HBO Max “Ceasing” Original Programming Efforts in Parts of Europe

With the merged Warner Bros. Discovery targeting profitable streaming

subscriber growth and $3 billion in cost savings, the company is adjusting its

programming strategy for streaming service HBO Max in parts of Europe.

The entertainment conglomerate will no longer produce originals for HBO Max

in the Nordics, the Netherlands, Central Europe and Turkey, the company said on Monday, as first reported by Variety.

Among the originals in these regions have been the likes of Danish family drama Kamikaze.

The streamer will also remove “a limited amount of original

programming” to allow it to free up licensing deals.

“As we continue to work on combining HBO Max and Discovery+ into one