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The “Harry Potter” movies are already finding a new home. After debuting with HBO Max in May, the popular film series will soon move to NBC’s Peacock streaming service, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

What’s going on

  • The eight “Harry Potter” films will begin streaming on Peacock in October, according to THR.
  • The series had appeared on HBO Max when it launched in May, until the service announced last month that the films would be leaving in August, the Deseret News previously reported.
  • “Harry Potter” will leave HBO Max on Aug. 25, according to Entertainment Weekly.
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How to watch

  • The films will be available on Peacock’s free tier, according to Variety.
  • They will appear on Peacock in “windows,” coming on and off of the service for six months and into 2021, THR reported.
  • It’s unclear where “Harry Potter” will go next after the six months has ended.

Some context

  • NBCUniversal made a deal with Warner Bros. in 2016 that gave the company digital and television rights to the movies through 2025, as well as content for Universal’s “Harry Potter” theme parks, according to Variety.
  • “The Harry Potter franchise is beloved by people of all ages and represents the caliber of quality entertainment customers can expect to find on Peacock,” said Frances Manfredi, Peacock’s president of content acquisition and strategy, according to THR. “We’ve built a world-class collection of iconic movies and shows, and we will continue to expand the film library with treasured titles from NBCUniversal and beyond.”
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