Vizio and AT&T’s WarnerMedia announced HBO Max was rolling out as a native app for SmartCast-enabled television sets.
Dish Network says it has reached an agreement with AT&T to restore premium movie channels HBO and Cinemax to its satellite television service.
Overall, HBO as a network and HBO Max as a streamer reach a total worldwide audience of over 67.5 million viewers.
AT&T will launch an ad-supported version of its streaming service HBO Max later this year, with an initial price point of $10 a month, according to a report.
The gap between customers who have access to HBO Max and those who don’t is starting to close
Job losses expected at HBO, TBS, TNT and elsewhere, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The move is intended to satisfy agreement with cable companies that require no commercials in new HBO programs.
Executives at HBO are wrestling with how to launch a cheaper, ad-supported version of HBO Max without stepping on cable deals.
An AT&T executive admitted the company made a mistake when it operated a confusing number of HBO-branded streaming services.
At a conference on Tuesday, finance executive John Stephens said AT&T’s focus is on its blockbuster streaming service.