• Welcome to OnlyTech Forums
    An online community for the tech enthusiasts!
    Log in or Register

Discovery will merge HBO max and Discovery+ into a single OTT service

Saichaitanya4496

Believe
News Columnist
Joined
11 Nov 2019
Messages
3,025
Solutions
1
Reaction score
4,413
Discovery — which is about to become Warner Bros. Discovery within the next month, when its merger with AT&T’s WarnerMedia closes — has confirmed its plans to combine its current streaming service Discovery Plus and WarnerMedia’s HBO Max into one service, rather than offer the two platforms as a bundle.

Discovery CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels, who will also serve as CFO of the newly combined Warner Bros. Discovery, said Monday during the Deutsche Bank 30th Annual Media, Internet & Telecom Conference that Discovery is making preparations to combine the two streamers, marking the first time the company has actually revealed its post-merger strategy for Discovery Plus and HBO Max, amid speculation they could remain solo platforms with bundling options. But before they are combined, Wiedenfels says the first step during integration will be some form of bundling, while the new company figures out the best way to merge the two platforms.

 

Esmail

Senior Editor, OnlyTech
News Columnist
Joined
31 Oct 2015
Messages
1,125
Solutions
1
Reaction score
2,390
Since Discovery+ already has a presence here in India, there is a big possibility of hotstar losing HBO content once this merged OTT is launched
If that reduces Hotstar subscription rate then good. Anyway the merged discovery hbo max subscription cost in India will be lower than in western countries.
 

Saichaitanya4496

Believe
News Columnist
Joined
11 Nov 2019
Messages
3,025
Solutions
1
Reaction score
4,413
Since Discovery+ already has a presence here in India, there is a big possibility of hotstar losing HBO content once this merged OTT is launched
BTW.. Hotstar already wasn't getting some HBO Originals recently like Landscapers and recently Lakers: Winning Time this month as well... They may loose old titles soon but ongoing titles like Succession or The Gilded Age would have to be bought back by HBO Max just like how Disney purchased Marvel TV shows back from Netflix.
If that reduces Hotstar subscription rate then good.
No way, they are gonna reduce the subscription. If they are successful in getting IPL rights back, there will be an increase in the subscription price ahead of 2023 season for sure...
 

iDJ

Elite
Contributor
Joined
23 Aug 2018
Messages
16,372
Solutions
1
Reaction score
19,170
Some Warner Cartoons like Baby Looney Tunes are already available. Anyhow I am not paying one rupee more than ₹200 for that app whether they got HBO content or not. Their app experience sucks.

 
Top Bottom
AdBlock Detected

We get it, advertisements are annoying!

Sure, ad-blocking software does a great job at blocking ads, but it also blocks useful features of our website. For the best site experience please disable your AdBlocker.

I've Disabled AdBlock