Two of the world’s most popular streaming services are combining to create one
Streaming services HBO Max, Discovery+, and NBC News, will be combined into one platform.
David Zaslav, Warner Bros. Discovery’s CEO, announced the news during an earnings call for the second quarter yesterday (4 August). This announcement comes days after Scoob! and Batgirl were confirmed. Holiday Haunt and the rest of the movie have been canceled. They won’t be released on any platform, online or in cinema.
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According to reports, the new platform will be launched in the US in the summer of 2023 and elsewhere in the world in 2024. IGN claims some “significant hints” that the new service won’t include the name “HBO,” so it could be called something else.
According to NBC News, HBO, Max, and Discovery+ have 92 million subscribers. Warner Bros. Discovery hopes that this number will reach 130 million by 2025.
Although no pricing plans have been disclosed yet, Zaslav stated that they are looking at a free platform with ads. HBO Max’s ad-supported tier costs $9.99 per month instead of $14.99 with ads.