Comcast and HBO Max have come to an agreement on a distribution deal that will allow subscribers access to the new streaming service.
A new player has come to the streaming wars as Warner Bros. new service, HBO Max has officially launched. Just hours after the launch, it was announced that people who had subscribed to HBO through Comcast’s Xfinity would also be able to access the new service online. The app, however, is currently not available through Xfinity itself but can subscribe to the streaming service through Comcast as part of a package deal or through an individual subscription.
In an official statement, Rich Warren, president of WarnerMedia Distribution expressed his excitement at the deal how many people the streaming service would reach thanks to this agreement with Comcast:
”We’re thrilled to cap off the excitement of today’s launch by adding Comcast’s Xfinity to our roster of distributors who are now offering HBO Max to their customers. This deal marks another important step in the distribution of HBO Max and provides millions of Xfinity customers with access to the product.”
Rebecca Heap, Senior Vice President, Video and Entertainment for Comcast reflected this sentiment with her own statement and adding HBO Max to the many streaming services available through Comcast:
“X1 and Flex bring our customers an unmatched depth and breadth of live, on demand and streaming entertainment, and we look forward to partnering with WarnerMedia to integrate the HBO Max app on our platforms alongside close to 200 other streaming services – all searchable with the award-winning Xfinity Voice Remote,” said Rebecca Heap, Senior Vice President, Video and Entertainment, Comcast Cable.
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