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HBO Max and Discovery Plus to form new super streamer by 2023


Newly coined entertainment behemoth Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) has outlined its bold plans to merge HBO Max and Discovery Plus into a single streaming service.

Speaking at the company’s latest earnings call (opens in new tab), WBD executive JB Perrette announced ambitions to launch the still-unnamed platform by 2023 in the US.

The service in question will bring the extensive portfolios of WarnerMedia and Discovery Inc. under one streaming roof to provide “something for everyone in the household”, Perrette explained. At present, WBD’s network offering includes HBO, CNN, DC Comics, Discovery Channel, Food Network, HGTV, Magnolia Network, OWN, TBS and TNT.

“At the end of the day, putting all the content together was the only way we saw to make this a viable business,” Perrette told analysts.

The new streamer’s rollout will begin in the US next summer (i.e. between June and September 2023), before expanding ...


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