BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scener, the watch party platform where friends can connect to watch streaming shows and movies, announced today the ‘Friends: The Reunion’ watch party campaign to celebrate one of the most beloved shows in television history. Premiering May 27 at 12:01 a.m. PDT on HBO Max, Scener will be the destination for friends to watch the highly anticipated reunion special together over live video chat. An HBO Max subscription is required.
Pia Barlow, HBO Max SVP of Marketing, said: “It’s been over 17 years since the last episode, but there are some friends you will never forget. Our continued partnership with Scener allows us to provide viewers with an incredibly interactive and engaging way to share one of TV’s most beloved series, so they can create lasting memories with friends anywhere.”
Joe Braidwood, co-founder and COO at Scener, said: “Connecting on a virtual couch to relive the magic of ‘Friends’ is the perfect way to prepare for this incredibly exciting reunion special. Scener enables groups of friends to come together while watching shows and movies from the major streaming services, all in perfect sync, while on video chat — it’ll be just like you’re gathered on that iconic orange couch at Central Perk.”
With Scener, viewers don’t have to wait until the May 27 reunion to start breaking out the foosball table, the holiday armadillo and the smelly cats. Starting today, head to Scener.com to host watch parties and relive the ‘Friends’ catalog together, which is streaming on HBO Max. On May 27, Scener will have the reunion special teed up to transport viewers into a virtual watch party couch for the ‘Friends: The Reunion’ debut.
‘Friends: The Reunion’ will feature the cast’s return to the iconic comedy’s soundstage on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank for a real-life unscripted celebration of the beloved show.
To host watch parties with friends for ‘Friends: The Reunion’ and relive the entire ‘Friends’ series together, create a profile at Scener.com. An HBO Max subscription is required to host and join ‘Friends’ watch parties.
Scener® is the watch party destination where friends and fans come together over video chat while watching your favorite programs. Scener makes TV social and provides an interactive way to stay connected while enjoying the world’s best video entertainment. The platform enables groups of viewers large and small to synchronize playback of HBO Max® alongside video, audio, and text chat in a virtual movie theater. Based in Seattle, WA, Scener launched in 2018 and was incubated by media streaming pioneer RealNetworks Inc. To schedule your own virtual party in seconds, visit www.scener.com.
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