Continuing our “Current State of” series, we move into the realm of the unknown. HBO Max may not have had a name until a few months back, but it was a service that was announced as far back as a year ago. The issue is that the service still hasn’t had a lot of firm details released at this point and has already shifted its model since the initial announcement. How does a service called HBO Max reflect all of the properties involved with this service? What does it mean to have the service using the name HBO? What will happen to a lot of the other OTT services under the WarnerMedia umbrella once HBO Max launches?. Dustin and Tony discuss all of this along with their hopes for the service this time around.
Articles or websites discussed during the episode:
Subscriber Stats: https://www.statista.com/statistics/329277/number-hbo-subscribers/
Original programming: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HBO_Max#Original_programming
WarnerMedia’s assets: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_assets_owned_by_WarnerMedia
Original announcement: https://www.latimes.com/business/hollywood/la-fi-ct-att-streaming-service-20181010-story.html
New details announced: https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/warnermedia-hbo-max-friends-exclusive-streaming-1203262335/
The Criterion Channel: https://www.criterion.com/current/posts/6044-new-independent-criterion-channel-to-launch-spring-2019
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