HBO Max and Discovery+ might merge into a single platform | Engadget
The deal is on track to close by mid-2022, after which we may see its streaming services become a combined offering to subscribers. At the moment, it's being very selective when it comes to rolling out Discovery+ to new markets to minimize the need to re-platform two streaming services in the future. Discovery said it might be easier for the company to combine its streaming service with HBO Max in regions where Discovery+ isn't available yet. According to Gizmodo, president and CEO of Discovery Streaming and International JB Perrette has discussed the steps the company may take to reach that goal. He said that with the right packaging, the fact that the overlap in subscribers isn't too big "provides a real opportunity to broaden the base of [the] combined offering. Discovery (as the merged company will be called) may offer HBO Max and Discovery+ as a bundle. Back in May, AT&T spun off its WarnerMedia division and merged it with Discovery in a $43 billion agreement.
Back in May, AT&T spun off its WarnerMedia division and merged it with Discovery in a $43 billion agreement. The deal is on track to close by mid-2022, after which we may see its streaming servic… [+1481 chars]