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HBO Max to be merged with Discovery + in 2023


Romier S
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Here you go:

 

https://variety.com/2022/digital/news/hbo-max-discovery-plus-merger-2023-1235333314/

 



Is the whole of a combined HBO Max-Discovery+ greater than its streaming parts? Warner Bros. Discovery is going to find out next year.

The media company announced a timeline for the two services to be fused together: HBO Max and Discovery+ will launch in the U.S. as a single service in the summer of 2023, according to JB Perrette, CEO and president of global streaming and interactive for Warner Bros. Discovery, speaking on the company’s Q2 earnings call.

“At the end of the day, putting all the content together was the only way we saw to make this a viable business,” Perrette told analysts. Bringing HBO Max and Discovery+ together is aimed at cutting churn so “there’s something for everyone in the household,” he said.

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21 hours ago, Romier S said:

45 post theatrical window no longer blanket policy and will be "case by case" 

https://decider.com/2022/08/05/hbo-max-movies-warner-bros-theatrical-window/

This is a killer. I was looking forward to watching Elvis soon. Why have your own service if not all of your content is going to be on there as well. Basically HBO is dead, this is going to be the 90 Day Fiancé streaming service with some old episodes of Game of Thrones floating around. 

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https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/hbo-max-layoffs-casey-bloys-reshapes-leadership-structure-1235199096/

 

As expected, layoffs have hit Casey Bloys’ HBO Max and HBO teams.



An estimated 14 percent of Bloys’ teams — an estimated 70 people — have been let go as part of the workforce reduction following the merger of Warner Media with Discovery. The moves are the latest step in cost-cutting for the combined Warner Bros. Discovery under CEO David Zaslav.

As part of the layoffs, Sarah Aubrey will continue to oversee the HBO Max originals drama slate and add international programming alongside the WBD international division led by Gerhard Zeiler. HBO Max comedy, however, will now fall under the oversight of HBO head of comedy Amy Gravitt with Max’s Suzanna Makkos reporting directly to the former. Gravitt, a well-regarded HBO veteran with a strong track record, will now oversee the combined comedy department. Joey Chavez, exec vp programming, will continue to report to Aubrey as a lead for Max dramas.

 

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Crazy speculation in Hollywood Reporter that Warner Discovery could be up for sale as soon as 2024.

 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/warner-bros-discovery-has-bigger-problems-than-its-dc-search-1235221804/

 

Really quite sick of these corporations playing beach volleyball with Hollywood history.

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