Europeans are about to get superheroes, documentaries, sci-fi dramas, and Hollywood classics as HBO Max has announced their expansion into Europe. Kicking off in October, Warner Media will introduce their streaming service in stages starting with Spain and the Nordics before going further into the continent with the exception of the UK.
NME notes, “HBO Max is set to launch in a number of countries across Europe but there are no plans for a UK platform yet.”
Here is the launch trailer:
According to a press release from HBO Max:
“HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer streaming platform, will launch in Europe on October 26 with Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Spain and Andorra being the first six European countries where the all-new streaming experience will be made available. In 2022 HBO Max will become available in the following 14 additional territories as part of its phased global roll-out: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia. Additional territory launches are also planned for next year. HBO Max will be unveiled to Europe at a virtual launch event in October, showcasing the product and content offering, price points and much more.HBO Max will offer a world of high-quality entertainment from WarnerMedia’s beloved content brands, including Warner Bros., HBO, DC and Cartoon Network, as well as award-winning U.S. and international Max Originals, all in one place for the first time in Europe.”
Head of HBO Max International Johannes Larcher expressed his enthusiasm for the move, saying, “This is a historic moment as HBO Max lands in Europe.” He continued, “WarnerMedia movies and series like Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory are passionately consumed by fans all across Europe, and HBO Max has been created to provide them with the most intuitive and convenient viewing experience to watch these and a diverse range of other amazing titles.”