WarnerMedia Changes Their Plans, Again
HBO Max and DiscoveryPlus will eventually merge into a combined streaming service. HBO Max was just released and the audience is confused about the removed content.
As usual Warner Bros and Discovery Plus are having a hard time following protocol. It’s reported that the mother company has over 6 billion USD in debt and therefore caught up in a chaotic situation with layoffs and axed projects. With the cancelled Batgirl which was going nowhere, CEO David Zaslav and his team are up to another change.
The streamers HBO Max and Discovery Plus will be a combined streaming service in the U.S, released in the summer of 2023. In addition to that, another plan is to have a free ad-supported streaming service. Something that has only been in speculation for months now and finally revealed. The international launch of the new streamer will be as follows: Latin America by fall 2023, Europe in 2024, Asia pacific in mid-2024 and new markets in fall 2024.
“We’re focused on launching our combined SVOD product with ad-free and ad-lite offerings,” said streaming CEO JB Perrette.
Following this news, there have been unsolicited reports that HBO Max has been deleting content on the platform without hesitations or warning.
“The content being targeted for removal tends to be shows and movies that are not performing on the service but have an opportunity for a partial write-off,” per that report.
These contents ha been removed lately:
- An American Pickle
- Charm City Kings
- Czech It Out
- Final Space
- Full Bloom
- Here and Now
- Locked Down
- Mrs. Fletcher
- The Witches (2020)
The CEO of Waner Bros Discovery has said the axing of programs and films was due to a tax break. How much of that are true remains to be seen.