HBO Max startet am 27. Mai in den USA

In den USA startet am 27. Mai der neue Streamingdienst HBO Max von WarnerMedia unter anderem mit Friends; The Big Bang Theory; (new) Doctor Who; Rick and Morty; The Boondocks; The Bachelor; Sesame Street; The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air sowie The Flight Attendant, von und mit Kaley Cuoco.

Hier die original Pressemitteilung:

“Our number one goal is having extraordinary content for everyone in the family, and the HBO Max programming mix we are so excited to unveil on May 27th will bear that out,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of Warner Media Entertainment and Direct-To-Consumer. “Even in the midst of this unprecedented pandemic, the all-star teams behind every aspect of HBO Max will deliver a platform and a robust slate of content that is varied, of the highest quality, and second to none. I’m knocked out by the breadth and depth of our new offering, from the Max originals, our Warner Bros library and acquisition titles from around the world, and of course the entirety of HBO.”
Consumers will quickly see that HBO Max is set apart by a foundation of loved brands built over decades but stitched together with a distinctive voice and product experience,” added Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer, HBO Max, President, TNT, TBS, and truTV. “Our team has meticulously selected a world class library catalogue and collaborated with top creators across all genres to offer a monthly cadence of original series and movies that we will program and promote for cultural impact.”
“It is thrilling to be approaching the launch of HBO Max so we can finally share the first wave of content our teams have been developing in partnership with a group of unparalleled creators,” said Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max. “The originals slate available at launch represents a diverse range of unique voices emblematic of the quality and scope of our programming still to come.”
After the initial launch, Max Originals will continue to premiere on the streamer at a regular cadence through summer and fall including The Flight Attendant, starring and executive produced by Kaley Cuoco, from Berlanti Productions and based on the novel by New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian; the highly anticipated Friends unscripted cast reunion special; all-new original episodes of the critically acclaimed DC fan favorite Doom Patrol;the return of the critically beloved mystery comedy Search Party with a brand new season; the three-part documentary series Expecting Amyan unfiltered and intimate view into comedian Amy Schumer’s life on tour creating a stand-up special during her difficult pregnancysci-fi series Raised by Wolves from director and executive producer Ridley Scott, the award-winning creator behind The Martian, Gladiator, and Blade Runner; the adult animated comedy Close Enoughfrom J.G. Quintel (creator of Cartoon Network’s Emmy-winning Regular Show), a hilarious look at the surreal life of a millennial family living with roommates; and Adventure Time: Distant Lands- BMO, the first of four breakout specials resurrecting Cartoon Network’s Emmy and Peabody award-winning franchise Adventure Time.
HBO Max will pull from WarnerMedia’s deep library of fan favorites including motion picture and TV series from Warner Bros.’ 100-year content collection, New Line, library titles from DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes, a selection of classic films curated in partnership with TCM, and more. HBO Max will also offer an extensive selection of third-party acquired series and movie titles that stand out in the expanding marketplace.
Inspired by the legacy of HBO’s excellence, unparalleled quality, and innovative, award-winning storytelling, the new offering will be bundled with the HBO service including all of HBO’s premium originals such as WestworldBig Little LiesGame of ThronesSex and the City, VeepThe WireCurb Your EnthusiasmInsecure, Succession,WatchmenBarry, Euphoria, The JinxThe Sopranos and more.
Highlights of the extensive WarnerMedia portfolio of programming and acquisitions that will be available on day one include the libraries of Friends; The Big Bang Theory(new) Doctor Who; Rick and MortyThe BoondocksThe BachelorSesame Street; The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirCW shows such as Batwoman, Nancy Drew, and Katy Keenethe first season of DC’s Doom PatrolThe O.C.; Pretty Little Liarsthe CNN catalogue of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknownand much more. Soon after, the platform offering will continue to grow adding the libraries of South ParkGossip Girl, The West Wingand more within the first year of launch.
In addition to series, specials, and docs, HBO Max will feature a library of more than 2,000 feature films within the first year. Audiences will be able to watch 700 blockbuster films via the HBO service, including Crazy Rich Asians, A Star is BornAquamanand Joker, as well as films acquired specifically for HBO Max via Warner Bros., the Criterion Collection, and the acclaimed Studio Ghibli. Streaming for the first time ever in the U.S., 20 films from Japan’s legendary Studio Ghibli animation house will be available on HBO Max at launch, including Academy Award® winner Spirited Away and Academy Award nominees Howl’s Moving Castle and The Tale of the Princess Kaguyaas well as fan favorites My Neighbor TotoroPrincess MononokePonyo, and Kiki’s Delivery Service. Fans of all ages will be able to enjoy these wonder-filled films any time they want.
In addition to the premium acquired content on the platform, the WarnerMedia portfolio gives HBO Max the opportunity to curate from 100 years of the most iconic films ever made, as well as access to a library of new theatrical hits. Available films will include Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, The Matrix, The Goonies, When Harry Met Sally, The Lord of the Rings, Citizen Kane, Gremlins, and the Lego movies, along with every DC film from the last decade, including Wonder WomanJustice League, and every Batman and Superman movie from the last 40 years.

Wann kommt HBO Max nach Deutschland?

Wann und ob HBO Max nach Deutschland kommt steht nicht fest. Am 30.10.2019 wurde erst der Vertrag von Sky als Partner für HBO verlängert.

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Unterföhring, 30. Oktober 2019 – Sky, Europas führendes Direct-to-Consumer Medien- und Entertainment-Unternehmen, und Warner Media, Heimat von HBO, Turner und Warner Bros., haben ihre langjährige Partnerschaft im Rahmen eines neuen Vertrags verlängert. Dieser wird künftig noch mehr Koproduktionen von Sky Studios und HBO beinhalten.

Durch die Verlängerung des Programm-Deals innerhalb der europäischen Sky Märkte werden Sky und Sky Ticket Kunden über viele Jahre hinweg die preisgekrönten Programminhalte von HBO, Warner Bros. und der Turner-Sender TNT Serie, TNT Comedy, TNT Film, Boomerang und Cartoon Network, genießen können.

Im Jahr 2010 (in Deutschland 2012) wurde der Output-Deal erstmals zwischen Sky und HBO geschlossen, Sky war von da an die Heimat von HBO in Europa. Seitdem festigte sich die Partnerschaft stetig und brachte die Sky Kunden in den Genuss großartiger Serien wie „Watchmen“, „Succession“ und „Big Little Lies“ sowie preisgekrönter Sky Originals wie „Patrick Melrose“, „Britannia“ und „Gomorrha – Die Serie“ auf dem Sender Sky Atlantic HD.

Der neue Deal umfasst auch die Verlängerung der Pay-TV-Rechte für Erstausstrahlungen der Warner Bros. Filme, womit die bereits bestehende Partnerschaft weiter gestärkt wird, und den Sky Kunden mehr Filme von Warner Bros. als je zuvor zur Verfügung stehen. Die Vereinbarung beinhaltet darüber hinaus mehr On-Demand-Inhalte der Marken Cartoon Network und Boomerang.

Die Vertragsverlängerung unterstreicht die Stellung von Sky als herausragendem Inhalte- und Rechte-Partner in Europa und bestätigt Sky als führende Plattform, die 24 Millionen Kunden in den sieben europäischen Sky Märkten erreicht.