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Seven new distribution deals for HBO Max

Ahead of the launch of premium SVOD HBO Max next week, AT&T’s WarnerMedia has announced a swathe of additional distribution partners including Sony and Microsoft for availability on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One game consoles.

The US$14.99 per month streamer, set to launch on May 27 with over 10,000 hours of content, now has distribution partners in the US including: Altice USA, Cox Communications, Microsoft, National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), Samsung, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Verizon.

Optimum and Suddenlink Altice USA subscribers who also pay for HBO will have access to the streamer at no additional cost. This is the same deal for Verizon Fios and Cox customers who subscribe to the HBO linear channel, and existing HBO customers of the 750 participating NCTC member companies.

For further app distribution, HBO Max will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One game consoles from day one in addition to select Samsung smart TVs released between 2016-2020.

These new names are in addition to previously announced distribution partners Apple, Charter, Google, Hulu and YouTube TV.

Rich Warren, president of WarnerMedia Distribution, said: “The launch of HBO Max is an important milestone for our company, and we’re excited that these valued partners will be on board for the launch. Through our expansive distribution pipeline, millions of customers will have immediate access to a best-in-class streaming experience come May 27.”