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HBO Max is a new service which will offer an impressive direct-to-consumer experience for everyone ranging from families with young children to adults of all ages. Anchored with and inspired by the legacy of HBO’s excellence and award-winning storytelling, the new service will feature an extensive collection of exclusive original programming (Max Originals) and the best-of-the-best from WarnerMedia’s enormous portfolio of beloved brands and libraries. #HBOMax


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Global Powerhouse “Friends”; future Hits from The CW Network including “Batwoman”; Original Movies from Greg Berlanti and Reese Witherspoon; and Fan Favorites “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and “Pretty Little Liars” will Stream on HBO Max.

HBO Max brings together HBO, a Robust Slate of New Originals, and Programming from Warner Bros., New Line, DC Entertainment, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, The CW, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes and More to offer Something for Everyone in the Home


New deals with Warner Bros. Television and others for HBO Max announced today include:

The exclusive streaming rights at launch to all 236 episodes of “Friends” — one of the biggest hits on television and in streaming

The exclusive streaming rights at launch to all episodes of fan favorites “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and “Pretty Little Liars”

The exclusive streaming home to a string of new Warner Bros.’ produced dramas for The CW beginning with the fall 2019 season, including the highly-anticipated new DC Entertainment series “Batwoman,” and “Katy Keene” (spinoff of “Riverdale”)

New exclusive movie production deals with Greg Berlanti, one of Hollywood’s most prolific and successful producers, and Reese Witherspoon, Academy Award®️ and Emmy Award®️-winning actress and producer; Berlanti will produce an initial four movies focused in the young adult space, while Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine will produce at least two films

HBO Max, scheduled to launch commercially in spring of 2020, is anticipated to premiere with 10,000 hours of premium content.

“HBO Max will bring together the diverse riches of WarnerMedia to create programming and user experiences not seen before in a streaming platform. HBO’s world-class programming leads the way, the quality of which will be the guiding principle for our new array of Max Originals, our exciting acquisitions, and the very best of the Warner Bros. libraries, starting with the phenomenon that is ‘Friends,’” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman, WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-To-Consumer.

“Under the leadership of two of the strongest creative visionaries — Casey Bloys (HBO) and Kevin Reilly (original content and acquisitions) — and two of the most experienced digital experts — Tony Goncalves and Andy Forssell — I have no doubt they and their dedicated teams will deliver the world’s best storytelling to audiences of all ages wherever and whenever they want it.”

Max Original series previously announced include:

“Dune: The Sisterhood,” an adaptation of Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson’s book based in the world created by Frank Herbert’s book Dune, from director Denis Villeneuve
“Tokyo Vice,” based on Jake Adelstein’s non-fiction first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat starring Ansel Elgort
“The Flight Attendant,” a one-hour thriller series based on the novel by Chris Bohjalian, which will star Kaley Cuoco, who is also executive producing alongside Greg Berlanti
“Love Life,” a 10-episode half-hour romantic comedy anthology series starring “Pitch Perfect” star Anna Kendrick, who will also executive produce alongside Paul Feig
“Station Eleven,” a postapocalyptic limited series based on Emily St. John Mandel’s international bestseller, adapted by Patrick Somerville and directed by Hiro Murai
“Made for Love,” a 10-episode, half-hour, straight-to-series adaptation based on the tragicomic novel of the same name by Alissa Nutting, also from Somerville and directed by S.J. Clarkson
“Gremlins,” an animated series from Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Entertainment based on the original movie
For more: https://www.warnermediagroup.com/new...ervice-hbo-max


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Cinemax is conspicuously missing here.

Also I was hoping that HBO would replace Bloys with this, but that was wishful thinking.

Fatal fourway of WB vs Disney vs Netflix vs Amazon though let's go.


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These streaming services are getting ridiculous. You’re better off keeping cable at this point
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Jesus Christ, that library will be fucking insane year one. It's featuring some hot IP that's sadly missing from the streaming world (as far as the premium platforms go). The only thing with WB compared to Netflix and Amazon is that; like Disney, WB owns 100% of that content so it's likely never going to rotate out in addition to original programming being produced with their top dogs.

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Cinemax is conspicuously missing here.

Also I was hoping that HBO would replace Bloys with this, but that was wishful thinking.

Fatal fourway of WB vs Disney vs Netflix vs Amazon though let's go.
WB didn't just tell those three to hold it's beer, it gave them the deed to an entire fucking brewery to hold on to .
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These fuckers just don't get it, nobody is going to pay for more than 2 or 3 streaming services because then you're just paying for cable. Either that or they're going to to sign up just long enough to watch all your new shit, cancel, and then sign back up with Netflix. These companies are wasting 10s of millions of dollars on infrastructure for a service that's never going to have more than a couple million dedicated subscribers. Like have you ever met anyone with a CBS all access? Nobody I know even knows it exists.

Also, what about the people who have HBO Go and HBO Now, does this count as a third independent streaming service for HBO?

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These fuckers just don't get it, nobody is going to pay for more than 2 or 3 streaming services because then you're just paying for cable. Either that or they're going to to sign up just long enough to watch all your new shit, cancel, and then sign back up with Netflix. These companies are wasting 10s of millions of dollars on infrastructure for a service that's never going to have more than a couple million dedicated subscribers. Like have you ever met anyone with a CBS all access? Nobody I know even knows it exists.

Also, what about the people who have HBO Go and HBO Now, does this count as a third independent streaming service for HBO?
I see WB and Disney being the ones that retain the subs, not Netflix.

I do not see a bright future for Netflix at all.

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I see WB and Disney being the ones that retain the subs, not Netflix.

I do not see a bright future for Netflix at all.
Interesting. Care to expound on that? Disney, sure. You can stick the little bastards in front of it forever without worrying about MA content and parental locks. WB I could see sticking with film buffs because they have a century's worth of content in their catalog. But why wouldn't Netflix last? Their user base is 148M paid and the retention rate is 91%. As long as they keep pumping out quality original content faster than they lose licensing to other services, I don't see why they would lose people.

(I say this as a person who doesn't use Netflix so if they have app or streaming issues that drive down people's satisfaction I am unaware)

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They're all gonna compete with each other trying to get people to pay for 4-5 major services through "exclusive content" and then when millennials say "no more" pay newspapers to write articles about how Millennials are Killing Streaming Services to continue to shame an already underpaid, overworked and poverty stricken generation.

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Interesting. Care to expound on that? Disney, sure. You can stick the little bastards in front of it forever without worrying about MA content and parental locks. WB I could see sticking with film buffs because they have a century's worth of content in their catalog. But why wouldn't Netflix last? Their user base is 148M paid and the retention rate is 91%. As long as they keep pumping out quality original content faster than they lose licensing to other services, I don't see why they would lose people.

(I say this as a person who doesn't use Netflix so if they have app or streaming issues that drive down people's satisfaction I am unaware)
WB has a huge catalog that spans decades. Netflix has a catalog of questionable value that isn't even a decade old. Part of why people get Netflix is because of content they (netflix) don't own. They pay others to be able to stream it. Those others are calling in their content aka WB and Disney.

You do know that Netflix spends billions per year and loses money every year right?

If WB was just CBS then yeah sure. But WB has a catalog that rivals Disney's.
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