HBO Max Streaming Service Launches on May 27
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
WarnerMedia announced on Tuesday that its HBO Max streaming service will launch on May 27. The service will cost US$14.99 per month, and select titles will be available at launch.
HBO Max will offer GKIDS' "entire Studio Ghibli film library" of 21 feature films this spring. This deal marks the first time that Studio Ghibli films will stream on any platform. Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, Kiki's Delivery Service, Ponyo, Castle in the Sky, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, and other films will be available at launch.
Crunchyroll, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and Rooster Teeth will also offer content through the service. Crunchyroll confirmed that only select content from Crunchyroll will be available on HBO Max. Crunchyroll's own platform will remain as the only service to offer the company's full library.
The HBO Max service will eventually offer about 10,000 hours of content. It will feature content from other WarnerMedia brands, such as Warner Bros., New Line, DC Entertainment, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, The CW, Turner Classic Movies, and Looney Tunes.
WarnerMedia announced a reorganization of its divisions in March 2019 that brought many of its subsidiaries and brands — including Otter Media (Ellation, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, VRV), Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and Boomerang — into a single "Global Kids & Young Adults" unit.
Source: Deadline (Peter White)