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RollTide1987
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HBO Max is about to get nuked and folded into Discovery Plus

That's the rumor anyway.

They are also rumored to be having the scripted division of the platform axed and replaced with a division that focuses exclusively on unscripted content. We will probably get the official word tomorrow after the quarterly report is released. Batgirl was just the beginning. WB is about to get a MASSIVE overhaul.

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finchmeister08
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damn, i thought it would've been the other way around.


FredBear
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Wonder how this will affect the price? If it's much of an increase I'll probably drop it, I like HBO Max but Discovery doesn't have much that would interest me, certainly not enough to pay a significant increase.


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TigerinATL
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HBO is the bigger, stronger brand, I would expect Discovery to be folded into HBOMax.
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a division that focuses exclusively on unscripted content.

What does this mean, like are we getting more Cathouse and Atlantic City Hookers?


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damn, i thought it would've been the other way around


For real. HBOMax is probably the best pay streamer out there. (I have a soft spot for the free ones like Pluto and Tubi. But as far as premium content, Max is the best.)

The Warner Bros. library of films is my favorite.


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RLDSC FAN
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HBO is the bigger, stronger brand, I would expect Discovery to be folded into HBOMax.


Zaslav and his team are discovery


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Sl0thstronautEsq
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Batgirl was just the beginning. WB is about to get a MASSIVE overhaul.


They better keep Harley Quinn. Just watched the first episode last night and it was hilarious.


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bad93ex
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Kinda looking forward to this as long as I can access all the Shark Week stuff from my HBO sub


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rebelrouser
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why destroy the only thing working? they should sell it to someone who isn't a dumb arse because HBO is the best streaming service going and is about to kill its nemesis Netflix.


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iwyLSUiwy
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HBO Max is the best service out there. Not the biggest catalog, but overall the best quality. They also have double the subscribers that Discovery has. I'm sure it'll be the other way around.


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GetCocky11
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rumored to be having the scripted division of the platform axed


That wouldn’t make any sense


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RLDSC FAN
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Hollywood is abuzz with speculation approaching Warner Bros. Discovery’s first quarterly earnings since becoming the nation’s No. 2 entertainment giant on Thursday. Multiple insiders told TheWrap they expect Chief Executive Officer David Zaslav to announce a major restructuring of marquee streaming platforms HBO Max and Discovery+ during its results or soon after.

The move will result in a gutting of HBO Max, significant layoffs for its executives and staff to minimize redundancies with HBO and a combined streaming service with Discovery+ with a harder line separation between the scripted and unscripted content operations.



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Proximo
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So dumb. HBOMax is a known brand and has great word of mouth


Pax Regis
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I love HBOMax. Hope this isn’t true.


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The scripted HBO shows are some of the best TV out there right now.

We need less unscripted garbage.
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Sun God
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What shows does Discovery have to offer compared to HBO?


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I love HBOMax. Hope this isn’t true.



Merging the platforms makes technical sense but there is a huge cultural difference between people who watch D+ and HBOMax

I use my Cox credentials to stream Food Network stuff and constantly see ads for D+... It's literally all trashy "reality" TV shite that I have ZERO interest in watching
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TigerCub
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The scripted HBO shows are some of the best TV out there right now.


Exactly. Like where would these shows go?


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RLDSC FAN
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More news...

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HBO Max is expected to layoff around 70% of their development staff.

“Sounds like they’re not doing HBO Max scripted shows anymore with HBO taking over, so less scripted shows overall,” says one company insider.



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