Hear ye, hear ye! I bring a proclamation made by those most financial. Our beloved HBO Max will be dying next year. Summer! Of the year two thousand and twenty three to be exact, and from the ashes will rise something new… something better… something more Discovery Plus-y.
Yes yes, ’tis indeed a tragedy of our times, but on an earnings call with the honorable David Zaslav, Warner Bros Discovery CEO, ’twas confirmed as fact. Discovery Plus and HBO Max will be no more and thou can expect a new, more advance, content filled app to takest their place.
Okay, I’m done typing like that, it hurts my head. Anyways, yeah. HBO Max, which has been kinda sh*tty actually will be going away alongside Discovery Plus and we’ll be getting an un-named new app in their place.
Probably for the best. HBO Max has had its fair share of technical issues since its launch, and the service regularly struggles to handle premieres of popular shows like Euphoria – giving way to service interruptions and customer dissatisfaction.
Discovery Plus on the other hand is quite a bit more technically stable, per Zaslav. Combining the two would bring popular exclusive content from both services onto a much more stable platform. Win win.
This earnings call comes at a rough time for HBO Max fans as well; earlier in the week we learned of the film Batgirl being outright canceled even though it was rumored to be close to finished. This decision prompted many customers of HBO Max to fear more content cancelations and a bleak future for the service…
FEAR NOT, PEASANTS! Zaslav also made clear on the call that the majority of HBO Max content was good and very well-received, even supported wholly by the company at large.
So a move to merge services is one beneficial to both parties, we’re just waiting to learn what the new streaming service will be called and if there are any price increases coming with it. We do know from the call that Warner Bros Discovery is showing interest in a fee, ad-supported option as well. So only time will tell!
Let’s just hope the new service is actually less sh*tty. Fingies crossed.