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The big HBO Max international expansion just got a launch date

The big HBO Max international expansion just got a launch date

HBO Max is finally spreading outside of the US, with the streaming service set to launch internationally in its first new markets. Come June 2021, WarnerMedia announced today, HBO Max will be available in 39 territories across Latin America and the Caribbean, with content both familiar and new.

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HBO’s The Last of Us has found its Ellie and Joel

HBO’s The Last of Us has found its Ellie and Joel

Back in November, HBO confirmed that it had ordered a new series based on PlayStation's The Last of Us franchise. At the time, HBO announced that Neil Druckmann from Naughty Dog and Craig Mazin, who was writer and producer on HBO's Chernobyl, would serve as the writers and producers of the show, but didn't have any casting announcements to make. That all changed this week, with HBO confirming that it has cast the roles of Joel and Ellie.

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HBO Max claims Justice League Snyder Cut release date

HBO Max claims Justice League Snyder Cut release date

This week HBO Max confirmed that they would, indeed, be releasing the so-called "Snyder Cut" of the Justice League movie. They'll be bringing this version of the movie to their streaming platform in March of 2021, where users will be able to see the... few minutes of extra footage that makes this version earn its name. To celebrate the release, HBO released several new posters for the cut.

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HBO Max will add DC Universe shows and other hits next month

HBO Max will add DC Universe shows and other hits next month

Back in August, DC Comics' chief creative officer Jim Lee revealed that DC Universe, the company's subscription service, would be transformed into a comics-only platform. The DC Universe shows currently available to subscribers would be making their way to HBO Max as their new streaming home, something we finally have more details about.

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HBO Max will stream every Warner Bros. 2021 movie on release day

HBO Max will stream every Warner Bros. 2021 movie on release day

Warner Bros will release all of its 2021 movies simultaneously on HBO Max, an industry-shaking decision that demonstrates just how much impact the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have on entertainment. The 2021 film slate will still get theatrical releases worldwide, Warner Bros. Pictures Group said today, however it will also be releasing them for an exclusive - and time limited - HBO Max period in the US.

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Amazon’s Prime Video Channels may soon lose HBO option

Amazon’s Prime Video Channels may soon lose HBO option

Amazon offers its subscribers access to 'Prime Video Channels,' which is a direct way for Amazon users to sign up for certain third-party video streaming services like HBO, Starz, and more. Though Prime Video Channels isn't going anywhere, a new report suggests that WarnerMedia may remove HBO from the roster in order to bolster its competing HBO Max streaming service.

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HBO officially orders The Last of Us adaptation based on hit games

HBO officially orders The Last of Us adaptation based on hit games

Months after HBO first teased fans with a tweet, the company has officially ordered a series based on hit video game The Last of Us. Many of the details we heard back in March were confirmed by HBO on Friday, including that Naughty Dog and PlayStation Productions are among the producers behind the upcoming series.

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HBO Max will be the streaming home for a brand new Conan O’Brien show

HBO Max will be the streaming home for a brand new Conan O’Brien show

WarnerMedia has announced a new deal with Conan O'Brien that it says will 'extend' the relationship between the two. The new deal revolves around streaming service HBO Max, the destination for a new weekly variety show starring the late-night television host. O'Brien has been on television for 28 years, including a decade-long run on TBS.

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HBO Max released to Amazon Fire TV and tablets

HBO Max released to Amazon Fire TV and tablets

This week Warner Media announced they'd be bringing HBO Max to a whole bunch of Amazon devices. Included in the mix are not only Amazon Fire tablets, but Amazon Fire TV streaming devices and Fire TV Edition smart TVs, too. This expansion to Amazon devices should be a massive win for HBO and the HBO Max brand as the world launches into the holiday gift-giving season 2020.

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Wonder Woman 1984 movie may get another big release change

Wonder Woman 1984 movie may get another big release change

Wonder Woman 1984, the movie that has experienced several theatrical premiere delays this year due to the pandemic, is currently scheduled to finally hit theaters on Christmas. That plan may fall through, though, according to reports from insiders who claim that a couple of other options are also being considered.

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HBO Max will get five big Comedy Central shows as part of new deal

HBO Max will get five big Comedy Central shows as part of new deal

WarnerMedia, the company behind HBO Max, has announced a new deal with Comedy Central that will grant its streaming service non-exclusive streaming rights to five shows, including a couple of major titles like Chappelle's Show and Key and Peele. Under this deal, HBO Max users will be able to stream these shows directly on the service, though they'll also be available on select other services, too.

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The Witches movie will skip theaters in favor of HBO Max release

The Witches movie will skip theaters in favor of HBO Max release

The Witches, the latest movie inspired by the classic Roald Dahl children's book (not to be mistaken with the 1990 movie), is the latest flick to skip theaters in favor of a home streaming release. The reason is exactly what you expect: the pandemic has tossed the movie industry into chaos, resulting in many delayed theatrical releases and, in some cases, the decision to skip theaters entirely in favor of a digital premiere.

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