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- Warner Bros. Discovery plans to merge its two main streaming services, HBO Max and Discovery Plus.
- The combined service will launch sometime in the summer of 2023.
- Some HBO Max content will be made available on Discovery Plus, and vice versa, before the full merge.
Two big streaming services will become one next year. Warner Bros. Discovery, which was formed earlier this year from the merger of the Warner Media and Discovery companies, has confirmed that HBO Max and Discovery Plus will combine into a single streaming service sometime in the summer of 2023.
According to Variety, the merger will first happen in the US market and will take effect in other international markets in the following months. There’s no word yet on what the combined streaming service will be called, nor what the pricing will be like. The streamer will have different subscription tiers, including one with no ads, and one with ads for a price. The company may also offer an ad-based service that will be completely free to access.