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Max Loses HBO Title as Rebranded Service Launches: What to Know

This morning, Warner Bros. Discovery officially transformed HBO Max into Max. The rebranded and refreshed streaming service, which was first unveiled in April at an event on the company’s Burbank lot, features a slate of new original programming (known as Max Originals) and an updated user interface that includes content hubs for HBO and HGTV. […]

HBO Max Renamed as Max

The wait is over. Warner Bros. Discovery on Wednesday unveiled Max, its refreshed streaming service combining programming from both the original HBO Max streaming service and Discovery+. Launching May 23, Max will cost $15.99 a month ($149.99/year) for the ad-free version and $9.99 per month ($99.99/year) for the ad-supported tier. A third “ultimate” ad-free version […]

HGTV Orders More of Two Young Shows, With an Eye on Diversifying Talent and Streaming Output

HGTV, like all legacy Discovery channels, can no longer program exclusively for cable. There’s also streamer Discovery+ to think of, and, in a few months, the parent company’s HBO Max replacement that will also include the sprawling lifestyle roster. So, naturally, orders aren’t slowing down. The latest re-ups are particularly interesting — not just because […]

Discovery+ Now Expected to Survive as Stand-Alone Streaming Service as HBO Max Expands

In a slight pivot to its streaming strategy, Warner Bros. Discovery expects to keep Discovery+ as a stand-alone streaming service, even after it launches its combined super-service with HBO Max later this year, a source familiar with the plans tells The Hollywood Reporter. WBD announced the plan to combine HBO Max and Discovery+ last year, […]

Warner Bros. Discovery, European Broadcasting Union Secure Olympics Rights in Europe Through 2032

Warner Bros. Discovery and pan-national broadcasting group the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) have secured all rights in Europe to the Olympic Games from 2026 through 2032. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Monday unveiled that it has approved a joint bid from the EBU and Warner Bros. Discovery which will give the two groups the […]

Sky Offering Discovery+ to U.K. TV Subscribers for Free

Comcast-owned European pay TV and technology giant Sky is making Warner Bros. Discovery’s streaming service Discovery+ available to its TV subscribers in the U.K. and Ireland at no additional cost. “Sky Q, Sky Glass and Sky Stream customers can now sign up for Discovery+ as part of their monthly Sky TV subscription, saving £6.99/€6.99 a […]

José Andrés Says He Drew Inspiration From Late Friend Anthony Bourdain for New Travel Show: “Very Blessed to Know Him”

As José Andrés prepares for the premiere of his new travel show, he is remembering his late friend Anthony Bourdain, who he says he drew inspiration from.  The chef was close friends with Bourdain, who hosted CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. They even visited Asturias, Spain, together in one of the episodes that aired after his death […]

Previously Anonymous Mario Batali Accuser Goes Public in Discovery+ Documentary

A woman who previously accused celebrity chef Mario Batali of sexual misconduct anonymously has gone on the record for the first time in an upcoming Discovery+ documentary. In Batali: The Fall of a Superstar Chef, which premieres on the streaming platform Thursday, a former employee of one of Batali’s restaurants, Eva DeVirgilis, accuses Batali of […]