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Combined HBO Max and Discovery+ streaming service launching earlier than expected

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) just lately introduced plans to mix HBO Max and Discovery+ into one streaming service set to debut in the summertime of 2023. Now within the company’s newest earnings call, WBD President and CEO David Zaslav mentioned the mixed service will arrive within the US earlier than expected in spring of 2023.

The streaming companies mixed now have 94.9 million subscribers, with the big majority of these from HBO and HBO Max, in line with Fierce Wireless. That consists of 2.8 million new subscribers, with most of these (2.3 million) coming from abroad markets. 

Along with the mixed streaming service, WBD plans to launch its personal free ad-support streaming TV service (FAST) in 2023. “As the company with the largest TV and film library in the industry… that allows us to distribute our content in multiple ways,” mentioned Zaslav. The company additionally mentioned its investing in content material at historic ranges, citing the hiring of James Gunn and Peter Safran as co-chairmen and CEOs of DC studios.

It’s nonetheless not clear what type the mixed streaming service will take or what it is going to be known as. However, WBD just lately began transferring Discovery+ content material to HBO Max like Fixer Upper: The Castle, and it is grew to become a high 5 present in just some days, Zaslav mentioned. 

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