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HBO Max and Discovery+ to Merge in Summer 2023

by Emily Nagle

Just on the heels of the cancellation of a plethora of Warner Bros. films (most notably Batgirl), more details have broken regarding the future of HBO Max as the streamer’s merger with Discovery+ has finally been given a release date.

On the company’s Q2 earnings call earlier today, CEO and president of global streaming and interactive for Warner Bros. Discovery JB Perrette unveiled a detailed timeline for the merger, as well as their visions for the new platform.

Despite customer views of HBO Max skewing more negative lately, Perrette’s discussion of what WarnerMedia’s streaming service will bring to Warner Bros. Discovery’s upcoming streamer both technical-wise and content-wise was quite positive. HBO Max is rich in content but has “performance and customer issues”, while Discovery+ boasts a more stable infrastructure, but less content.

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