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    HBO Max

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    May 2020, $14.99/month



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    So this is in addition to HBO? Gaw-lee.

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    Possibly the worst brand name since ... ever? And terribly confusing next to NOW and GO. They should just umbrella all this shit under a single "HBO" banner.

    Anyway, I expect most of this shit to bomb the way Apple TV shit will bomb. Lotsa money, lotsa hype, no audience.

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    Yeah, if someone could group all the movies/shows from these streaming services into one convenient place, that would be great.

    Oh wait, torrents are a thing. Never mind, carry on fragmenting the market into a million, billion pieces.
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    I don’t understand.

    You already have to pay for HBO.

    Why can’t these just be on HBO?

    Will HBO Max ALSO feature the standard HBO programming?

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    I'll wait for HBOn.
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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    Never mind, carry on fragmenting the market into a million, billion pieces.
    I LOLed, but this is 100% true.

    Why can't everything just be owned by Disney?

    By 2030 our cable/streaming bill is going to be $1000/month.

    It also seems weird that after canceling the HBO GoT prequel series before it starts, they announce another GoT spinoff show.

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    You already have to pay for HBO.

    Why can’t these just be on HBO?
    I thought about this and it sounds like internal corporate bullshit that the marketing department came up with.

    Since both HBO and HBO Max are $15 a month, the execs figure everybody will upgrade for "free." This makes the numbers for the new service look good, because you can show a shit ton of "new" accounts signing up in the first month, without spending a dime of your budget.

    Then you, as marketing SVP, can go into the quarterly meeting with a nice bar chart and demonstrate Max's sharp, beautiful growth .... even though, technically, you've merely cannibalized your own cusomer base. (You just neglect to mention that part.)

    On the front, customer-facing end ... it makes Max appear shiny and new even though it's the same thing as before, just with more shows, which they would've released anyway.

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    Embrace the piracy!
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    Quote Quoting MadMan (view post)
    Embrace the piracy!
    For the first time in my life, I'm starting to. But generally because I cant go to theaters because of how miserable the experience is, and usually its stuff I already know I'll own on bluray. I watched the new terminator a week before it was released, but I owned the films on VHS, dvd, and bluray. I deserve a free ticket. The fuckers HAVE my money.

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    For the first time in my life, I'm starting to. But generally because I cant go to theaters because of how miserable the experience is, and usually its stuff I already know I'll own on bluray. I watched the new terminator a week before it was released, but I owned the films on VHS, dvd, and bluray. I deserve a free ticket. The fuckers HAVE my money.
    Where do you live Skitch that has the all-time worst theater experience??

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    Shhhhhh! Ixnay on the heatertay.

    Asking Skitch about movies theaters is like inviting an old person to talk about their arthritis.

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    Where do you live Skitch that has the all-time worst theater experience??
    I live in Ohio, but thats irrelevant. Every where I've been on vacation has been the same. Its just me. People never believe me. Then they accompany me to a theater and ask questions I don't understand like "why is the guy with the oxygen tank sitting next to you?" and "why are those two guys with completely full army backpacks sitting in front of you and talking?" and "why is the escaped asylum inmate wearing snow pants doing her taxes and pacing behind you mumbling to herself while we're watching Sinister?"

    I don't know, man. I am the Ju-On of theaters.

    Edit, also:

    -Why is the film on fire?
    -Why is the only other patron of this two hundred seat theater on a tuesday at noon a homeless person and why did they sit RIGHT NEXT TO ME
    -Why after I complained twice about the teenagers kicking a trashcan down the aisle does management request I complain a third time instead of demanding my money back
    -WHY IS THERE A BABY IN A CAR SEAT IN A HARD R RATED MOVIE
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