There will be no merger between HBO Max y Discovery+, Warner Bros. Discovery has just announced that this proposal is out of their plans. Despite the fact that a few months ago the idea of a merger between HBO Max and Discovery+ was the one that was at the end of the tunnel, thanks to user complaints this will not take place.
Throughout the last few months, users have constantly expressed their complaints to the different platforms. This barrage of comments has obtained a response: the stoppage of a merger that, until now, was taken for granted. HBO Max and Discovery+ were going to form a single platform.
The situation that occurred with the news of a merger led to the cancellation of series and even movies, as indicated by José Carlos Pozo from Hobby Consolas. Among these cancellations are products such as Batgirl, Raised by Wolves or Westworld. Content from the platform that has already been hosted by other services was also removed..
Now with the new changes, HBO Max will remain as a platform independent from Discovery+ and vice versa. What will happen to all the content? It is not yet fully known what will happen, but as seen in The Wall Street Journal, there will be some rather drastic changes.
Discovery + will be independent of HBO Max, although it will change its name
HBO Max as we know it will disappear and, in its place, Max will appear. This new streaming content platform will have a good part of the content found within Discovery+, although the one that will have the greatest advantage will be Discovery+, which will include almost all content such as series and HBO Max movies.
The change of plans is a good idea since, according to what has been said, they will avoid a loss of subscribers by raising the price of the new platform that would be created from the merger of these two streaming services. But these plans do not stop there, since, in addition, Warner Bros. Discovery plans to launch a free service.
The key to this free service would be that it would have advertising. At the moment it seems that everything will stay as it is with a series of minimal changesWe will have to wait to see the arrival of Max on televisions and, above all, the changes that this new platform entails in a market full of options that have not stopped becoming more expensive.
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