HBO Max sees subscribers surge due to Warner Bros. movies debuting direct to streaming

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Releasing hits like ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ for free on the service the same day the film landed in theaters has paid off. AT&T has reported that HBO and HBO Max had a terrific first quarter of 2021, reports Deadline . The company’s subscription and streaming services added 2.7 million subscribers in the quarter that just ended. That subscriber growth can be thanked in large part to WarnerMedia’s controversial decision to release all 2021 Warner Bros. films on HBO Max the same day they debut in theaters. Read Full Story

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Can ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ save Christmas? And HBO Max?

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AT&T WarnerMedia has struggled against Netflix, Disney Plus, and Apple. Now it’s asking its hottest superhero to save the day. Six months into HBO Max’s wobbly launch, the streaming service is finally getting the shot in the arm that it needs in order to catch up to rivals: a splashy tentpole movie that the world has been salivating to see. Read Full Story

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The definitive ranking of streaming services as we head into 2021

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Now that Netflix has a full slate of competitors, where does it stand compared with Disney Plus, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV Plus, and Peacock? The streaming wars reached new levels of competitive zeal in 2020 with the arrival of yet more services—most notably, HBO Max and Peacock—thus ratcheting up the need for players to prove their distinctiveness to customers overwhelmed by a dizzying array of choices. Over the course of the year came surprise hits in the form of an eccentric tiger trainer, an enigmatic chess champion, and an irrepressibly upbeat (yet totally unskilled) soccer coach, and surprise showings of meant-for-theaters movies such as Hamilton and the Borat sequel. Read Full Story

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HBO Max’s new Looney Tunes get back to basics—and that’s refreshing

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Instead of dragging Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck into the 21st century, these new cartoons celebrate their 1940s roots, with classic gags and funny drawings. Nearly 20 months after AT&T’s WarnerMedia announced plans to meld content from its myriad brands into a streaming service, HBO Max is finally launching today. And one of its signature shows stars an 85-year-old, an 83-year-old, and an (almost) 80-year old—veteran entertainers who once starred in some of the greatest comedy films ever made. Read Full Story

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Netflix’s rollout of its 2021 movies sends a message to rivals Disney, HBO

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The streaming giant’s slate of films this year includes more than 60 titles bursting with A-list talent. Last year, Netflix dropped a Twitter thread announcing its slate of 2020 movies. This year it’s upped the ante, perhaps sensing that in a world now populated by Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max, and others , the company needs to strut its stuff with a little more hoopla. Read Full Story

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