HBO Max launches big in Europe on October 26

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(AFP) – HBO Max, the streaming platform of the American giant WarnerMedia, formalized its launch on Tuesday as of 26 October in 27 European countries from here 2022 and announced the release in certain territories of the Warner films, 45 days after their theatrical release.

The launch of the platform will be phased in three phases, detailed the American group during a press conference call. HBO Max will eventually replace the existing HBO streaming offer in countries where the group is already present.

HBO channels present in Central and Eastern Europe will, on the other hand, be always available without change, tells AFP the group.

“Warner Bros. movies will be available on HBO Max 45 just days after their theatrical release this year in the Nordic countries and next year in Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Greece, Iceland and Central and Eastern Europe “, The group also said in a press release.

From the end of October, the new HBO Max offer will be available in six countries, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Spain and Andorra.

Start will follow 2022, 10 other Eastern European countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia ) and Portugal.

Finally over the next year, HBO Max will be present in seven other countries – Netherlands, Turkey, Greece, Iceland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia.

“We expect to be present in 190 territories from here 2026 “, said Johannes Larcher, director of HBO Max International.

” HBO Max is coming to Europe, bringing with it the best movies and the best television of 100 years of Warner Bros. with HBO, Max Originals, DC (the universe of American comic book superheroes, editor’s note) and Cartoon Network “, he added.

Among this catalog , cult films and blockbusters (Singin ‘in the Rain, Matrix, Clockwork Orange, Dune), historical cartoons (the Looney Tunes series with among others Bugs Bunny, Bip Bip and Coyote) and series with global success (Game of thrones, Sex and the city, Succession).

HBO Max will offer an annual subscription equivalent to eight months of subscription, representing “a saving of more than 30% “. HBO Max will cost 79 in Sweden, Norway, 79 crowns in Denmark and 8, 89 euros in Spain and Finland.

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