Although this August HBO Max will release the prequel to Games of the Throne, when the rest of the titles that will arrive on the platform are analyzed, it is evident that the service is declining. In fact, only two movies will be released, a documentary and, without prior notice, They have removed 6 movies and 3 exclusive series from HBO Max.
Silently (and without responding to the media that have tried to communicate with the platform) HBO Max has been responsible for reducing the content available on its service, but… Why? Well, everything seems to indicate that The answer to this question lies in the recent merger between Warner Bros and Discovery.. Next, we explain the reason for this.
HBO Max is removing movies and series from its catalog, why?
On April 8 of this year Warner Bros (company that owns HBO Max) merged with Discovery to create Warner Bros Discovery. But the union of these two entertainment giants is not being favorable for consumers.
Why? Because this commercial merger has the objective of facing the debt of 43 billion dollars that Warner Bros has. This is how they have set themselves the goal of maintaining annual savings of 3,000 million dollars as of this year.
For months, a large number of layoffs have been reported in the offices of Warner Bros Discovery. Also, The production of European series has been stopped and the long-awaited Batgirl has been canceled, a film in which they had already spent 90 million dollars and that would come to HBO Max. To all this, we must add the movies and series that we leave here below that have silently disappeared from the catalog of the platform:
- An American pickle (HBO Max Original Production – 2020).
- Charm City Kings (Exclusive production for HBO Max – 2020).
- locked down (HBO Max Original Production – 2021).
- Moonshot (Exclusive production for HBO Max – 2022).
- the witches (Exclusive production for HBO Max – 2020).
- superintelligence (Exclusive production for HBO Max – 2020).
- Foodie Love (Exclusive production for HBO Max – 2019).
- no news (HBO Max Original Production – 2021).
- By H or by B (Exclusive production for HBO Max – 2020).
Will HBO Max become an integrated Discovery+ service?
David Zaslav, in charge of Warner Bros Discovery and who comes from the offices of Discovery Networks, has implied with these actions that the priority of this new merger is Discovery + and not HBO Max. During these months, this streaming platform has not received any type of change or reduction in its content catalogunlike the HBO service.
For the aforementioned, It is speculated with the possible goodbye of HBO Max as an independent platform and that this becomes a service included in Discovery +. We will have to wait for the next actions of the Warner Bros Discovery conglomerate to know the future of HBO Max.
And you… Do you think the day will come when we have to say goodbye to HBO Max?