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Old 07-09-2019, 07:12 PM   #1
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Moreover, HBO Max will be the exclusive streaming home new Warner Bros.-produced dramas for The CW starting with the fall 2019 season, including the DC Entertainment series “Batwoman,” and “Katy Keene” (a spinoff of “Riverdale”). CW shows going forward will be available on HBO Max beginning 30 days prior to the TV premiere of the next seasons of those shows.

Overall, HBO Max will combine content from HBO with a slate of 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, and Looney Tunes.

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Old 07-09-2019, 07:49 PM   #2
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Here is the trailer.

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Old 07-09-2019, 09:12 PM   #3
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$16-17 per month according to Wall Street Journal

https://www.wsj.com/articles/at-t-ey...ft-11559842992

TCM is the part that excites me most about this, that combined with Warner's Archive title will make this a great service if they put up the whole catalog.
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:20 PM   #4
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Will only be available in the US initially

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Old 07-09-2019, 09:22 PM   #5
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Smart to go with the HBO branding.

If they have a package with the Criterion Channel it'll be one of the better content providers.
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:27 PM   #6
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I'm one of those suckers who got a subscription to HBO Now for the last season of Game of Thrones, but kept it to watch Barry, Chernobyl and Big Little Lies. So, yeah I'm down for this. TCM is the real clincher. I also have the DC thing as a free promo, and while that's been a bit lackluster, I'm sure it'll be even better once Warner gets all their content back (DC movies, the CW shows from Netflix).
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So if I'm already subscribed to HBO Now... ?
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So if I'm already subscribed to HBO Now... ?
I imagine there will be options to switch/"upgrade" when HBO Max launches.
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Old 07-09-2019, 10:14 PM   #9
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I don’t know how I feel about this. I do subscribe to different streaming services but there’s getting to be too many I feel. Everything is being separated.
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Old 07-09-2019, 10:29 PM   #10
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I was just reading some comments on an article at another site to which one person who commented about HBO Max made an excellent point. What he said was that "how many people aren't going to sign up for this service because they'll assume it's HBO-only content". It was the best comment I had ever heard of concerning the name of their new service.

I have to agree. "HBO Max" is a stupid name for it. They really need to call it something else because there's going to be a lot of what I can only call "branding confusion". Another comment that he made is that he thought that Warner Brothers is going to find out the same thing that everyone else is going to find out, that it's better to license their content out to other services and keep generating those licensing fees. Not a lot of people are going to watch old TV shows to the extent they'll pay for a subscription every month just for that privilege.

I have to say that I kind of agree with the person who made those comments because I've been thinking the same thing. All of these streaming services are taking a big risk. I just don't see Warner Media licensing their content to Disney Plus or Hulu. They'll more than likely simply license their content out to Netflix and Amazon Prime. I would give it about six months to a year when we see all of these streaming services being cannibalized as they realize that they could have saved on the cost of their streaming services in favor of risk-free licensing ventures on their content.
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Old 07-09-2019, 11:28 PM   #11
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I just don't see Warner Media licensing their content to Disney Plus or Hulu. They'll more than likely simply license their content out to Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Warner Media is actually removing their content from Netflix and Amazon Prime for this.

Also, Disney+ is Disney content, so it wouldn't make sense for Warner Bros. content. There is WB content on Hulu, but it's probably going to be pulled for HBO Max as soon as possible.
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Old 07-10-2019, 01:43 AM   #12
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Smart to go with the HBO branding.

If they have a package with the Criterion Channel it'll be one of the better content providers.
Actually I think it's dumb to label it HBO, WB Max would make more sense because HBO is group under WB, not the other way around. People are going to think it's HBO's app and only has HBO content and not everybody likes what HBO offers.

$17+ is a joke, I don't even want to subscribe to Hulu for $13 lol

Eventually every studio will have their own service and only produce shows for themselves and their networks and it'll be far more than cable ever hoped to be. That's not a good idea.
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$17+ is a joke, I don't even want to subscribe to Hulu for $13 lol
Yeah but you're getting a ton for the cost.

Rooster Teeth: $2.99/month

Crunchyroll: $7.99/month

Boomerang: $4.99/month

DC Universe: $7.99/month

VRV: $9.99/month

Cinemax: $9.99/month

FilmStruck: $10.99/month

HBO Now: $15.99/month

Personally, I'd rather pay 17 than Netflix's 13 if it has a great catalog. Warner alone has got a way better selection than Netflix, and you're getting TCM titles.
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:35 AM   #14
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Yeah but you're getting a ton for the cost.

Rooster Teeth: $2.99/month

Crunchyroll: $7.99/month

Boomerang: $4.99/month

DC Universe: $7.99/month

VRV: $9.99/month

Cinemax: $9.99/month

FilmStruck: $10.99/month

HBO Now: $15.99/month

Personally, I'd rather pay 17 than Netflix's 13 if it has a great catalog. Warner alone has got a way better selection than Netflix, and you're getting TCM titles.
Sure, but I've never subscribed to any of those. With aggregates it makes sense if it was a little more, they have to pay for licensing and stuff... but if WB owns these properties, why is their service costing more?

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Old 07-10-2019, 02:56 AM   #15
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Sure, but I've never subscribed to any of those. With aggregates it makes sense if it was a little more, they have to pay for licensing and stuff... but if WB owns these properties, why is their service costing more?
Well for WB's sake it's better to have all their content in 1 place to help them compete with Disney. I personally am guessing they're going to shut down a few of those after HBO Max launches and transfer everything over.

As for cost, it costs billions to launch these streaming services. Disney has already spent around 1 billion for Disney+ and it hasn't even launched yet.

The cost is naturally higher though as it's a bundle deal, they know they can get more, so they're going to.
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I imagine there will be options to switch/"upgrade" when HBO Max launches.
Nope. If you are subscribed to HBO Now, you don’t get access to Max. Max is it’s own thing. They will keep HBO Now/Go separate if you only just want HBO.
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I was just reading some comments on an article at another site to which one person who commented about HBO Max made an excellent point. What he said was that "how many people aren't going to sign up for this service because they'll assume it's HBO-only content". It was the best comment I had ever heard of concerning the name of their new service.

I have to agree. "HBO Max" is a stupid name for it. They really need to call it something else because there's going to be a lot of what I can only call "branding confusion". Another comment that he made is that he thought that Warner Brothers is going to find out the same thing that everyone else is going to find out, that it's better to license their content out to other services and keep generating those licensing fees. Not a lot of people are going to watch old TV shows to the extent they'll pay for a subscription every month just for that privilege.

I have to say that I kind of agree with the person who made those comments because I've been thinking the same thing. All of these streaming services are taking a big risk. I just don't see Warner Media licensing their content to Disney Plus or Hulu. They'll more than likely simply license their content out to Netflix and Amazon Prime. I would give it about six months to a year when we see all of these streaming services being cannibalized as they realize that they could have saved on the cost of their streaming services in favor of risk-free licensing ventures on their content.
They will not license their content to anyone anymore. That’s the point of this, Disney+, and the others.
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Yeah but you're getting a ton for the cost.

Rooster Teeth: $2.99/month

Crunchyroll: $7.99/month

Boomerang: $4.99/month

DC Universe: $7.99/month

VRV: $9.99/month

Cinemax: $9.99/month

FilmStruck: $10.99/month

HBO Now: $15.99/month

Personally, I'd rather pay 17 than Netflix's 13 if it has a great catalog. Warner alone has got a way better selection than Netflix, and you're getting TCM titles.
Don’t forget content from;

Cartoon Network
Adult Swim
TBS
TNT
truTV
CNN
Boomerang

People need to understand how much content WarnerMedia has and how much it has produced over 90 plus years over film and television. Seriously.
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That’s always been known. The beta version still hits this Fall.
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