Bell Media and Warner Brothers Make Plans to Bring HBO Max Content to Canada

The team behind HBO Max is already starting on plans for international expansion ahead of the streaming service’s May 2020 launch.

Bell Media and Warner Brothers made an exclusive deal to bring HBO Max content to Canada beginning in 2020. Along with bringing HBO Max content to a Canadian audience, the deal will extend the agreement that Bell media already has with HBO which brings HBO content to the online platform Crave.

This also confirms that HBO Max will not be available as a standalone service in Canada.

“With this new HBO Max agreement, we are expanding our long and successful partnership with HBO and Warner Bros. and demonstrating this commitment to premium content in an era of increasing competition,” said Bell Media president Randy Lennox

With the deal, content from HBO Max, including upcoming original series like DC’s Green Lantern and Mindy Kaling’s College Girls will also be available on Crave and Bell Media’s CTV channels. However, not all content from HBO Max will be available on Crave. This agreement only includes content from WarnerMedia production.

“Bell Media has been an important partner with its channels and platforms bringing HBO originals to viewers in Canada for many years,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment in a statement.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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