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HBO Max arrives in Latin America on June 29 with a subscription starting at $ 3

HBO Max will bring together more than 15,000 hours of programming, including Max Originals and productions from major studios like Warner and DC

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  • HBO Max will have monthly, quarterly and annual subscription plans;
  • HBO Max will offer two subscription plans: Standard and Mobile;
  • Warner movies will be available, at no additional cost, just 35 days after their release in theaters in Latin America.

WarnerMedia announced today the debut date of its HBO Max video streaming service in 39 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean: June 29. According to Luis Duran, HBO Max general manager for Latin America, the debut marks the beginning of service global expansion, which may arrive at 21 other countries in Europe by the end of the year.

HBO Max subscription will have prices starting at $ 3. The new user will be entitled to access a kind of “tasting menu” free of charge, where selected series episodes will be available. HBO Max will also offer a seven-day trial, so that the user can get to know the platform and the catalog, and can cancel the subscription later.

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HBO Max will have monthly, quarterly and annual subscription plans. In Brazil, the monthly subscription will cost BRL 19.97 (Mobile) and BRL 28.00 (Standard). Subscriptions for recurring periods of 3 or 12 months will be available with discounts of up to 30%. Prices per plan and country can be found on hbomax.com.

The price of the monthly subscription to HBO Max in some Latin American countries:

Argentina: ARS 359 (Mobile) and ARS 529 (Standard);
Chile: CLP 4,900 (Mobile) and CLP 6,900 (Standard);
Colombia: COP 13,900 (Mobile) and COP 19,000 (Standard);
Mexico: MXN 99 (Mobile) and MXN 149 (Standard)

Subscription plans: Standard and Mobile

HBO Max will offer two subscription plans:

● Standard: offers families access to 3 simultaneous users, 5 personalized profiles, content downloads and video in high definition with some titles in 4K, across all supported devices.

● Mobile: offers access to the same content catalog but has been designed for an individual experience with a single, standard definition stream on supported smartphones and tablets, with optimized image quality.

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15,000 hours in the catalog and Max Originals

According to Tomás Yankelevich, director of content for WarnerMedia Latin America, the platform will bring together more than 15,000 hours of programming, including Max Originals and productions from major studios such as WarnerBros., DC, Cartoon Network; in Brazil and Mexico, UEFA Champions League matches will be live-streamed.

In addition, Warner movies will be available, at no additional cost, just 35 days after their release in theaters in Latin America.

Regarding the original and exclusive titles, which will be released under the Max Originals brand, HBO Max announced that it intends to develop more than 100 local productions in the next two years.

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Some of these originals have already been announced, such as the Mexican action-comedy Búnker; the musical drama Días de Gallos, an Argentine series; and Os Ausentes, a Brazilian series about an agency that searches for missing persons.

Among the documentaries, one of the most promising is Bilardo, the football doctor, a documentary series with testimonials from the most important personalities in Argentine football. All of this should come out of the oven later this year.

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