WarnerMedia and YouTube TV has recently announced a distribution agreement that will take HBO and Cinemax to the Google-held live TV streaming service for the initial time as well as, prominently, WarnerMedia’s latest service HBO Max, ready to originate this spring.
What This Means For YouTube Users
That indicates that YouTube TV consumers will have the choice to add-on either HBO or Cinemax to their ongoing subscription, as they can today on different streaming services like Hulu.
Alternately, they will be capable to opt for HBO Max’s extended streaming service instead.
The current agreement will further let YouTube TV proceed to provide the WarnerMedia networks TNT, truTV, TBS, CNN, HLN, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, and Cartoon Network, which have been open to YouTube TV since 2018.
HBO Max is WarnerMedia’s earlier announced direct-to-customer streaming service, which involves the HBO archives as well as movies from Warner Bros., third-party authorised programs and 31 Max Originals.
Coupled with HBO series, HBO Max will run 69 originals in its initial year.
Amongst these is a “Gossip Girl” series, a Mindy Kaling drama called “College Girls,” an adoption of the famous novel “Circe,” a superhero series “DC Superhero High,” a “Grease” reboot, “The Green Lantern,” an Issa Rae comedy, a modern documentary on Anthony Bourdain, a documentary on Amy Schumer, and additional scripted and unscripted programs.
When Will The Service And What Will It Cost?
The company announces that the service will start in May with 10,000 hours of cinema and TV, but will proceed to increase over time.
It is estimated to cost $14.99 every month.
With the uniting of HBO, YouTube TV watchers can obtain access to programs like “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” “Big Little Lies,” “Succession,” “Barry,” “The Outsider,” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” along with classics like “Game of Thrones,” “The Wire” and “Sex and the City.”
Forthcoming HBO releases will incorporate “High Maintenance,” “My Brilliant Friend,” “The Plot Against America,” “The Undoing” and “I Know This Much Is True.”
Meantime, Cinemax carries its slate of originals, adding “Strike Back,” “Trackers” and “Gangs of London,” and movies like “Boy Erased,” “First Man” and “Bad Times at the El Royale.”
While HBO and Cinemax are given to cord-cutters as over-the-top subscriptions in several places, WarnerMedia’s distribution strategies for HBO Max are merely now beginning to be exposed.
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