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Game of Thrones in 4K?

Substance

Well-known member
Why would it have any effect on Kaleidescape?
Will they lose the HBO content? Does this effect their licensing arrangement? Any price changes? I would be mad if they lose the licensing and the HBO stuff disappears. I have been holding off on buying several seasons hoping for a sale of some sort.
 

JohnJ

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Well, this must mean that the Warner Bros. movies that have been going to HBO Max will be available sooner on K (and other streaming services).

Also, I haven’t seen anything about HBO going away so I can’t see how this would affect current content on the Store. I could have missed something as this is all breaking news.

John
 

DmitryB

Well-known member
Well, this must mean that the Warner Bros. movies that have been going to HBO Max will be available sooner on K (and other streaming services).

Also, I haven’t seen anything about HBO going away so I can’t see how this would affect current content on the Store. I could have missed something as this is all breaking news.

John
The new head of HBO - who is also the head of Discovery - is a money man, not a creator of content at heart. (I've worked for Discovery a lot...) One of his first decisions as head of HBO was killing "Batgirl" even though that movie appears to have been almost completed. He said he killed it because he just wasn't sure it would be a big enough hit, or something equally absurd. And in a call with reporters a few days ago he reiterated that if they don't see a path to making significant profits, they won't be making it. (Marvel, in contrast, made something like "Guardians of the Galaxy" not expecting it to be a hit...) David Zaslav (that's the CEO) also immediately pulled several movies off HBO Max because they weren't getting enough play. And he reiterated that their emphasis going forward is theatrical releases, not digital. So while the situation is fluid, there is a risk that with Zaslav's "if I don't think it'll make a billion dollars, it shouldn't exist" approach, and "theatrical is paramount," digital distribution may no longer be a priority for Warner Bros. in general. But... we shall see.
 
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