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sub_merge?!....'HBO Max' and 'Discovery+' streaming will merge....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 04, 2022 09:44PM
....into one service by Summer 2023....no word on new name, pricing, etc....


Merged HBO Max/Discovery+ Streaming Service Eyed for Summer '23

....Prepare to say goodbye to HBO Max (and Discovery+).

Warner Bros. Discovery announced Thursday that it will combine HBO Max and Discovery+ into a single, unified streaming service, which will launch in Summer 2023. A name for the combined service, along with pricing, will be announced at a later date — though the service will offer both ad-lite and ad-free tiers.

All told, the combined streamer will be a one-stop destination for titles from Warner’s sizable portfolio — which includes, but is certainly not limited to: HBO, CNN, DC Comics, Discovery Channel, Food Network, HGTV, Magnolia Network, OWN, TBS and TNT.

No announcement regarding the fate of Max Originals was made during WBD’s investor call on Thursday.

“Our strategy is to embrace and support and drive the incredible success that HBO Max is having,” WBD President and CEO David Zaslav said. “The culture and taste of Casey [Bloys] and the team, and the fact that they not only read the scripts, but they fight with all the creatives to make the storytelling as strong as possible… is an extraordinary asset.” With that said, “We want [the content] to be broader. We will, as one company, come behind that. We think [the combined HBO Max/Discovery+ service] is going to be superb. It’s about curation. It’s about quality. It’s about how good.”

Ahead of the combined service’s launch, HBO Max and Discovery+ will begin to share select content. Among the titles coming to each respective service:

* HBO Max will add select content from Magnolia Network starting Friday, Sept. 30. The slate will include Family Dinner With Andrew Zimmern, Fixer Upper, Fixer Upper: Welcome Home, Growing Floret, The Lost Kitchen, Magnolia Table With Joanna Gaines, Maine Cabin Masters and Restoration Road With Clint Harp. Additionally, new series Fixer Upper: The Castle will drop concurrently on Magnolia Network, HBO Max and Discovery+ at 9/8c on Friday, Oct. 14.

* Discovery+ will add a CNN Originals hub on Friday, Aug. 19. Titles available at launch will include Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, The History of Comedy, The History of the Sitcom, Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy, This Is Life With Lisa Ling and United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell, as well as HLN originals Death Row Stories, How It Really Happened, The Hunt With John Walsh and Very Scary People......



will probably end up.....being messed up.......?!



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Re: sub_merge?!....'HBO Max' and 'Discovery+' streaming will merge....
Posted by: MikeF
Date: August 04, 2022 09:51PM
HBO Misc plus
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Re: sub_merge?!....'HBO Max' and 'Discovery+' streaming will merge....
Posted by: wave rider
Date: August 04, 2022 09:53PM
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MikeF
HBO Misc plus

goodone thumbs up



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Re: sub_merge?!....'HBO Max' and 'Discovery+' streaming will merge....
Posted by: Rolando
Date: August 04, 2022 11:10PM
For AT&T Unlimited Plus and AT&T Fibre Customers who get it for free, this might mean the end of that.
New Unlimited customers no longer get HBO Max.



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Re: sub_merge?!....'HBO Max' and 'Discovery+' streaming will merge....
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: August 04, 2022 11:24PM
This merger sounds like the new app and package of programming won't be in the "under $10/mo" territory any more...



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Re: sub_merge?!....'HBO Max' and 'Discovery+' streaming will merge....
Posted by: jardster
Date: August 05, 2022 05:32AM
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Rolando
For AT&T Unlimited Plus and AT&T Fibre Customers who get it for free, this might mean the end of that.
New Unlimited customers no longer get HBO Max.

That's what I was thinking. I've really enjoyed having HBO Max via ATT Unlimited. I have no interest in any of the Discovery+ stuff, but might end up ponying up because HBO Max does have some really good shows.



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Re: sub_merge?!....'HBO Max' and 'Discovery+' streaming will merge....
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 05, 2022 07:05AM
HBO Max was already pushing my limit at $15/month, not sure if I'll go higher to add stuff I'm not interested in.



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Re: sub_merge?!....'HBO Max' and 'Discovery+' streaming will merge....
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: August 05, 2022 08:49AM
Sounds like the "TV" programing equivalent of shovelware.

"Shovelware is a term for individual video games or software bundles known more for the quantity of what is included than for the quality or usefulness."
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Re: sub_merge?!....'HBO Max' and 'Discovery+' streaming will merge....
Posted by: Rolando
Date: August 05, 2022 10:26AM
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DeusxMac
Sounds like the "TV" programing equivalent of shovelware.

The CableTV industry calls it "bundling"



San Antonio, TX (in the old city)


"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
“Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Eli Weisel

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." - Theodore Roosevelt (1918)

"I don’t want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was a wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it." - Billy Graham 1981

"Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise" - Barry Goldwater
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Re: sub_merge?!....'HBO Max' and 'Discovery+' streaming will merge....
Posted by: AllGold
Date: August 05, 2022 03:36PM
Yeah, there's a ton of shows on Discovery+, but only a few I'm interested in.
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Re: sub_merge?!....'HBO Max' and 'Discovery+' streaming will merge....
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: August 05, 2022 05:54PM
Have zero interest in, and no desire to pay for, HGTV and Magnolia Network; the others, TBD.
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