Warner takes HBO to the MAX!

Pigdango

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#1
I'm not going to go back and find it, but someone - maybe even your pal Piggy, wondered if this was going to be what Warner Bros did when they launched their streaming service.

This is a perfect idea, and without even knowing the price, I'm in. HBO Now is $14.99 per month, Cinemax Now is $9.99 per month. DC streaming is $7.99 per month. So even if it's $25 per month, it's a bargain over what folks are currently paying. I'm going to guess it will be $19.99.

https://www.warnermediagroup.com/ne...ames-upcoming-direct-consumer-service-hbo-max


The only downside right now is I don't see TCM listed anywhere.
 

MurphCO

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#2
are they going to improve their software? because HBO takes more fucking bandwidth than any other service
 

LiddyRules

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#3
I'm not going to go back and find it, but someone - maybe even your pal Piggy, wondered if this was going to be what Warner Bros did when they launched their streaming service.

This is a perfect idea, and without even knowing the price, I'm in. HBO Now is $14.99 per month, Cinemax Now is $9.99 per month. DC streaming is $7.99 per month. So even if it's $25 per month, it's a bargain over what folks are currently paying. I'm going to guess it will be $19.99.

https://www.warnermediagroup.com/ne...ames-upcoming-direct-consumer-service-hbo-max


The only downside right now is I don't see TCM listed anywhere.
The big selling point for Disney+ is the original programming, at least for me. Outside of DC Universe, does Warners÷ have any original programming planned? Follow up question! What non-DC properties can they build upon, other than Fantabulous Bushels of Fantastic Beasts! ?
 

HandPanzer

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#4
The big selling point for Disney+ is the original programming, at least for me. Outside of DC Universe, does Warners÷ have any original programming planned? Follow up question! What non-DC properties can they build upon, other than Fantabulous Bushels of Fantastic Beasts! ?
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LiddyRules

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Pigdango

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#14
The big selling point for Disney+ is the original programming, at least for me. Outside of DC Universe, does Warners÷ have any original programming planned? Follow up question! What non-DC properties can they build upon, other than Fantabulous Bushels of Fantastic Beasts! ?
I guess the way I’m looking at this is - it’s a price increase for HBO, but they’ve added a bunch of shit to it. And there’s a whole list of original programs in the link I posted.
 

LiddyRules

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#15
I guess the way I’m looking at this is - it’s a price increase for HBO, but they’ve added a bunch of shit to it. And there’s a whole list of original programs in the link I posted.
I saw that.

Any original programming that anyone wants to see?

Also, a lot of the good sounding original programming is going to be on HBO Proper, not a Warner÷ exclusive.
 
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HandPanzer

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#17
Out of all the new services, this one seems like it has the most potential. It's like WB actually thought this out and made a plan instead of just slapping something together because every company needs streaming ability.
 

LiddyRules

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#18
Out of all the new services, this one seems like it has the most potential. It's like WB actually thought this out and made a plan instead of just slapping something together because every company needs streaming ability.
More than Disney+? Actually, you might be right. Let me turn your comment into a question.

For streaming services, is the smarter move to throw tons of money at new programming or is it better to make the highlight be your already existing catalog? Because Disney+ intrigues me with The Mandalorian, Hawkeye, and What If? but those are series being made at blockbuster movie prices. The entirety of Kaley Cuoco's Stewardess Mysteries probably doesn't cost as much as one episode of a Disney+premier series.

It's like that Rock/Reynolds art heist movie on Netflix. I get why Netflix thinks it's a good idea (no I don't) but would that $130 million (plus what I'm going to assume is a hefty marketing campaign) be better used split across multiple shows or movies? Will Red Notice be that much of a step up in viewers/recognization than Bird Box?

And who the fuck is the Gremlins cartoon for?
 

Stormrider666

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#19
More than Disney+? Actually, you might be right. Let me turn your comment into a question.

For streaming services, is the smarter move to throw tons of money at new programming or is it better to make the highlight be your already existing catalog? Because Disney+ intrigues me with The Mandalorian, Hawkeye, and What If? but those are series being made at blockbuster movie prices. The entirety of Kaley Cuoco's Stewardess Mysteries probably doesn't cost as much as one episode of a Disney+premier series.

It's like that Rock/Reynolds art heist movie on Netflix. I get why Netflix thinks it's a good idea (no I don't) but would that $130 million (plus what I'm going to assume is a hefty marketing campaign) be better used split across multiple shows or movies? Will Red Notice be that much of a step up in viewers/recognization than Bird Box?

And who the fuck is the Gremlins cartoon for?
I think its smarter if they highlighted their already existing catalog. Because I don't see how they generating revenue from their original programming. They're not selling advertising space (yet) and they're not making money from subscribers the way cable and satellite companies did in the past.

Speaking for myself, I more interested in the existing catalog than the original programming. All I ask is that it will always be available on your streaming service. None of this limited engagement stuff because you want to double dip and sell the rights to stream it somewhere else or you decide to release a special edition Bluray. Give me an opportunity to watch a movie at another time so this way I don't keep recording them and filling up space on my DVR.
 

LiddyRules

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#20
I think its smarter if they highlighted their already existing catalog. Because I don't see how they generating revenue from their original programming. They're not selling advertising space (yet) and they're not making money from subscribers the way cable and satellite companies did in the past.

Speaking for myself, I more interested in the existing catalog than the original programming. All I ask is that it will always be available on your streaming service. None of this limited engagement stuff because you want to double dip and sell the rights to stream it somewhere else or you decide to release a special edition Bluray. Give me an opportunity to watch a movie at another time so this way I don't keep recording them and filling up space on my DVR.
Follow up: what's Quibi? Quibli? Quibi.
 

LiddyRules

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#21
I'm not going to go back and find it, but someone - maybe even your pal Piggy, wondered if this was going to be what Warner Bros did when they launched their streaming service.

This is a perfect idea, and without even knowing the price, I'm in. HBO Now is $14.99 per month, Cinemax Now is $9.99 per month. DC streaming is $7.99 per month. So even if it's $25 per month, it's a bargain over what folks are currently paying. I'm going to guess it will be $19.99.

https://www.warnermediagroup.com/ne...ames-upcoming-direct-consumer-service-hbo-max


The only downside right now is I don't see TCM listed anywhere.
They also got the BBC mate. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/doctor-who-hbo-max-streaming-rights-1203288093/

Under the deal, HBO Max has also licensed several hundred episodes of multiple other hit BBC shows, namely “The Office,” “Top Gear,” “Luther,” and “The Honorable Woman.” The BBC properties join the ever-growing content library at the streamer which also includes “Friends,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Pretty Little Liars,” and a host of HBO properties like “The Sopranos,” “Sex and the City,” “Veep,” and “Game of Thrones.
 
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