamoring to bring the Boy Who Lived home to the newly launched streaming service but weren’t clear as recently as earlier this week when that would happen.
The Harry Potter films were originally tied up in a deal with NBCUniversal — which has a number of TV networks alongside its own Peacock streaming service, and still maintains a robust library on Hulu — until 2025. Kevin Reilly, HBO Max’s chief content officer, told Business Insider this week that the company didn’t have a “timetable” for getting Harry Potter rights back, but he added that “it is high on our priority list.”
Clearly. NBCUniversal paid a hefty amount to secure the…