‘Buddies’ to Leave Netflix for HBO Max, AT&T’s New Streaming Service – The New York Times
Today a streaming war is brewing: Everyone is anticipating a streaming future. The Walt Disney Company, which already owns Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm, desired more content for its streaming service and last year vanquished Comcast to buy the bulk of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox media empire. That suggests homes like “Avatar” are now part of Disney and will likely be consisted of in its online TV service, which is slated to debut by November. Don’t forget there’s Apple and Amazon Prime and, one day, perhaps even Facebook.Another method to look
at it:”Avengers “will be available only on Disney streaming; “Buddies” will be on HBO Max; and” Complete stranger Things “will just be on Netflix. Call it the content cold war.What we do
n’t understand: How much HBO Max will cost consumers. But it will likely not be a lot more than $ 15 a month since that’s how much HBO costs by itself, and AT&T can’t reduce that price without upsetting its cable partners. Still, at $15 (possibly plus dollar or 2 more), HBO Max would be more pricey than practically any other service out there.
Netflix’s standard strategy costs $13, Hulu’s commercial-free version chooses $12, and Amazon offers video with its Prime subscription at $119 a year, or just under $10 a month. Apple has thought about making its streaming product, scheduled for a fall rollout, totally free to Apple consumers. And Disney will charge $7, with a discount for consumers paying a year in advance.Why call it HBO Max
? This is how the news release discussed it:” Anchored with and influenced by the legacy of HBO’s excellence and acclaimed storytelling, the brand-new service will be ‘Maximized’with a comprehensive collection of special initial shows(Max Originals)and the best-of-the-best from WarnerMedia’s huge portfolio of beloved brands and libraries.”
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