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We’re getting closer to the launch date of several new streaming services, and we’ve been learning more about each of them. In this post, we’re sharing details from the upcoming AT&T streaming service, HBO Max.
After some speculation about what AT&T would call their new stream service, and months of media outlets referring to it as the Warner Media streaming service, we now know that the name will be HBO Max.
Originally, we heard that the streaming service would launch in late 2019. AT&T has now confirmed that HBO Max will launch in Spring 2020.
The cost of HBO Max has not been confirmed yet, but we’ve seen reports that the cost will be $16-17 per month.
We now know that when HBO Max launches, we’ll be seeing a library of existing HBO content, Warner Media content, and many new original shows. The library will be huge, with AT&T announcing that we’ll be seeing 10,000 hours of premium content from the following networks:
- Warner Brothers
- New Line
- DC Entertainment
- The CW
- Turner Classic Movies
- Cartoon Network
- Adult Swim
- Rooter Teeth
- Looney Tunes
- …and more
In addition to the library of existing content, we’ll also see exclusive new content, which the company is calling Max Originals. Check out this post for a short summary on every original show being developed for HBO Max.
Some highlights of the shows and movies that will be available include:
- Exclusive rights to all 236 episodes of Friends
- All episodes of Fresh Prince of Bel Air
- All episodes Pretty Little Liars
- Exclusive streaming rights to new series from The CW and DC
- Four new young adult movies from Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine studio
The Other HBO Streaming Services
Since the announcement of the name of this streaming service and the content that will be available, there have been a lot of questions about what this means for HBO Now and HBO Go. In a statement, AT&T said that they would not be eliminating the two existing services when HBO Max launches.