Okay, we get that content rotates off & on all the time and we understand that WBD needs to save money and create bandwidth to make a whole new jam-packed and unwieldy site to handle all the merged content to come. We get it. Bu the way it is doing it is just pissing people off; people who are not only potential customers but also production companies that create new content. YOU’RE PISSING THEM OFF and that’s bad business. And that’s the reason this post was generated.
Go ahead and clean house but doing it rather disrespectfully might come back to bite you. Try to hide it all with the big promotional push for HOUSE OF THE DRAGON but it still might not heal the wounds. The latest set of shows, just like the first set, don’t even have the privilege of being placed in the Last Chance category on the site, they just disappear.
Now, most of you aren’t going to care about the titles let go because most of them are children’s programming. But remember it isn’t what was cut it was how they were dismissed that could be damaging. The titles are –
HBO Max Originals
“12 Dates of Christmas”
“About Last Night”
“Aquaman: King of Atlantis”
“Ellen’s Next Great Designer”
“Esme & Roy”
“My Mom, Your Dad”
“Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness”
“Summer Camp Island”
“The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo”
“The Runaway Bunny”
“Tig n’ Seek”
“Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs”
“Elliott From Earth”
“Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart”
“OK K.O.! – Let’s Be Heroes”
“Victor and Valentino”
“Messy Goes to Okido”
“Mia’s Magic Playground”
“The Ollie & Moon Show”
“Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures”
“Make It Big, Make It Small”
The biggest shock is that a number of SESAME STREET specials and over 200 episodes of the show itself have been scrubbed. I’m looking for them to sell off the SESAME STREET franchise and that Disney will buy it.
Alongside this announcement is a new offer to keep people watching HBO Max at this time.
Deadline breaks it down for us:
Anyone signing up for a full-year plan by October 30 will pay $104.99 for the ad-free tier and $69.99 for the ad-supported one, a 30% savings compared with the going rates of $149.99 and $99.99. Compared with month-to-month pricing, which always runs higher than the year-at-a-time rate, the savings reach 42%. The deal is only for the first year and must be ordered through the HBO Max website or via distribution partners Roku, Google Play, Apple, and Amazon.
Changes are happening fast and furiously; we will try to keep you apprised. In fact, in September some Discovery+ content will arrive on HBO Max. “Can hardly wait”, he says sarcastically. How about you?