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[Streaming] HBO Max

Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:39 pm

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AT&T’s WarnerMedia announced on Tuesday that its new streaming service will be called HBO Max. As the name implies, it includes a lot more than just content from HBO.

HBO Max will include shows and movies 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 other content providers. It also includes exclusive rights to stream all 236 episodes of the TV show “Friends.”

The service is expected to launch in beta later this year. AT&T has not said how much it will cost. HBO Max will launch publicly in the spring of 2020 and will include 10,000 hours of content, the company said.
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Other popular TV shows coming to HBO Max include “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Pretty Little Liars” and “Batwoman.” HBO Max will include original shows created specifically for the new streaming service, in addition to shows that will launch on HBO.

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Post by YellowKing » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:41 pm

A friend of mine and I were talking about streaming services just the other day, and I mentioned that I believed we were about to see services start to consolidate. It just makes sense - unless you have the money to produce amazing original content, you're just not going to be able to sustain the subscriber base necessary to survive against the big boys.

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Post by hepcat » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:43 am

Thankfully, it looks like DC Universe WON'T be rolled into HBO Max. Although HBO Max (seriously, this is the name they want to go with?) will include some DC Universe content.

If they'd rolled it into the new service and kept all the current/future programming AND the comic library, I'd have been fine with them doing so. But I suspect they would have dropped the comic library.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:31 pm

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“Friends” is getting some new neighbors at HBO Max. The streaming service from AT&T’s WarnerMedia has signed a big deal, reportedly worth over $1 billion, for the exclusive streaming and syndication rights for “The Big Bang Theory” over the next five years.
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In the past year over $2.4 billion has been committed to locking down fan favorite comedies like “Friends,” “The Office,” “Seinfeld” and now the record-setting deal for “The Big Bang Theory.”

Yesterday, The Los Angeles Times broke the news that Netflix had acquired the rights to Seinfeld in a deal worth over $500 million. That deal was struck after Netflix lost two of its tentpole streaming properties — “Friends” to WarnerMedia’s HBO Max and “The Office” to NBCUniversal’s new (terribly, terribly, named) streaming service, The Peacock.

All 12 seasons of “The Big Bang Theory” — starring Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, and Kaley Cuoco, will be available to stream in 2020 when HBO Max launches.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:11 pm

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Six months after rights-holders Paramount announced a Grease feature film prequel, a live-action TV spinoff based on the John Travolta and Olivia Newton John 1978 musical is in the works. WarnerMedia-backed streamer HBO Max has handed out a straight-to-series order for musical Grease: Rydell High, with its name stemming from the school at the center of the beloved original.

The TV series will be produced by Paramount Television, the studio behind Fox's Emmy-winning 2016 one-off Grease: Live. Erik Feig's Picturestart and Temple Hill (Love, Simon) will exec produce. The new take reimagines the original movie and will feature some characters from it. The series is still set in the 1950s and will feature big musical numbers from the era combined with new original songs. It will explore the peer pressures of high school, the horrors of puberty and life in middle America with a modern sensibility.

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