HBO Max is a new subscription video on demand service that will be launched on May 27, 2020. It is a joint venture between HBO and Warner Bros. Discovery, and it will be based around the libraries of both companies. The service will provide access to a wide variety of TV shows and movies. Users will be able to access their favorite shows, movies, and sports events.
HBO Max lags behind Netflix and Disney Plus in original programming. The Covid-19 pandemic and shutdowns in the movie and television industries have caused several productions to go on pause, and the day-one launch slate is not impressive. However, there are some highlights. The streaming service offers several movies and television series produced by Warner Bros. and HBO, as well as many other titles from other companies. HBO Max also no longer offers day-and-date theatrical releases.
HBO Max has also been quietly scrapping a number of shows. Among them are Mrs. Fletcher, Run, Camping, and more. These decisions are likely to save the company money on residuals. The cuts are part of a series of changes that are occurring ahead of the merger. The company also has cut a number of employees.
HBO Max has also dropped a few shows from its lineup over the past couple weeks. Some of the titles that have been pulled from the streaming service include Warner Bros. movies, and some original series from HBO. Some of these shows have struggled to garner attention, and the company has withdrawn them from the platform. The service has also discontinued the holiday-themed reality dating show “12 Dates of Christmas” and a few others.