HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s premium streaming platform, will launch in a further 15 European countries on March 8, 2022, it has been confirmed today. This follows the successful launch of HBO Max in the Nordics and Spain in October 2021.
The 15 countries are: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia.
HBO Max is currently live in 46 territories across the Americas and Europe, with that rising to 61 with these launches.
HBO Max is going global as part of a phased roll out and later this year will expand to a further six European countries including Greece and Turkey.
Christina Sulebakk, General Manager, HBO Max EMEA, said: “HBO Max is a new streaming experience offering the very best entertainment, movies, original series and kids programming from Warner Bros., HBO, DC, Cartoon Network, Max Originals and more.
“We are thrilled to confirm that on March 8th, HBO Max is arriving in 15 additional European countries as we continue making the platform available across the continent and beyond.”
HBO Max brings together new and iconic series and movies from Warner Bros., HBO, DC, Cartoon Network and Max Originals in one place for the first time, including Warner Bros. movies just 45 days after their theatrical release.
New Max Originals include Station Eleven, Peacemaker, Raised by Wolves Season 2 and The Sex Lives of College Girls. European Max Originals coming to the platform include Todo Lo Otro, Kamikaze, Lust, Ruxx, The Thaw, The Informant and Garcia!
There’s non-scripted entertainment with Expecting Amy, Finding Magic Mike, FBoy Island and Selena + Chef. Kids content includes Teen Titans Go!, The Amazing World of Gumball, Looney Tunes Cartoons and Cocomelon.
Johannes Larcher, Head of HBO Max International, said: “The global roll out of HBO Max continues at pace as we launch the platform in 15 additional European countries, taking us to 61 territories worldwide.
“We are delivering on our strategy to go direct-to-consumer around the world which coupled with our beloved content will give us the scale needed to be one of the top global streaming platforms.”
HBO Max will be available on leading devices and platforms, including smart TVs (Samsung, LG and Android TV™), via streaming devices (Apple TV 4K and Google Chromecast), game consoles (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S), mobile and tablets (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android™), and online at hbomax.com.
HBO Max will also be available through selected TV distribution partners.
Customers will be able to pay via major providers (VISA, Mastercard and PayPal) and via in-app purchase (Apple App Store, Google Play Store and via Samsung Checkout).
Features include personalization with up to five viewer profiles, three simultaneous streams, no limit on registered devices per subscription, 5.1 surround sound, Dolby Atmos and select titles available in 4K.
Jenna Busch has written and spoken about movies, TV, video games and comics all over the Internet for over 15 years, co-hosted a series with Stan Lee, appeared on multiple episodes of “Tabletop,” written comic books, and is a contributing author for the 13 books in the “PsychGeeks” series including “Star Wars Psychology.” She founded the site Legion of Leia and hosted the “Legion” podcast.