Reading the HBO Max + Discovery Plus tea leaves
Today's news, though, is very ominous for anything with HBO Max (which we still believe is the best streaming service) branding on it. In the midst of plenty of chaos on Tuesday (August 2), with HBO Max's Batgirl movie being canceled after Warner put $90 million into it and the news that six HBO Max original films have disappeared from the service, other shoes started to drop.
Tony Maglio at IndieWire(opens in new tab) then reported there were more cuts to come, and it's all because of the want to cut costs as they merge HBO Max and Discovery Plus. The question, of course is how are they going to merge these two services?
HBO is starting to remove HBO Max branded content from the service. Signs are pointing to Discovery killing it and merging HBO into Discovery+