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Old 02-07-23, 12:39 PM
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For those who missed out on Lovecraft Country before HBO Max pulled it, it can be purchased for $7.99, along with one other feature from a selection of WB movies for $4.99, at Fanflix.co as part of their Black History Month Special
They didn’t pull it. I see all 10 episodes still there.
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Yeah, Lovecraft Country wasn't on the chopping block. Not yet at least.
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Oh, my mistake. I thought it was already pulled. I guess it's on Tubi and HBO Max then.
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re: Max — Warner Bros. Discovery streaming service

I was watching "Sex Before the Internet" on Vice and did not know Real Sex is not available on HBO on Demand on Directv or on HBO Max.
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Yeah, they dropped Real Sex, Cathouse and Taxi Cab Confessions back in '18 for some stupid reason.

Edit: Also, apparently HBO Max is no longer merging with Discovery+ entirely (Discovery+ will exist on its own, and it's unknown if all its content will be ported to "Max"): https://deadline.com/2023/02/warner-...ng-1235253134/

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Old 02-08-23, 08:52 AM
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service

What a shit show with regard to the merger of the two services. I would gladly take Discovery+ content in HBO Max, but I am not paying separately for Discovery+
Old 02-08-23, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Deftones
What a shit show with regard to the merger of the two services. I would gladly take Discovery+ content in HBO Max, but I am not paying separately for Discovery+
I mean how much more are you willing to pay for it?

The latest news seems to indicate they are still going to put Discovery+ into HBO Max but also keeping Discovery+ separate because they've realized people paying a pittance for Discovery+ don't want an all in service that's more expensive. Seems like they believe that HBO Max customers will be ok with a price hike for more content, but that's just my speculation (original article is paywalled)

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re: Max — Warner Bros. Discovery streaming service

Guess I might have to think about subscribing. Was kinda looking forward to access to the content without needing another app.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service

Originally Posted by fujishig
I mean how much more are you willing to pay for it?

The latest news seems to indicate they are still going to put Discovery+ into HBO Max but also keeping Discovery+ separate because they've realized people paying a pittance for Discovery+ don't want an all in service that's more expensive. Seems like they believe that HBO Max customers will be ok with a price hike for more content, but that's just my speculation (original article is paywalled)

https://twitter.com/DiscussingFilm/s...19554641330178
Basically a dollar or two. Nothing more. I actually liked Discovery+ for the year I had for free. We could watch Food network stuff a few other things w/o commercials and had infinitely beter PQ than YTTV. But I wasn't going to continue to pay for that. If it costs and extra buck or two, so be it.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service

Originally Posted by TomOpus
Guess I might have to think about subscribing. Was kinda looking forward to access to the content without needing another app.
Don't be confused. All the Discovery content is STILL coming to HBO Max. They're just also keeping the Discovery app for people who aren't interested in HBO stuff and don't want to pay the extra money.
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
Don't be confused. All the Discovery content is STILL coming to HBO Max. They're just also keeping the Discovery app for people who aren't interested in HBO stuff and don't want to pay the extra money.
I don't know about all. The last report said most.
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Originally Posted by Deftones
I don't know about all. The last report said most.
They're keeping Duck Dynasty as a Discovery+ exclusive. Let those duck bucks roll in.
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Fingers crossed for Mythbusters on Max...
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The new name is MAX, proving yet again some wacko executive doesn’t understand the brand is HBO. A brand they have spent decades building.
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The new name is MAX, proving yet again some wacko executive doesn’t understand the brand is HBO. A brand they have spent decades building.
Still just rumors, right?
https://www.thewrap.com/warner-bros-...ming-relaunch/

They also are going to lock "better video quality" behind a more costly tier.

But another source says the opposite is true, that HBO doesn't want to tarnish it's brand with reality garbage:
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service

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They also are going to lock "better video quality" behind a more costly tier.
So they are going the Netflix route and if you want 4K (even though you get 4K on the current offering) you have to pay even more? No thanks... FU Zaslav.
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Actually, currently, you don't get 4K on the ad-supported tier. It's only on the ad-free level.
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I have an annual sub on the ad-free tier. I would be most annoyed if they added an even more expensive tier and didn't grandfather in existing subscriptions.
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Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service

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Actually, currently, you don't get 4K on the ad-supported tier. It's only on the ad-free level.
I have the $104.99 ad free deal from last fall. I hate ads and only subscribe to the ad free tiers.
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Originally Posted by TheBang
Actually, currently, you don't get 4K on the ad-supported tier. It's only on the ad-free level.
Right. They are talking about a third tier to get "better video quality and other high-end features." From the article I linked above:
According to Bloomberg, the streamer will continue to charge $15-$16 per month for the ad-free version, as much as $20 a month for a new higher-priced tier which will offer better video quality and other high-end features and a cheaper, ad-supported tier for $10 a month.

The streamer will also add thousands of unscripted reality titles from Discovery at no extra cost to HBO Max subscribers, while Discovery+ will continue as its own separate, lower-priced service.
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Some bubble CW shows and when they will hit HBO Max. When I say bubble I mean their futures are uncertain.

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https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/bu...73e828aa12daf1

The new HBO Max-Discovery Plus merged service is expected to be presented on Wednesday the 12th with pricing etc.

Not sure if that means it's being launched or if they are just presenting what it looks like.
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So time for a thread name change I guess.
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Is the interface changing? Are we still getting DC movies?
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It’s not HBO Max — soon it’s just going to be Max.

Warner Bros. Discovery officially announced Max as the new name of its flagship streamer, lopping off the HBO part of the name as it mixes in a big bucket of new content from Discovery+ and other new original series.

The company announced the name change at a press event Wednesday. The rebuilt Max (on the web at max.com) is set to launch first in the U.S. on May 23, featuring what the company promises will be an average of more than 40 new titles and TV show seasons every month.

“Max is the one to watch,” WBD CEO David Zaslav said on stage at the event, with thousands of shows and movies on the service.

Warner Bros. Discovery in January hiked the price of HBO Max without ads from $14.99 to $15.99 per month in the U.S., while the ad-supported plan stayed at $9.99/month.

The HBO Max name was announced in July 2019, back when WarnerMedia was part of AT&T. The idea at the time: The direct-to-consumer streaming service, which debuted in May 2020, included everything on HBO — the company’s gold-standard premium cable network — plus a whole lot more stuff, including original series and library titles. (Unlike many of its peers, WarnerMedia eschewed the “+” naming fad.)

With Max, WBD is aiming to signal that the streamer’s breadth of programming now is even broader, pulling in nonfiction favorites from the Discovery side of the house from brands including HGTV, Food Network, Discovery Channel, TLC and ID. While Max will incorporate a swath of new Discovery+ content, Discovery+ will continue as a standalone service (currently $6.99/month without ads and $4.99/month with ads). WBD appears to have made that decision so it wouldn’t face having to impose a significant price hike on current Discovery+ customers by forcing them to upgrade to the combined service.

The retirement of the HBO Max name comes after more than a decade of HBO digital brand extensions. In 2010, the premium network launched HBO Go, an authenticated streaming add-on for subscribers of its linear pay-TV packages. In 2015, then-parent company Time Warner introduced the standalone HBO Now streaming service. Both HBO Go and HBO Now were phased out in 2020 with the launch of HBO Max.

With the name change to Max, Warner Bros. Discovery acquired rights to the domain name “max.com” earlier this year. Previously, it was registered to and used by Max International, a nutritional supplement products company. WBD had been kicking around the Max name change since last year.

Warner Bros. Discovery has not broken out HBO Max subscriber numbers after Discovery closed the WarnerMedia acquisition in April 2022. The media company said it ended 2022 with 96.1 million streaming customers worldwide, inclusive of HBO Max, Discovery+ and other services. WBD execs have said that by 2025, they expect the company to have 130 million global streaming subscribers and that its direct-to-consumer businesses will generate $1 billion in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA).
https://variety.com/2023/digital/new...te-1235532179/

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