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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#11
Anamaniacs - A look at bipolar people with eating disorders
 

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.
 
#22
Announcements coming at 6 pm today. Apparently they scrapped the GOT prequel series but will have some high budget DC projects in the works. They also have the entire Studio Ghibli catalog.
 
#23
Game of Thrones': Naomi Watts-Led Prequel Dead at HBO

The untitled Game of Thrones prequel from Jane Goldman is not moving forward at HBO.

Said to focus on the "Age of Heroes" and the first-ever battle between man and White Walker, Goldman's project — which had filmed a pilot over the summer — will not be advancing to series, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. According to sources, Goldman e-mailed the cast to share the news. HBO, as it typically does on projects in development, declined comment.

The news comes shortly after word of HBO nearing a deal to produce a second pilot based in the world of Game of Thrones, from the minds of author George R.R. Martin and Ryan J. Condal. The series is said to focus on the reign of Targaryen kings in the lead-up to the events of Game of Thrones, aligning the vision of the project much more closely to the days of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) than the now-scrapped Naomi Watts-starring prequel — though still quite a bit earlier than the events of the Emmy-winning HBO series, which wrapped its final season in May.

Following the series finale, THR spoke with HBO's Casey Bloys for an update on timing for the next iteration in the Thrones franchise. His response at the time: "We're shooting the pilot in June, you can do the math and figure out when it would be on the air. What I'm not doing is working backwards by saying, 'This has to be on the air by this date.' We want to do the best show possible. This is a pilot, so we're doing it the old-fashioned way, which is shooting a pilot. My expectation is it will be great and we'll move forward and it'll move along on a regular TV timetable. I don't want to speculate any dates."

Featuring a sprawling cast including Watts, Miranda Richardson, Joshua Whitehouse, Marquis Rodrigez and more, Goldman's untitled Thrones prequel was said to take place during the Age of Heroes, thousands of years before the events of Thrones. In this period of Westeros history, the Seven Kingdoms weren't even a twinkle in the eye, as the continent was separated into dozens of their own kingdoms. It was an age dominated by heroic figures like Bran the Builder, credited with creating the Wall, and Lann the Clever, credited with founding House Lannister.

HBO's logline added: "Only one thing is for sure: From the horrifying secrets of Westeros' history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend — it's not the story we think we know." Now, it is a story that will not be told.

That HBO would pass on this Thrones prequel comes as a shocker, but is not totally out of the blue. The original pilot for what would become the premium cable network's biggest hit ever was originally reshot, recast and redeveloped. Sources say HBO wasn't thrilled with the final cut of the Watts-led pilot and asked for changes in edits before scrapping the entire thing. Still, expanding the world of Thrones remains a top priority for the pay cabler, which is under new parent company WarnerMedia (formerly AT&T). This is the first time HBO has ever revisited one of its scripted originals — announced before its Deadwood movie (which provided a proper ending for the series) and the upcoming Sopranos feature. Game of Thrones is a global mega-hit and huge revenue driver for the Casey Bloys-led network. The franchise is worth billions, with foreign sales and merchandising factored in.

HBO, for its part, has been on an aggressive buying spree as it looks to compete with billion-dollar streaming competitors from the likes of Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and forthcoming Apple TV+, among others. The Thrones library will be a key asset for WarnerMedia's own arrival into the streaming wars, with HBO Max expected to launch in April.

The pilot pass arrives a day after Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss walked away from a planned trilogy of Star Wars feature films. The duo, who will be credited as executive producers on anything Thrones related at HBO, departed their overall deal with the premium outlet for a five-year, $250 million film and TV pact with Netflix.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/game-thrones-naomi-watts-led-prequel-dead-at-hbo-1250795
 
#24
AT&T reportedly spending $2 billion on this. Will be free if you have AT&T or HBO.
 
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