Will HBO Max be made available to audiences in the UK?
Many observers in 2020 commented that the US web-based feature HBO Max has been lagging behind its primary rivals Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney + regarding subscriber numbers. In 2021, things may be about to change.
Why? The solitary catch for HBO Max is its exclusivity and current deal with Warner Bros that enables its 2021 slate of movies to premiere on the platform alongside theatrical releases. Movies will be accessible to stream for only 31 days. They will at that point return to being film special features, so HBO Max audiences should ensure they focus and enjoy their own film night.
The drawback is audiences in the UK are not able to experience this emerging and energizing new improvement as HBO Max is yet to be made accessible outside of the United States.
The way things are, it is uncertain whether HBO Max will be available in the UK but since the health pandemic came and the industry almost being turned upside down, who knows what could happen in the near future.
It is commonly known Sky has an exclusivity deal with HBO, which means HBO TV shows are first transmitted on its Sky platform (for the most part on Sky Atlantic and for Sky customers). This arrangement likewise implies numerous HBO titles are accessible to watch on NOW TV (the web-based feature from Sky).
In 2019, both HBO and Sky broadened their partnership and association for an additional five years. It is far-fetched HBO Max will be available in the UK without its center HBO programming during this time.
As HBO Max isn’t accessible in the UK, some film fans may justifiably be baffled that they are passing up streaming the latest new film releases (like Godzilla vs Kong, Mortal Kombat, Conjuring: part 3) from the solace of their home – especially during this pandemic and as we approach the easement of restrictions and lockdown.
Notwithstanding, it is conceivable that an elective arrangement could be found. As per Variety, Warner Bros had conversations to make Wonder Woman 1984 accessible on Sky only one month after its film release on 16 December 2021 and then available to other digital platforms thereafter.
On the off chance that this activity proves effective, comparable techniques could be utilized for WB’s other 2021 motion picture releases, which would carry the UK more like an HBO Max-style home delivery plan, yet not exactly as smart.