Warner Bros Discovery has announced that HBO Max will soon be merged with Discovery +. It had been in the air for some time.
Warner Bros Discovery has announced that HBO Max will soon be merged with Discovery +. The news had been expected for some time, especially after the group had decided to kill the CNN + streaming service less than a month after its debut, always with the idea of absorbing part of its contents within the Discovery + catalog .
At least in the US, HBO Max has a rich catalog with all the films and TV series of the HBO and Warner brands. In 2021 Warner Bros Discovery had decided to make all of its flagship films available on HBO Max at the same time as the release in theaters.
HBO Max in 2022 was to make its debut in many European countries . Excluding Italy, where, moreover, many of the rights to HBO series and films are still bound by an agreement with Sky. It is not clear if and how this news will have an impact on the expansion of the service in Europe.
HBO Max recently made headlines after the unprecedented decision to completely trash Batgirl, a $ 90 million DC film that had already been shot completely and was now in post-production.
The new platform that will combine the HBO offer with that of Discovery will be born in the summer of 2023. It is not clear how much it will cost, but it is likely that the company decides to double the offer, also launching an economic version of the service supported by advertising.