Here’s some news that’s sure to make the “Crumbling Oscars” whine even more.
According to Variety and other media reports, HBO Max is launching around 200 “Sesame Street” episodes. The decision could be part of a wave of cost-cutting by streaming platforms, or, as Variety noted, it “appears to be part of new owner Warner Bros. Discovery WBD, +4.09% belt-tightening initiative to reduce payment obligations for streaming content.”
Until recently, HBO Max has offered about 650 episodes of the popular The PBS children’s show series has been running for over 50 years and features many beloved characters like Kermit the Frog, Big Bird, and, of course, the whining Oscar. But Variety said there were only 456 episodes available to watch as of Friday.