Weeks after it was announced that DC Universe would be moving its video content to WarnerMedia’s HBO Max, the company has announced plans to relaunch the service as DC Universe Infinite, a comic book subscription service that provides users with access to the company’s vast catalog. The service will first launch in the US, but DC plans to make it … Continue reading
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Popular HBO show ‘Doom Patrol’ has been renewed for the next season, and the 3rd installment will air on HBO Max.DC superhero adventure series ‘Doom Patrol’ starring Diane Guerrero and Matt Bomer isn’t done yet and will return for its third iteration not later than next year, i.e., in 2021.Jeremy Carver, who has executive produced the preceding two seasons, enthused on behalf of the entire production team about returning for the third time and expressed gratitude to all the production houses and streaming giant HBO for this opportunity to relay the next part of the story.Source:-https://3morton.com/season-3-of-doom-patrol-gets-confirmed/The live-action drama, originally planned exclusively for DC universe, was streamed on DC’s online platform in February of last year.The second season was developed and streamed for the subscribers of both DC Universe and HBO Max.The second season was simultaneously premiered on both the platforms on June the 25th, 2020.Sarah Aubrey, head of the original content on HBO Max, was all praise for the DC series as she said that it came as a series that already had its fans, and then it expanded itself as one of the most-watched originals at HBO Max.Aubrey also remarked in her statement that the series perfectly fits into the standards that streaming giants have created for their portfolio and expressed her pleasure in teaming up with DC Universe to continue the unique story of DC superheroes that has a special place in the hearts of fans and critics.The ensemble cast of eccentric superhero series contains some stellar names of television superstars that include Brendan Fraser of The Mummy fame, who plays the character, Cliff Steele, Matt Bomer ( also known for the roles in The Sinner, and Broadway show The Boys in the Band) who plays the role of Negative Man, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, and Joivan Wade who plays the character Cyborg (a character which was also seen in the mainstream cinema Justice League).The second installment saw the strange group save the world while also facing the feelings of betrayal (courtesy of Timothy Dalton’s Niles Caulder, also known as the Chief, character).The major part of the series explored the character Dorothy Spinner (played by Abigail Shapiro), her superpowers, and her inner demons.The production work of Doom Patrol is spearheaded by Berlanti Productions, which is partnered with mighty Warner Bros. Television.
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If yes, then you are in luck because today, we are going to share with you four tips that you can use to improve your streaming experience on all these platforms.So, let’s get started.Upgrade Your Internet SpeedMost streaming platforms require you to have a minimum internet speed of 5 Mbps to access their services without any issue or problem.However, if you want to improve your streaming experience and stream your favorite show or web series in high-quality or in 4k, then you must have a minimum internet speed of 15 Mbps.However, if you really want a fantastic streaming experience and want to ensure that you can watch your favorite show or web series without annoying pauses (due to buffering), then you must have a minimum internet speed of 25 or 30 Mbps.But most of the internet service providers don’t give a good quality Wi-Fi router to their customers due to which you may face speed issues.Yes, a good Wi-Fi router might be a little expensive.So, make sure you upgrade your Wi-Fi router if you want to improve your streaming experience on Netflix and all the other streaming platforms.Switch to Wired InternetWe all like to use Wi-Fi to access the internet on our mobile and other devices like tablets, laptops, smart TV, etc.
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To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States, broadcasting network HBO Max will have a special schedule in which Latino artists will stand out.
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HBO Max, the relatively new streaming service from WarnerMedia, has been able to get more than 4 million subscribers in just one month of its launch.But the company is yet to make a deal with Roku and Amazon Fire, which is, unfortunately, turning away its potential subscribers.But it seems that the company has recently realized that if they fail to keep the prices down, they won’t be able to compete in the highly competitive market.But there are recent reports that WarnerMedia is considering to slash the prices even more by introducing an ad-based version of HBO Max, which will be much cheaper.It seems like the right thing to do considering the number of potential subscribers that the company is probably missing out on because of their over-hyped prices.There are reports that there will be two to four minutes of advertisements for every hour of watch time.
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This year has been very competitive for streaming businesses around the globe.HBO Max, which was released this year, got 4 million subscribers in just a month.The statement makes a lot of sense since family entertainment offerings perform well and bring in millions of views.Since children too are staying inside for the last few months, therefore it is the right to capitalize on this opportunity to make big profits.By adding more movies and shows, the company can ensure that they have a rich collection for all age groups.It was even reported earlier this year that Game of Thrones was less popular than Looney Toons Show on the streaming platform.
"Doom Patrol" streamed on both DC Universe and WarnerMedia's new streaming service, HBO Max, starting with season two.
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"The Third Day" will premiere on September 14 on the HBO cable channel and HBO Max streaming service. The miniseries stars Jude Law and Naomie Harris.
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The premium network's main streaming app offers extra shows, movies and originals. But one big complication: Max still isn't on Roku or Amazon Fire TV.
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The Venture Bros. has been canceled by Adult Swim after a successful run of seven seasons; Christopher McCulloch announced the news on Twitter on Monday.It’s devastating news for McCulloch, who was in the middle of the writing process with his team for season 8.On Twitter, he thanked his fans for their continued “support and patience” for 17 years and informed them that season 8 would not return.McCulloch uses the pseudonym Jackson Publick on the show and on Twitter.In response to Variety, Adult Swim affirmed their decision and promised that they would look for a way to continue the story with Christopher McCulloch and Doc Hammer.Adult Swim added that they also would love to have a Venture Bros. continuation and are currently looking for “a solution.”Variety reports that a possible alternative would be to shift Venture Bros to another streaming platform, possibly HBO Max.However, the alternative is still being studied, and nothing is confirmed yet.Venture Bros. is the longest-running show on Adult Swim, traversing for seventeen years in seven season ventures.The first season was aired on Adult Swim long back in 2004 with its pilot premiering in 2003.The last season arrived on Adult Swim in 2018.There had been generally 2-3 seasons gap in-between seasons.The animated cartoon dipped in adult content portrayed spoofs of many superhero heroes and other pop culture characters.
Will Smith has shared the first pictures from the upcoming Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air reunion special, which appeared to confirm the end of his feud with original cast member Janet Hubert.Janet played aunt Viv in the first three seasons of the hit US sitcom, before Daphne Maxwell Reid took over as the character, amid reports of a fallout with Will. However, he is seen sitting down with Janet to celebrate 30 years since the beloved comedy first aired in the US, as part of the new HBO Max special. Will shared a picture of them enjoying a laugh together on Instagram, as he also posted his a snap of him on the set of the Banks’ family home with co-stars Tatyana Ali (Ashley), Karyn Parsons (Hilary), Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey), Daphne Maxwell Reid (Vivian), Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton), and DJ Jazzy Jeff.  View this post on InstagramA post shared by Will Smith (@willsmith) on Sep 10, 2020 at 4:30pm PDTWill wrote: “Today is exactly 30 YEARS since The @FreshPrince of Bel-Air debuted! So we’re doin’ something for y’all… a for real Banks Family Reunion is comin’ soon to @HBOmax!“RIP James,” he added in honour of the late James Avery, who played Will’s on-screen uncle Phil Banks and died in 2013.Speaking in 2011, Janet ruled out a reunion with Will, telling TMZ: “He is still an egomaniac and has not grown up. “This constant reunion thing will never ever happen in my lifetime unless there is an apology, which he doesn’t know the word.”According to HBO, the pair had an “emotional reunion and a candid conversation” in scenes filmed for the special. The special is due to arrive on the HBO Max streaming service in November, but there is no confirmation yet as to whether it will air in the UK.The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air ran for six seasons from 1990 to 1996 and saw Will play a fictionalised version of himself who was sent to live with his wealthy aunt and uncle in their Bel-Air mansion. READ MORE: Jennifer Aniston Speaks Out After Friends Reunion Special Is Delayed For The Second Time Ant And Dec Tease New SM:TV Special – And It's Already Been Filmed 11 Times The Sequel Was Actually Better Than The Original Film
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"Raised by Wolves" is now streaming on HBO Max. The sci-fi show is produced by Academy Award-nominated director Ridley Scott.
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HBO has been offering a lot of premium high-quality and original content to watch on their 24 hours channels and digital streaming platform HBO Now for years.HBO Max features a large library of original shows and movies from Warner Media, which is the parent company of HBO Max and it is said that no other streaming service features this much large and impressive content along with access to everything on HBO.Let’s scroll down and know more about it.HBO Max was launched on 27th May 2020, and it is appealing to the audience as it features all the popular original programs of HBO and a huge library of blockbuster movies.However, the previous service is still functioning as usual.If we talk about the availability of HBO Max, for now, it is available in the United States only but it can be expected that the company will be expanding its services to other regions, Latin America and Europe primarily, as soon as in 2021.Fortunately, HBO Max is available on all the leading operating systems and platforms which include iOS, Android, and web browsers.You can download the HBO Max app from Google Play Store or Apple App Store and start streaming on your phone or tablet after the setup.
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HBO (Home Box Office) is an American cable and satellite TV network.It has been the king of premium and quality content for around 50 years now.Its shows and movies, like Game of Thrones, Veep, Silicon Valley, Westworld, Watchmen, and Lovecraft Country have gained love from all over the world.Consider turning off your modem for up to 30 seconds and then restart it.Merely reinstalling the HBO or HBO Max apps turn out to be helpful sometime.A speed of at least 3Mbps is required to download or access content on HBO Now or HBO Go.To fix this, you can try to move your router to an open area.
Here's everything we know about HBO Max, AT&T and WarnerMedia's direct-to-consumer video platform, including its price and all available and upcoming content.
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Parenting is tough in this oddball, adult sci-fi show from HBO.
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The greatest shows on HBO Max, from Watchmen to Succession, and even Friends.
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HBO Max is now the main streaming app for HBO plus a bunch of extra shows, movies and originals -- but there are some big complications. The biggest: Max still isn't on Roku or Amazon Fire TV.
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Spike Lee and David Byrne will work together in this never-seen-before breathtaking film.David Byrne’s film American Utopia will open at this year’s Toronto IFF and then it will move to HBO and HBO Max from October onwards.The concert film originated from Spike Lee’s vision of the 2019 Broadway show from Talking Heads star man which had earned massive accolades.American Utopia was a colossal hit from October 2019 to February 2020 at Hudson Theatre, but now subscribers of HBO and HBO Max from all around the world have a chance to experience the concert film on October the 17th.In this remarkable musical world formed by Byrne’s imagination, eleven musical artists from around the world will perform Byrne’s greatest hits that include songs from 2018 album as well as classics such as “This Must Be the Place” and “Everybody’s Coming to My House.”Janelle Monae’s “Hell You Talmbout” will also be performed in concert.The concert is not just about David Byrne, singing and dancing but the content of the show goes a level deeper and tries to send a message about equality, value for emotions, human values, hope, and security.The concert will also feature David Byrne’s short monologues in which he highlights current socio-political climate and raises questions over police brutality, voter turnout, climate changes and immigration.With his monologues, Byrne pitches the idea of change not just in the world outside but in our souls as well.The concert which was played at Hudson Theater earned high praise from the critics as well as the audience.Variety was head over heels about the concert as it calls it “artistically stunning” and “surprisingly political tour de force.”The New York Times also termed the concert as “cosmically cozy senior statesman.”Annie-B Parson choreographs the show which is bursting with exuberance.He is a recipient of an Academy Award, Grammy Award, and a Golden Globe Award.
What we know about the Zack Snyder's Justice League cut, coming to HBO Max in 2021.
A Piper Sandler poll found that 41% of streaming and cable TV subscribers plan to keep using Netflix after stay-at-home rules are eased.
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Some teasing footage had been arriving since the last few months, but the new trailer has left fans exhilarated with anticipation for the 2021 HBO Max premiere.The highly anticipated trailer of Zack Snyder’s version of the Justice League is now finally with us.The upcoming film has been intensely discussed among fans on Twitter, Reddit, Facebook and other internet platforms.The long feature film has got a release date of 2021 on HBO Max.Zack Snyder has revealed that “Snyder Cut” will be unveiled to fans in four parts and those who do not have a way to access HBO Max will have another way to view the film as another distribution strategy is being devised for the same.The clamour from the DC fanbase on the internet has intensified in the last three years, and their demand for Snyder’s version of the Justice League hasn’t become obsolete considering the success of the MCU and the failure of DCEU has been taken quite personally by the DC fans.It originated after Snyder had to step down from the production scenes of Justice League following the tragic death of his daughter.The “Man of Steel” director holds the pedigree of commencing the DCEU (DC Extended Universe) and has directed two of its high budget films “Man of Steel” and “Batman Vs Superman” and a part of 2017 film Justice League.The 2017 flick Justice League failed to impress even the most ardent fans of DC and Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice too was ruthlessly criticized for its clichés and its vacuous way of showcasing DC’s characteristic dark tone.When Snyder had to step down, Warner Bro.Snyder Cut is now officially due to be released in 2021.Zack Snyder’s cut for Justice League will be a courageous venture that will speak volumes of the audacity, tenacity and virtuosity of everyone involved in the rebuilding of a forgotten film.Several of the cast members that include Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot and others will return to do some reshoots.DC film studios are in the rebuilding phase since Justice League and have shown some promising signs with Aquaman, Shazam and Oscar nominee Joker.
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Not many people have witnessed stardom in Hollywood and have maintained that stature over the years.Ben Affleck is one example of an actor who has surprised audiences and critics with his choice of films.He is best known for work in Pearl Harbor, Argo, The Town, Gone Girl, The Long Way Back, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.After taking up the role of the caped crusader in the DCEU movies, Affleck shocked everyone when he publicly announced that he is not going to play Batman anymore and thus will be backing out from the film he was supposed to write, act and direct.However, the standalone film was not shelved and now the upcoming movie will be written and directed by Matt Reeves and will star Robert Pattinson as The Caped Crusader.Ben Affleck to Join Ezra Miller and Michael Keaton in The FlashHe last appeared in DCEU’s Justice League and his character will also be appearing in Justice League Snyder Cut, which will be released on online streaming platform HBO Max.However, Ben Affleck will be coming back as Batman in the upcoming The Flash movie.
Warner Bros. and DC showed off upcoming DC Comics movies over the weekend during the virtual DC FanDome event.  It gave fans a peek at the future of DC movies over the next few years, with new details and footage for anticipated releases like "The Batman," "Wonder Woman 1984," and "Black Adam." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Warner Bros. and DC pulled the curtain back on some anticipated theatrical releases over the weekend during the virtual DC FanDome event, revealing new details and footage for "The Batman," "Wonder Woman 1984," and more. DC movies have been trending upward since the DC Extended Universe experiment backfired with 2017's superhero team-up movie, "Justice League," which disappointed at the box office after extensive reshoots and was blasted by critics. Between then and now, "Aquaman" and "Joker" both grossed more than $1 billion worldwide and "Shazam!" debuted to favorable reviews. While the coronavirus pandemic has upended some of DC and Warner Bros.' plans — notably by pushing release dates or stalling productions — the FanDome event highlighted the scope of future movies.  We rounded up every DC movie with a confirmed release date, with new details from FanDome (of course, the dates could change as the pandemic continues to shuffle the theatrical release calendar). An "Aquaman" spinoff, called "The Trench," is also in the works, but hasn't been dated yet. Fans can expect plenty of DC content outside of theatrically released movies, too. The long-awaited "Snyder Cut" of "Justice League" hits HBO Max next year. After "Justice League" flopped, fans clamored for Snyder's director's cut and now they're getting it. Max is also developing original DC shows like a prequel to "The Batman" focused on the Gotham City police and a Green Lantern series. This story was originally published in December 2019 and has been updated with info from DC FanDome. Below are seven DC movies with confirmed release dates hitting theaters:SEE ALSO: The 8 most significant superhero movies of the decade that changed Hollywood "Wonder Woman 1984" — October 2, 2020 The "Wonder Woman" sequel reunites director Patty Jenkins and stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, but shifts the story forward from World War I to the 1980s. The first movie was a critical and box-office hit, raking in $821 million worldwide.  It was originally slated for release in November, 2019, but then pushed back to June. Amid the pandemic, Warner Bros. delayed it again to October.  Watch the new trailer.  "The Suicide Squad" — August 6, 2021 Margot Robbie will again play Harley Quinn for this "Suicide Squad" sequel from director James Gunn, who was hired by Warner Bros. after Disney fired him from the third "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie (he was then re-hired, but is finishing "The Suicide Squad" first). Gunn has assembled a team of new and old faces and the full cast was showcased during FanDome. Returning are Robbie's Quinn, Jai Courtney's Captain Boomerang, and Viola Davis' Amanda Waller. Out is Will Smith, who played Deadshot. Newcomers include Idris Elba as Bloodsport and John Cena as Peacemaker. Gunn called it "by far the biggest movie" he's ever made during a behind-the-scenes look at the movie. Watch it here. "The Batman" — October 1, 2021 Robert Pattinson will play Batman in a new film from "War for the Planet of the Apes" director Matt Reeves. Pattinson takes over from Ben Affleck, who played the Dark Knight in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "Justice League." Reeves has assembled an all-star cast that also includes Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Colin Farrell as the Penguin, Paul Dano as the Riddler, and Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon. During FanDome, Reeves said that "The Batman" is a "year two" story for a young Batman and acts as an origin story for many of his villains. He also teased the HBO Max spinoff series, calling it a "Year One" story focused on the corruption within the Gotham Police Department amid the emergence of Batman. "Year One is the beginning of the emergence, it's the first appearance of this mass vigilante that starts to unsettle the city," he said. "And you start to see the story through the point of view of these corrupt cops and one in particular. And the story is actually a battle for his soul." Watch the first trailer for "The Batman." "Black Adam" — December 22, 2021 After years of teasing his attachment to the movie, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is opening up about "Black Adam," a frequent foe of Shazam in the comics but also an anti-hero of sorts. It was revealed during FanDome that the movie would introduce the Justice Society of America, which preceded the Justice League in the comics.  "Black Adam has been with me for a very long time," Johnson said during FanDome. "One of the main things I always loved about Black Adam is that he was an anti-hero. I love that he has his own sense of Black Adam justice. I also love the fact that his origins are that of a slave ... he felt the burdens and the pressures of a larger entity holding him down until you can't take it anymore." "The Flash" —June 2, 2022 The "Flash" movie, from "It" director Andy Muschietti, has gone through several different directors and release dates. But it finally came into focus during FanDome. Muschietti called it a "time-travel story" and writer Christina Hodson said that the "cinematic multiverse will be born out of this movie." The event debuted concept art that teased Michael Keaton's return as Batman (he originally played the character in Tim Burton's "Batman" and "Batman Returns").   "Shazam! Fury of the Gods" — November 4, 2022 With $364.5 million worldwide, "Shazam!" wasn't a box-office smash like "Wonder Woman" or "Aquaman." But it was successful enough for Warner Bros. to greenlight a sequel for 2022. "Shazam!" was a hit with critics and has a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes. The full title, "Shazam! Fury of the Gods," was revealed at FanDome.   "Aquaman" sequel — December 16, 2022 2018's "Aquaman" grossed over $1 billion globally, so a sequel was inevitable. It will hit theaters in 2022, topping off what will be a busy year for DC movies. Director James Wan is returning.  Wan said during FanDome that the sequel will be "a little bit more serious, a little bit more relevant to the world we're living in today."
Disney owes part of its early streaming success to its expansions into India and Western Europe — proving, as Netflix did, how crucial global audiences are in the streaming wars. Business Insider broke down what we know about how the various legacy-media companies are expanding their streaming businesses internationally, and what hurdles they'll face. Players including Disney and WarnerMedia will have to navigate pre-existing distribution deals and figure out which brands to peg their platforms to, experts told Business Insider. Disney and its rivals are also learning that some streaming markets may be more valuable than others. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Disney Plus is winning the early race among legacy media's nascent streaming services with 60.5 million paying subscribers in its first nine months. A chunk of Disney Plus' growth this past quarter came from its combined offering in India with Hotstar, a locally established streamer, and growth in the prior period came partly from Disney Plus' expansion into Western Europe. The international impact on the platform's early success shows how crucial global audiences are in the streaming wars. Netflix first proved this in 2017 when its international subscriber base overtook its US audience. International viewers still fuel Netflix's subscriber growth. With streaming competition heating up in the US, Disney, ViacomCBS, and WarnerMedia shared in recent weeks new plans to expand their services internationally. Legacy media will face challenges their tech rivals didn't when pushing overseas, experts told Business Insider, including navigating pre-existing distribution deals and figuring out which brands to peg their platforms to. But these players need to the lay out the groundwork now for what will likely be a long road abroad. "We're talking about services that are only profitable at scale," said Eric Haggstrom, forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence. "Growing user base and brand early on is very important." Here's what we know about legacy media's international streaming plans, so far:  Disney's Disney Plus is available in more than a dozen countries, and is pushing into the Nordic regions, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal, Indonesia, and Latin America later this year. The media company is also pegging to its Star brand an upcoming international streaming offering that will house Disney-owned content that isn't a fit for the family friendly Disney Plus, including ABC Studios, Fox TV, FX, Freeform, Searchlight, and 20th Century programming. No international plans have been announced for Hulu and ESPN Plus. ViacomCBS's free, streaming-TV service, Pluto TV, has already expanded into parts of Europe and Latin America. The company is also planning to launch in 2021 an international streaming service that will feature programming from all its brands, including Showtime, starting in Australia, Latin America, and the Nordic regions. WarnerMedia's flagship streaming service HBO Max is eyeing entry into Latin America, as Bloomberg's Lucas Shaw reported. The company has yet to reveal a timeline or concrete details on the expansion. Discovery said it will soon announce a streaming service that will encompass much of it non-fiction programming, including HGTV, Food Network, and Animal Planet programming. Like its legacy-media competitors, it'll probably roll out stateside first, but few details have been revealed. The company also has US-based apps for some of its media brands, like its Food Network Kitchen subscription. Lionsgate has been expanding its domestic pay-cable network Starz internationally through platforms like Prime Video Channels, internet providers like Orange and Vodafone, and direct-to-consumer apps. Its international direct-to-consumer service, StarzPlay, launched in the UK, France, Germany, Brazil, and Mexico last year, and is slated to launch in 20 more territories this year. Through a joint venture, the Starz brand also streams in the Middle East and North Africa with StarzPlay Arabia.  NBCUniversal plans to expand Peacock internationally but hasn't yet shared details. Disney and WarnerMedia are constrained by their legacy operations in ways their tech rivals aren't Apple TV Plus demonstrated the advantage tech companies have in streaming when it launched in November, around the time Disney Plus debuted in a few countries, in more than 100 territories around the world. As a tech company, Apple had the infrastructure in place to move into much of the world overnight.  Disney is building that infrastructure, but it's also encumbered by pre-existing international licensing deals in ways Netflix and others streamers aren't. Since Netflix started releasing originals, it has hustled to secure the global rights to that content where possible, while also distributing or coproducing local projects, such as India's "Sacred Games," Spain's "Money Heist," and the UK's "The Crown," to appeal to audiences around the world. "Netflix did a lot of things right, particularly in terms of reaching out to local directors and producers to make sure the programming they're making is appropriate for the market," Alan Wolk, analyst at TVREV, told Business Insider. "That was a great lesson for everybody else on how to roll things out internationally." Before Disney follows Netflix down that road with its forthcoming international streaming service, it'll have to claw back the rights around the world to its own programming, such as ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" or Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale," which air and stream on local channels in the UK and other parts of the world.  "The biggest issue in general for these services is they've already sold a lot of their content into longterm deals internationally," Haggstrom, the Insider Intelligence analyst, said.   In the UK, Comcast's Sky airs and streams shows from both WarnerMedia's HBO and ViacomCBS's Showtime. Some HBO and Showtime shows also stream in India on Disney's Hotstar. That doesn't mean WarnerMedia's HBO Max and ViacomCBS's forthcoming streaming service can't expand into the UK or India. But it does make their entries a tad more complicated. Legacy media had to deal with this before launching in the US, too, by the way; Disney, for one, had to retrieve the rights to the Star Wars films for Disney Plus.HBO's existing distribution deals may be part of why HBO Max is looking to Latin America first. WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar, who was the founding CEO of Hulu, knows how crucial it is for streaming services to get their international rollouts right. Hulu pushed into Japan, but never expanded more broadly. Netflix, on the other hand, aggressively pursued international expansion, and overtook Hulu's audience by a wide margin. "I'd say it was a mistake, and one of my biggest regrets was not being able to persuade the board of Hulu to go international," Kilar told Bloomberg's Lucas Shaw in August. Netflix had 193 million subscribers as of June, where Hulu has 35.5 million. Some international markets may be more valuable than others as legacy media charts its streaming expansion As legacy media expands streaming internationally, Disney, ViacomCBS, and others will also need to consider which markets are the most lucrative. Netflix started reporting its financials by international region this year, which gives more insight into streaming markets globally. The US and Canada, and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, bring in the most revenue per paying subscriber. In regions like Latin America and Asia-Pacific, Netflix's average revenue per subscriber has declined as its audiences have grown. Disney Plus' average revenue also dropped last quarter to $4.62 because of its price point in India, where it launched as part of the bundle with Hotstar. Excluding Disney Plus Hotstar, the service's average revenue was $5.31 per paying subscriber, the company said. "Netflix is a major player in all those markets," Haggstrom said. "The newcomers are going to have to look at, how concentrated is the market? And what is the revenue opportunity in the market, both in terms of ads and subscription options?" Some markets, like India, may be more accepting of ad-supported services if it keeps down the costs of subscriptions, Haggstrom said. Starz first established its brand internationally in the Middle East and North Africa, through its joint-venture, StarzPlay Arabia. After the service gained traction — and Starz was acquired by Lionsgate in 2016 — Starz starting expanding in 2019 its own StarzPlay offering in parts of Europe and Latin America, as a home for Starz dramas, Lionsgate movies and TV shows, and premium programming licensed from third parties. It plans to push into more territories this year. Lionsgate said it had 11.4 million streaming subscribers globally as of June, including StarzPlay Arabia and the Spanish-language service, Pantaya. Legacy players are pegging their services to their strongest international brands Legacy streamers like Disney may have advantages moving into international markets where their brands are well known. Disney is a behemoth at the international box office with Marvel, Disney, and other films, and has international touchstones through its theme parks in Europe and Asia. Warner Bros. and DC films are also big at the global box office. ViacomCBS has an international TV footprint, as well as its movie studio, Paramount. And Lionsgate's Starz, which had been licensing programming to TV networks around the world, has found success bringing its brand name to more parts of the world. The challenge for these legacy players then becomes which brands to peg their streaming services to. In some cases, it means making tough choices. Disney is putting Star, which is more established in Asia, at the forefront of its international general-audience service, and not Hulu. Hulu has a robust streaming audience in the US, but it's virtually unknown outside of the country. "Hulu also, I must say, has no brand awareness outside of the US and nor does Hulu have any content that's been licensed to it internationally," Bob Chapek, Disney's CEO, said on the company's latest earnings call. Wolk, the TVREV analyst, also pointed to Hulu's roots as a joint venture between major US broadcasters as a possible reason for its stalled international push.  "I suspect the name Star is more Disney-ish than Hulu," Wolk said. "They're still in the process of Disney-fying Hulu." ViacomCBS, meanwhile, has yet to name its upcoming streaming service, but said it will feature both CBS and Showtime content. It's likely that one or both brands will have to play second fiddle to the broader streaming brand. "It may be that some of the content is valuable but it doesn't have much brand equity," Haggstrom said of brands like CBS. "This is something that all these companies are going to have to deal with."Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: A cleaning expert reveals her 3-step method for cleaning your entire home quickly
It’s been a long time coming, but Zack Snyder's Justice League will finally get in front of an audience thanks to HBO Max. Here's the first trailer.
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After all the mini teases, director Zack Snyder drops longer, specially prepared footage of his version of Justice League.
Restored version will air in four one-hour installments on the streaming platform.
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"Teenage Bounty Hunters" and "The Legend of Korra" are popular on Netflix this week, but they couldn't dethrone "The Umbrella Academy." Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles on the streaming service in February. Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of the lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week's most popular TV shows on Netflix. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. "Avatar: The Last Airbender" found new life on Netflix recently, nearly two decades after it first debuted on Nickelodeon. Now it's the sequel series "Legend of Korra's" turn. Netflix introduced daily top 10 lists of its most viewed movies and TV shows in February (it counts a view if an account watches at least two minutes of a title). Every week, the streaming search engine Reelgood compiles for Business Insider a list of which TV shows have been most prominent on Netflix's daily lists that week.  "The Legend of Korra" and the Netflix original "Teenage Bounty Hunters" hooked audiences, but couldn't dethrone "The Umbrella Academy" this week.  Below are Netflix's 9 most popular TV shows of the week in the US: SEE ALSO: The top streaming TV shows on Netflix, HBO Max, Disney Plus, and others of the week 9. "Glow Up: The Next Makeup Star" (Netflix original, 2019-present) Description: "In this competition show, aspiring makeup artists navigate colorful challenges to win a career-making opportunity in the beauty industry." Rotten Tomatoes critic score: N/A What critics said: N/A 8. "Selling Sunset" (Netflix original, 2019-present) Description: "The elite agents at The Oppenheim Group sell the luxe life to affluent buyers in LA. Relationships are everything, and that often means major drama." Rotten Tomatoes critic score: N/A What critics said: "It's definitely ticking that big nonsense box that we all need at the moment, but it is not that original. It's a type of show that has been on TV for years." — BBC (season 3) 7. "World's Most Wanted" (Netflix original, 2020-present) Description: "Suspected of heinous crimes, they've avoided capture despite massive rewards and global investigations. A docuseries profiling the world's most wanted." Rotten Tomatoes critic score: N/A What critics said: N/A 6. "The Seven Deadly Sins" (Netflix original, 2014-present) Description: "When a kingdom is taken over by tyrants, the deposed princess begins a quest to find a disbanded group of evil knights to help take back her realm." Rotten Tomatoes critic score: N/A What critics said: N/A 5. "Shameless" (Showtime, 2011-2020) Description: "This dramedy based on a British series centers on siblings in a dysfunctional Chicago family who struggle while coping with their alcoholic father." Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 85% What critics said: "Shameless has become synonymous with Aimless." — AV Club (season 10) 4. "(Un)well" (Netflix original, 2020-present) Description: "This docuseries takes a deep dive into the lucrative wellness industry, which touts health and healing. But do these wellness trends live up to their promises?" Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 83% What critics said: "Overall, the show does a decent job of defining the line between Western and traditional use of new-to-us wellness trends like ayahuasca." — Slate (season 1) 3. "Teenage Bounty Hunters" (Netflix original, 2020-present) Description: "Twin sisters Sterling and Blair balance teen life at an elite Southern high school with an unlikely new career as butt-kicking bounty hunters." Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 86% What critics said: "Brisk and funny, warm and wonderfully oddball, Teenage Bounty Hunters is a binge everyone — except maybe Old Testament God — can get behind." — EW (season 1) 2. "The Legend of Korra" (Nickelodeon, 2012-2014) Description: "An avatar who can control the elements fights to keep her city safe from the evil forces of both the physical and spiritual worlds." Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 93% What critics said: "While some characters were underutilized and several episodes dragged, the overarching story was solid, specifically in terms of theme and allegory." — IGN (season 4) 1. "The Umbrella Academy" (Netflix original, 2019-present) Description: "Reunited by their father's death, estranged siblings with extraordinary powers uncover shocking family secrets — and a looming threat to humanity." Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 82% What critics said: "The Umbrella Academy does have some senses of style and humor, which help distract from the yawning chasm of nonsense lurking in its core. But nearly every aspect of the show would be stronger if any of its logical boundaries had any weight at all." — Vulture (season 2)
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