The countdown to the arrival of HBO Max in Spain has begun. The video-on-demand platform has virtually presented to the media today its great assets to become the benchmark in home entertainment as of next October 26th. But the big question for already subscribers of HBO is what really changes.
Union of five entertainment giants
HBO teams up with other great content generators and now brings together the best entertainment, movies, kids’ programming and original series from Warner Bros., HBO, DC, Cartoon Network y Max Originals in one place for the first time in Europe, which means that it multiplies its content. HBO Max will launch first in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Spain and Andorra on October 26, 2021 and later in Central and Eastern Europe and Portugal in 2022. HBO Max will launch in seven other countries next year including the Countries Netherlands, Turkey, Greece, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
As part of the launch event, the first preview of ‘The House of the Dragon’, the series that was born from the ‘Game of Thrones’ universe, along with a first look at exclusive clips from the third season of ‘Succession’ and ‘The Peacemaker’, and in a special message, Sarah Jessica Parker also announced December as the release month of ‘And Just Like That…’
— HBO Max Latinoamérica. (@HBOMaxLA) October 5, 2021
From cinema to TV in 45 days
HBO Max offers truly engaging, family-friendly programming from WarnerMedia’s top brands, hosted across five hubs: Warner Bros., HBO, Max Originals, DC, and Cartoon Network. In another first, fans and customers will be able to enjoy the Warner Bros movies on HBO Max just 45 days after theatrical release, starting this year in the Nordic countries, and starting next year in Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Greece, Iceland and Central and Eastern Europe.
“HBO Max comes to Europe, bringing with it the Best Movies and TV Shows of Warner Bros 100 Years Along with HBO, Max Originals, DC and Cartoon Network “said Johannes Larcher, director of HBO Max International. “From ‘Singing in the Rain’ to ‘Matrix’, from ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘Mare of Easttown’, from ‘The Flight Attendant’ to ‘The White Lotus’, from ‘Superman’ to ‘Joker’, or from ‘Bugs Bunny’ to ‘Scooby-Doo’, we really have something for all members of the family to enjoy, with a superior viewing experience. Soon, HBO Max will have launched in 27 territories in Europe and 67 worldwide, and we are not done yet, with much more to come as we aim to be present in 190 territories by 2026 ”
HBO Max’s vast and diverse catalog offers programming loved by all. Warner Bros titles include Harry Potter, Godzilla vs. Kong, Dunkirk, The Lord of the Rings, The Shining and A Clockwork Orange. There are DC movies like Joker, Wonder Woman 1984, Aquaman, Batman v Superman, and Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
There’s groundbreaking original programming from HBO like Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, Succession, Secrets of a Marriage, The Undoing, 30 Coins, Everything Else, Sex and the City and Euphoria. Max’s hit originals include The Flight Attendant, Gossip Girl, Raised by Wolves, and Friends: The Reunion. Iconic new family favorites include Tom and Jerry, The Powerpuff Girls, and the Looney Tunes.
Same price as HBO: 8.99 euros
HBO Max will be attractively priced with a new annual subscription offering 12 month access for the price of eight, which is a savings of more than 30%, and reduces the monthly cost to approximately € 5.99 in Spain and Finland. In addition, the monthly subscription will be reduced for customers in the Nordic countries and a monthly price already attractive for customers in Spain (8.99 euros). In addition to this, special subscription offers for new customers will be announced before the service goes live on October 26.
“We have entertained fans in Europe since our first HBO television channel was launched in Hungary in 1991, and we have been broadcasting on the continent for over a decade with our HBO-branded streaming services. HBO Max represents the arrival of a new service that will take this to another level, offering an improved viewing experience and a much broader line of content of the best entertainment for the whole family at a very attractive price. We are delighted to bring HBO Max to Europe for fans and customers to enjoy, ”said Christina Sulebakk, Managing Director of HBO Max EMEA.
In addition to iconic global US content, HBO Max will host hours of entertainment from some of Europe’s leading creators under the Max Originals banner. Upcoming originals include Kamikaze (Denmark), Todo lo Otro (Spain), Venga Juan (Spain), ¡García! (Spain), Beforeigners Season 2 (Norway), Ruxx (Romania), The Informant (Hungary), The Thaw (Poland), Still Here (Poland) and many more will be announced in the coming months.
HBO Max will be deployed on a new global technology platform, bringing with it a Enhanced streaming experience with new product features and functionality, offering content tailored to individual users through personalized selections and recommendations. Subscribers will also be able to personalize their HBO Max profile, creating a more powerful sense of connection to the platform and allowing parents to create child profiles, with parental controls to ensure that each child sees age-appropriate content.
– HBO Max Spain (@HBOMaxES) October 5, 2021
HBO Max will be available to watch on a variety of devices through various distribution partners and in the browser through HBOMax.com. Customers will be able to pay through major payment partners, including VISA, Mastercard, and PayPal. HBO Max will be available to new customers as well as existing HBO Spain, HBO Nordic, HBO Go and HBO Portugal customers (billed directly or through eligible partners).
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