Sony recently announced starting with their 2022 theatrical releases their Pay-1 window, traditionally held by Starz, will now go to Netflix. Meanwhile NBCUniversal is now considering taking Universal's Pay-1 window from HBO (which includes HBO Max & Cinemax) for Peacock when that expires with the 2021 slate of films. However their original stance was to simply take back the Pay-2 window for Peacock and keep licensing out the shorter but more lucrative Pay-1 window so who knows what NBCU/Comcast decides. Disney already stated it plans on taking 20th Century Studios Pay-1 window back for Disney+ and Hulu after the current deal with HBO expires. However given Sony's recent news this means out of the traditional 4 premium television services only 2 will have Pay-1 output deals with a major studio in 2022. That being HBO via its sister studio Warner Bros. and Epix (ironically) with Paramount. Starz will take over the Pay-1 window of Lionsgate films starting with 2022 theatrical releases. However Lionsgate is often regarded as a "mini-major". Showtime meanwhile is dependent on small independent studios for Pay-1 deals. In preparation for the launch of Paramount+, ViacomCBS renegotiated their Pay-1 deal with Epix which included a 1-year extension to cover 2023. This allows ViacomCBS to send some of Paramount's films to Paramount+ first after 45 days in theaters. Some films will follow traditional windows and premiere on Epix's Pay-1 window. After a small period of exclusivity both Epix and Paramount+ will share the remainder of the Pay-1 window. MGM's own films will follow this release pattern. Starz is really going to have to ramp up their production of originals if Lionsgate wants to compete in the streaming realm.