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WarnerMedia Hiring 200 On Eve Of HBO Max Launch 05/19/2020

How do I get HBO Max? And why so many HBO products? For HBO Subscribers Through Cable & Streaming, HBO Max Will Require App to Get Full Set of Content
Adrian Cunningham | 22 May, 2020, 13:51

Announced a year ago, HBO Max will offer a new premium streaming service option for subscribers that encompasses a large array of content from WarnerMedia.

AT&T has committed to spending $4 billion on HBO Max over the next three years - including programming development and the costs of forgoing some licensing revenues in order to feature movies and TV content on HBO Max. All of Verizon's existing Fios customers who subscribe to HBO or HBO Now will get immediate access to HBO Max at launch and at no extra cost.

So far, that includes series such as Rick and Morty, Doctor Who, South Park, Friends, and more, alongside original series and other content being produced specifically for HBO Max. Those customers can use their Fios login credentials to access HBO Max either on supported devices through the app or via desktop. But more importantly, it means that they can capture valuable data. In addition, HBO Max will be available to smaller ops through an agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC). All remaining and new customers will be able to purchase HBO Max directly from Cox. "While we don't typically comment on specific deal terms or negotiations, the fact is that in this instance while we believe that HBO Max would benefit greatly from distribution on Roku at launch, we do not now have an agreement in place".

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HBO Max will now be available through select Samsung TV models from 2016 through 2020.

Through the NCTC agreement with WarnerMedia, HBO Max will be made available at launch to independent cable and broadband operators including WOW!; Atlantic Broadband; RCN, Grande Communications and Wave; and MCTV. HBO Max, touted as including everything available on HBO along with a slew, will be available only in the U.S.to start. However, the service still doesn't have distribution deals in place with important partners including Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Comcast.

It has also spent the past 14 months pushing to prepare the launch, including navigating around unforeseeable technical and production complications created by the pandemic, starting in mid March.