During the first week of August, users of hbo max Y Warner Bros were stunned by the release of six original films from their platform, as well as the cancellation of various productions, among which batgirl or the animated sequel to Scooby Doo.
These abrupt changes were taken by Warner Bros after its merger with Discovery to give life to Warner Bros Discoveryhowever, what was an open rumor was confirmed by David ZaslavCEO of Warner Bros Discovery+ when at a press conference with his shareholder group confirmed the merger of both multinationals and the disintegration of the successful streaming platform HBO MAX from 2023 in Latin America.
As expected, the decision made by the upper echelons of the Warner It took the millions of users who have contracted its streaming service by surprise and that is that as part of the inconvenience caused by this merger, through social networks with memes and jokes about the disintegration HBO MAX just over a year after its foundation in 2020.
According to its official website Warner Bros Discovery “is a global media and entertainment company that offers television, film, streaming and video game services”. Now, with what has been confirmed by David Zaslav, the new company will seek to merge the premium entertainment, news and sports content of WarnerMedia with the services of Discovery+.
According to what was commented by the senior executive of both multinationals, the merger will have as a priority to generate higher income based on quality and not on the number of productions: “Quality is what matters. Quality is what Casey and that team offer. It’s the best team in the business. We’re doubling down on that HBO team. They are all committed under contract and we are going to spend a lot more this year and next than what we spent last year in the year before, ”he remarked.
One of the revolutionary changes that the new conglomerate of shareholders will have, which owns popular brands such as HBO, CNN, Warner Bros., Eurosport and DC Comics It will be his desire to build and expand a Cinematic Universe like that of his greatest competitor Marvel Studios, having his “Kevin Feige”, within 10 years.
It should be remembered that Zaslav recently hired Alan Horn, former co-chairman of Walt Disney Studios from 2012 to 2020 and boss of Kevin Feige, the CEO of Marvel Studios: “It’s very similar to the structure that Alan Horn, Bob Iger and Kevin Feige created to great effect at Disney. We believe we can build a much stronger and sustainably growing business from DC”, he highlighted.
To finish another of the questions that mostly arose on social networks after the merger of Warner with Discovery+ It was about what happened to the subscription of HBOMAX, this question was answered by himselfor Zaslav who commented that they are analyzing three forms of subscription: Plan without ads, Plan with some ads and Plan with some ads.
However, this is for the future of the new platform so It is still unknown what will happen to the users who are part of HBO MAXit is expected that in the coming months before the end of 2022 I will hear of a joint statement to clarify this situation. Areas of overlap, such as the unscripted television unit behind reality TV shows, are also likely to be eliminated. hbo max such as “FBoy Island” and “The Hype,” given Discovery’s strength in the TV genre, said the executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity to Reuters.
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