WB’s HBO Max Streaming Service.

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  1. Omegashark18

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    WarnerMedia's Streaming Service Officially Named HBO Max

    Launching in Spring next year, behold Disney+’s main competition.



    Will include, DC Universe, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TBS, CNN, TNT, New Line Cinema, truTV, and Boomerang.

    And apparently CW shows will be going here as well(IE Supernatural).
     
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    I'm not sure that's enough to knock Netflix off it's perch as, at least, the next best contender with Disney. But depending on the price this could be very desirable. Hard to see how they could make it less than $20 a month, given that HBO on its own is $15 a month now. And DC Universe as a standalone is around $8 I think. They could price themselves out. Friends is probably the most important thing they showed there, as it's got to be insanely popular with streamers.
     
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    I'm interested, but I don't really get why they would call it "HBO"-anything, rather than using the parent company clout, and going with "Warner Bros."-something. I mean, maybe the idea is that HBO is already known as a cable channel that people are used to paying extra for, but still.
     
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    Why hbo max? Why not WB max? Disney plus isn't called star wars plus. It's all Disney stuff so it's DISNEY plus. It's all of wb owned stuff not just hbo. People are just going to think it's another hbo on demand. What a dumb choice.

    Also is the dc and boomerang streams going to end or are they going to keep them going?
     
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    From the look of things, their likely going to get folded into this.
     
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    Thanks HBO, just what we needed, another streaming service.
     
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    Those are a lot of good channels. I do think that the name is going to have a negative effect on the branding ala the Nintendo Wii-U. Your average consumer is just going to assume HBO Max is another streaming service like HBO Go and HBO Now (which are almost indistinguishable already), and some might even think it’s bundled with Cinemax. I know that HBO has Sesame Street and family movies, but I also don’t see a lot of families really going for that when the HBO brand is associated with shows like Game of Thrones and The Sopranos, and there will obviously be shows like that on there as well. Compare that with Disney Plus. I have a lot of grievances with Disney as of late, but you can’t deny that the average person associates the Disney name with family entertainment, and they’ll have access to a huge catalogue of animated films, and I imagine they’ll have some sort of bundle with ESPN as well. I think Disney Plus definitely has an advantage there. Plus, we already know of a half dozen original big budget franchise shows on Disney’s service.

    As for Netflix, I think Netflix is going to shoot itself in the foot more than HBO Max will put any kind of dent in it. Netflix already has such an entrenched audience, and their name is synonymous with TV at this point in modern culture. With that being said, we’ll see how things go for them now that the majority of their most popular original shows are ending, and they’re starting to lose the streaming rights to hit shows like The Office.
     
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    This is a terribly misleading service name. Poor HBO are about to get inundated with complainers, naysayers, etc., and it's not even their service - this is all WarnerMedia's thing just with one of HBO's higher-ups calling some shots, while HBO itself will be just a network included among the other dozen.
     
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    What will inevitably happen with too many streaming services who will all likely raise their prices after a year.
     
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    Just gotta pick & choose. That’s the case for me at least.
     
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    I have a similar opinion, my family is also likely to get different services and share passwords. But too many streaming services and too many exclusive shows and people will start slipping again. Especially when it starts costing as much or more than cable and even then you'll likely be missing out on some shows.
     
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    So what happens to HBO Go then?
     
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    Another chapter in "How streaming became just as expensive as a single cable subscription" book, still in progress.
     
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    Seseme street has been superheroes before.




     
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    It's weird to me that Disney has the Muppets, but Warner Bros. has the Sesame Street characters...
     
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