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What the hell is going on with HBO Max? What does this have to do with Discovery+?

HBO Max, the home of hit HBO shows, Warner Bros. and DC Comics movies, along with original series like the Sex and the City revival and How To, is getting some big changes this week as news, the owner plans a new strategy for the broadcaster and its affiliated entertainment brands, including Warner Bros. movie studios, TBS, TNT and CNN.

However, in 2023 summer, starting in the US, Warner Bros. Discovery will begin the process of merging HBO Max with its corporate cousin Discovery+, the reality TV home of Food Network, HGTV, Magnolia Network, TLC and Discovery Channel. This will create one major streaming service owned by Warner Bros. Discovery. But what does this really mean for each service’s subscribers?

We explain why the popular streaming service, with a combined subscription of 92 million households (the majority of which is HBO Max), is changing.

HBO Max logo.  Big changes are coming to the popular streaming service, it was announced this week.

Why is HBO Max changing at all? Why is it bundled with Discovery+?

HBO Max is a streaming service launched by the company formerly known as WarnerMedia, which included premium cable channel HBO, as well as programming from cable networks including TBS, TNT and CNN, and the Warner Bros. movie studio. WarnerMedia was formerly owned by AT&T, but in 2021 the conglomerate announced that it would spin off WarnerMedia and merge it with Discovery, the company that includes networks such as Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network and streaming service Discovery+. The merger became official in April, and the new company is now called Warner Bros. Discovery”.

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