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HBO Max undercuts Netflix with promo pricing

AT&T is looking to fly out of the gates with upcoming streamer HBO Max by offering a promotional discount that brings it below the price of Netflix. With less than a month until launch, the operator said that customers who sign up to the streamer ahead of launch will receive a 20% discount at US$11.99 […]

HBO Max to launch May 27

AT&T has announced that its upcoming streaming service HBO Max will launch on May 27. The platform was fully unveiled in October 2019 complete with its top tier pricing, and will launch with over 10,000 hours of content from across Warner’s hefty content library from the likes of Warner Bros., New Line, DC, CNN, TNT, […]

HBO to make 500 hours of programming free-to-view

US cabler HBO is making almost 500 hours of programming free to stream for a limited time via its HBO Now and HBO Go on demand services as a gesture of goodwill to people stuck at home – effective immediately. This is the first time that HBO has made this volume of content available outside […]

Hotstar gets ‘review bombed’ after pulling Modi episode of Last Week Tonight

Disney-owned streamer Hotstar has landed itself in hot water after deciding not to upload the most recent episode of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.  In an episode focused on India and president Trump’s visit to the country, presenter Oliver was highly critical of prime minister Narendra Modi’s controversial policies and discussed recent protests in […]

WarnerMedia expands YouTube TV distribution, adding HBO Max, HBO and Cinemax

YouTube TV, the cord-cutting product of the Google-owned video platform, has agreed an expanded distribution deal with WarnerMedia. The arrangement will see YouTube TV add upcoming SVOD service HBO Max along with pay TV channels Cinemax and HBO to its offer. Pricing is yet to be revealed, with YouTube TV starting at US $49.99 per […]

Apple signs five-year deal with ex-HBO chief Richard Plepler

Apple has hired former HBO chief Richard Plepler to make TV shows for the Apple TV+ streaming service in a five year deal. Under the terms of the agreement, Plepler and his recently created production company, Eden Productions, will develop original programmes exclusively for the Apple service, which launched in November. Plepler, who was HBO’s […]

Sky in five-year output deal with HBO

Comcast-backed pay TV operator Sky has secured a five-year extension to its output deal with HBO and is set to co-produce on series being created for WarnerMedia’s forthcoming streamer HBO Max, our sister title TBI has learned. The extension to the output deal, which has previously delivered Sky with HBO hits such as Game Of Thrones, Watchmen and True […]

HBO Max to expand to Latin America

HBO Max is set to expand into Latin America after the streamer’s parent AT&T-owned WarnerMedia agreed a deal to take full control of HBO Ole Partners. WarnerMedia will acquire Ole’s minority stake in HBO Ole Partners, the joint venture set up in 1991 between WarnerMedia and Ole Communications, which will hand it 100% ownership of […]

Former HBO exec Carlin joins consultant Magid as EVP of global media and entertainment

Scott Carlin, the former HBO president of domestic television distribution, has been appointed as the executive VP of global media and entertainment for consultant Magid.  Magid is a business strategy company, founded in 1957 and operating in over 40 countries. Along with several other industries, it serves customers in the media and entertainment industries, and […]

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