HBO Max Broadcasts First Value Hike
HBO Max is getting dearer.
Warner Bros. Discovery introduced Thursday it was elevating the value of the streaming service for the primary time.
Starting immediately (January 12), the ad-free subscription price has been modified to $15.99 monthly.
Present subscribers will see the brand new worth efficient from their subsequent billing cycle on or after Saturday, February 11, 2023.
“This worth improve of 1 greenback will permit us to proceed to spend money on offering much more culture-defining programming and enhancing our buyer expertise for all customers,” the streaming service mentioned in an announcement.
The value hike sends the streaming service to the #1 spot, eclipsing Netflix’s $15.49 for its highest tier.
Most streaming providers have been rising their costs of late, with Apple TV+ rising 40% and Disney+ going from $8 to $11 for its ad-free providing.
Netflix, in the meantime, has elevated its worth a number of occasions over the past six years.
Information of HBO Max’s worth hike comes forward of its deliberate merge with Discovery+, the place the content material from each nations shall be out there in a single unified app.
That’s set to launch within the coming months.
The corporate took plenty of warmth for canceling a number of tasks in 2022, together with Batgirl, which was mentioned to have accomplished a lot of its manufacturing.
The community additionally reversed renewals for Minx and lower a number of reveals that had already aired from the service, together with Sesame Avenue Episodes, The Nevers, and a number of other extra.
One of many extra stunning cancellations was Westworld, which got canceled after four seasons.
Plans have been in place for a fifth and ultimate season, however Warner Bros. Discovery killed the present on account of cost-saving measures and the truth that the rankings for the present weren’t enhancing.
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