A deal is not yet done and another broadcaster could yet make a knockout offer, but people familiar with the matter said that Comcast-owned Sky is the most likely destination for the special, which is titled Friends: The Reunion.
Sky has close ties with WarnerMedia as a result of a long-running output deal with the U.S. media giant, which was extended for five years back in 2019. The arrangement gives Sky exclusive rights to HBO originals, but not those commissioned by HBO Max, which is why it must strike a separate deal to carry the Friends reunion. Other HBO Max originals have been snapped up elsewhere, such as the BBC swooping for Anna Kendrick’s Love Life.
The reunion is likely to be popular in the UK,