AT&T Inc's WarnerMedia has expanded its partnership with Youtube TV to feature its upcoming streaming service HBOMax, as well as content from HBO and Cinemax, the companies announced on Thursday.
The pact expands upon the existing carriage agreement between the two companies for WarnerMedia networks TBS, TNT, truTV, CNN, HLN, Turner Classic Movies, Adult Swim and Cartoon Network to add access to the HBO and Cinemax services to the YouTube TV for the first time. As part of a new deal, YouTube TV has also committed to distributing WarnerMedia’s upcoming HBO Max streaming platform when it launches this spring.
Both linear and on-demand HBO and Cinemax content will debut on YouTube TV this spring. Included will be HBO’s array of programming, which features titles such as Watchmen, Big Little Lies and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, hit dramas Succession, Westworld and The Outsider, comedy series Barry, Insecure and Curb Your Enthusiasm, and classic favorites like Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, The Wire and Sex and the City. Upcoming HBO releases this spring include returning favorites High Maintenance and My Brilliant Friend and upcoming limited series The Plot Against America, The Undoing and I Know This Much Is True. Cinemax will offer its slate of original series including Strike Back, which recently began its seventh season, along with Trackers and Gangs of London. Theatrical hits debuting on the network this spring include Boy Erased, First Man and Bad Times at the El Royale.
WarnerMedia’s TBS, TNT, truTV, CNN, HLN, Turner Classic Movies, Adult Swim and Cartoon Network have been available to YouTube TV customers since 2018 and will continue to be available on the service.
HBO Max, the company’s upcoming direct-to-consumer offering debuting in May 2020 with 10,000 hours of curated content, will also be available to YouTube TV customers at launch. HBO Max will offer programming for everyone in the home, bundling the entire HBO service, new original series, third-party licensed programs and movies, and fan favorites from across WarnerMedia’s rich library.
YouTube TV is a subscription streaming service that lets you watch live and on-demand TV from 70+ top networks. It offers live & local sports, news, shows, movies, and more, and can be watched on any screen (phone, tablet, TV, computer). Membership comes with free unlimited cloud DVR storage space to record all your favorites, personalized watch recommendations, and a family plan with 6 accounts per household.