HBO Max Launch Date Announced
Today, WarnerMedia announced details on the launch of its new streaming platform, HBO Max, which will be coming to the United States on May 27th 2020.
HBO Max offers an impressive direct-to-consumer experience with 10,000 hours of premium content including the entire HBO service, together with beloved franchises, titles past and present from Warner Bros., the best of the best from around the world, and a monthly offering of new Max Originals which guarantee something for everyone in the house – from preschoolers to teens to grownups – with scripted and unscripted series, docs, animation for kids and adults, and movies.
HBO Max will pull from WarnerMedia’s deep library of fan favorites including motion picture and TV series from Warner Bros.’ 100-year content collection, New Line, library titles from DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes, a selection of classic films curated in partnership with TCM, and more.
Many popular movies such as Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, The Matrix, The Goonies, When Harry Met Sally, The Lord of the Rings, Citizen Kane, Gremlins, and the Lego movies, along with every DC film from the last decade, including Wonder Woman, Justice League, and every Batman and Superman movie from the last 40 years.
They have also unveiled its slate of premium Max Originals that will be available to viewers on DAY ONE. The slate includes the scripted comedy Love Life, starring Anna Kendrick; Sundance 2020 Official Selection feature documentary On the Record; underground ballroom dance competition series Legendary; Craftopia, hosted by YouTube sensation LaurDIY; the all-new Looney Tunes Cartoons, from Warner Bros. Animation; and Sesame Workshop’s The Not Too Late Show with Elmo.
It will also offer an extensive selection of third-party acquired series and movie titles that will include some 20th Century Studios content. Due to an existing contract that 20th Century Fox made with HBO years ago, they have access to all 20th Century Studio movies until 2021. This means recent hits like “Call of the Wild” and “Spies In Disguise”, along with other new movies, will be available on HBO Max before they are able to move to Disney+.
In this screenshot from a “First Look” at the interface from a few months ago, that shows two movies from 20th Century Studios, “The Kid Who Would Be King” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days”.
HBO Max is going to be another huge subscription platform for the United States, with a huge amount of content and it will be major competition for Hulu and Disney+.
HBO Max will be priced at $14.99 a month, which is the same price as HBO’s streaming service and those already subscribed to HBO Now will get HBO Max at no extra charge.
Will you be getting HBO Max?