• Warner Bros. Discovery Is 'Doubling Down' On HBO, But What About HBO Max?

    9 days ago - By Slash Film

    In a Q2 earnings call with Warner Bros. Discovery investors Thursday afternoon, CEO David Zaslav outlined a bold new vision for the conglomerate he was hired to run only four months ago. The biggest news of the day centered on Zaslav's decision to merge HBO Max's subscriber base with Discovery+ (which claimed 24 million subscribers at the same Q1 juncture). Today, the company announced that at the end of Q2, HBO Max and Discovery+ had combined for 92.1 million subscribers. Do the rudimentary math, and it's obvious which streaming service is more valuable. Tally up the Emmy nominations, or...
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  • ‘In Pursuit Of John Walsh' Renewed For Season 4 As Investigation Discovery Sets Companion Series

    ‘In Pursuit Of John Walsh' Renewed For Season 4 As Investigation Discovery Sets Companion Series

    9 days ago - By Deadline

    EXCLUSIVE: Investigation Discovery is supersizing In Pursuit Of John Walsh. The Warner Bros Discovery-owned cable network has renewed the documentary series for a fourth season and has set an aftershow and a companion series. The series follows Walsh and his son Callahan Walsh as they bring fugitives to justice, find missing children and empower the...
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  • HBO Employees Are “Freaking Out” About the Future of Streaming

    HBO Employees Are “Freaking Out” About the Future of Streaming

    9 days ago - By No Film School

    With a move that came straight out of the left field, everyone is left wondering what could happen next.
    The industry is feeling the effects of Warner Bros. Discovery's break up with HBO Max.
    Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav's decision to release all of its upcoming features traditionally, in theaters, is messing with HBO Max's entire marquee. Although the streaming services remove and add titles constantly, the end of day-and-date and “Max Originals” releases is a huge loss for HBO Max.
    The merger of Discovery+ and HBO could mean significant layoffs for executives and staff to...
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  • HBO Max's death may be exaggerated

    HBO Max's death may be exaggerated

    9 days ago - By Up Worthy

    If you love HBO Max like we do, you've probably been quite stressed. This week has seen a nightmare situation emerge for the HBO Max and Discovery Plus merger. But in the Warner Bros. Discovery Q2...
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  • HBO Max and Discovery+ To Merge Into One Streaming Service

    9 days ago - By Coming Soon

    Warner Bros. Discovery announced its plans for the future of HBO Max, confirming that both HBO Max and Discovery+ would be merging with one another to create one giant streaming platform.
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    During a second-quarter earnings call, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav announced the move, saying that the new service will launch in the United States in the summer of 2023, with other regions set to follow in 2024. An official name for the service wasn't given, but it will look to encapsulate everything that both companies currently offer...
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  • Warner Bros. Discovery To “Spend Dramatically More” On HBO/HBO Max & “Lock Up” Majority Of Casey Bloys' Top Team

    9 days ago - By Deadline

    Warner Bros. Discovery is doubling down on HBO and HBO Max. President and CEO David Zaslav revealed that it will “spend dramatically more” on HBO and HBO Max programming this year and next year compared to what it spent in 2021. Execs, however, declined to give out any numbers. He added that the majority of...
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  • Warner Bros. Discovery Lost $3.4 Billion In First Quarter After The Merger

    Warner Bros. Discovery Lost $3.4 Billion In First Quarter After The Merger

    9 days ago - By Slash Film

    Warner Bros. Discovery has found itself at the center of a somewhat less-than-ideal quagmire of its own making, and that was before today's investor's call revealed the extent of the studio's financial losses in the immediate aftermath of this year's momentous merger. These sorts of business developments are typically made with an eye set squarely on future profits down the line - we're talking a timeframe of years and possibly even decades. As lucrative as those eventual windfalls may be, however, there's just no getting around the simple fact of the matter that Warner Bros. Discovery has...
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  • HBO Max And Discovery+ Will Officially Merge Into One Streaming Service In 2023

    HBO Max And Discovery+ Will Officially Merge Into One Streaming Service In 2023

    9 days ago - By Slash Film

    It's officially official: HBO Max and discovery+ are going to merge into one, big streaming service. The news was confirmed during Warner Bros. Discovery's recent quarterly earnings call, in which the media conglomerate laid out much of what we can expect from them in the future. This was key as the merger between WarnerMedia and Discovery had only just gotten underway during the previous quarterly call. As a result, in many ways, this was the coming out party for CEO David Zaslav's new version of the company. While the service itself did not receive a name during the presentation, it...
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  • Warner Bros. Discovery Confirms Kids' Content Cuts

    9 days ago - By Deadline

    Kids and animated content are set for a broad swathe of cuts across Warner Bros. Discovery. Yesterday, Deadline revealed that HBO Max had canceled Ellen DeGeneres' preschool series Little Ellen and it's emerged that this was part of a much wider strategy shift. Warner Bros. Discovery operates kids channels such as Cartoon Network and Boomerang...
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