WarnerMedia to shutter HBO Go as HBO Max takes centre stage

WarnerMedia is to shut down its HBO Go mobile app in the US as it seeks to simplify a complex line-up of streaming offerings to focus attention on HBO Max. HBO said that it was now in a position to “implement some significant changes to our app offering in the US” following the launch of […]

HBO Max launch hit ‘Love Life’ renewed

Newly launched streamer HBO Max has renewed its first scripted original series, Love Life, for a second season. This makes the Lionsgate Television and Feigco Entertainment-produced romantic comedy anthology the first Max Original to earn a renewal. Season one of the show is now available to stream in its entirety on the service, following Anna […]

HBO Max faces analyst scorn, rejigs ‘Love Life’ & takes ‘Big Bang’ spin-off

HBO Max’s recent roll-out has been handed a dour assessment by two leading US analysts, as the WarnerMedia streamer revealed a new binge-friendly schedule for one of its originals and the acquisition of Young Sheldon. The streamer was launched in the US last week with an array of originals such as scripted comedy Love Life, […]

TBI Weekly: What HBO Max’s Amazon dispute tells us about SVOD’s

WarnerMedia’s roll-out of HBO Max earlier this week went without a hitch, even if its launch was more of a gentle release into the US landscape rather than an unleashing in the way Disney+ dominated the headlines. Given the vastness of its offering, that’s perhaps a surprise, yet with the majority of its line-up already […]

WarnerMedia to launch HBO Max originals in Asia via channels & HBO Go

WarnerMedia is rolling out at least 15 originals commissioned by its recently launched US SVOD HBO Max in Asia, via the company’s channel portfolio and its pre-existing streamer HBO Go. The programming slate, which WarnerMedia said had been curated “to suit the taste of Asian audiences”, includes comedy and drama series such as Anna Kendrick-starring […]

Amazon Prime hits back as HBO Max fights for carriage control

Amazon has hit out at HBO Max after the two companies failed to strike a deal enabling the recently launched streamer to be available via the retail giant’s Prime Video Channels service. HBO Max was rolled out in the US yesterday offering more than 10,000 hours of content from WarnerMedia-owned brands including Game Of Thrones […]

HBO Max launches in US

WarnerMedia’s new SVOD service HBO Max is launching in the US today, entering a crowded marketplace where it will have to compete with established providers such as Netflix and Disney+. The platform offers more than 10,000 hours of content from across Warner’s hefty content library from the likes of Warner Bros., New Line, DC, CNN, […]

Foxtel remains exclusive home of HBO in Oz

Australian pay-TV network Foxtel has expanded its standing deal with WarnerMedia, retaining exclusive rights to broadcast HBO content – including upcoming HBO Max original series – on its platforms. The HBO Max streaming service is due to launch in the US later this month and will be home to original content including the Gossip Girl […]

HBO Max broadens unscripted with Selena Gomez, expands comedy offer

WarnerMedia’s soon-to-launch US streamer HBO Max has made a straight-to-series order for a cookery show featuring Selena Gomez and a scripted series that has The Good Place creator Michael Schur attached. The as-yet untitled 10-episode cooking project will star and be executive produced by Gomez for her July Moon Productions banner and see the the […]

TBI Special Report Part Two: An adapted marketplace for buyers and sellers

Streamers and broadcasters face the unenviable task of delivering fewer shows to bigger audiences with less money to spend on production and acquisition. Richard Middleton and Mark Layton explore how they are weathering this uncertain time – and the steps some are taking to keep content rolling and viewers engaged. Few sectors of the economy […]

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