Shortly after HBO Max said it is raise the price to its ad-free levelrumblings about the launch of ‘Warner Pass’ in France are doing the rounds. According to reports‘Warner Pass’ includes content from HBO and other television networks, “brings together a unique collection of Warner Bros. Discovery’s popular and award-winning programming.”
This new feature will be available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in France and presents audiences with different options across HBO and 12 other channels, including Warner TV, Eurosport, Discovery Channel, Cartoon Network, CNN and on-demand services associated with the package . The ‘Warner Pass’ service is part of a separate subscription service for Amazon Prime members. The level will be available in March.
“To celebrate the upcoming arrival of this unique content offering on Prime Video Channels, all Prime Video subscribers will have exclusive access – at no extra cost – to watch The last of usthe most anticipated HBO series this year,” announced the companies. “Each episode will be available the next day after the US broadcast. The first episode will be available Monday, Jan. 16.”
When ‘Warner Pass’ launches in March, new seasons of existing HBO shows will be included, such as Succession, Perry Mason, The Gilded Age, Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, Barry, and Someone somewhere. The service will also host new series, including The idol, White House Plumbers, and True Detective: Night Country.
Speaking of ‘Warner Pass’, Pierre Branco, General Manager of France, Benelux and Africa at Warner Bros. Discovery said, “We are delighted to agree a new partnership with Prime Video in France. The launch of ‘Warner Pass’ is great news for French audiences as our fans will be able to access all HBO series and our 12 TV channels with a single subscription.”
Could the launch of ‘Warner Pass’ in France be a trial run to move HBO content to Amazon Prime Video in other territories? For the past few months, HBO Max has not-so-quietly removed content from its service. Will some of that content eventually land on Amazon Prime Video? We’ll have to wait and see, but I wouldn’t be surprised if something like ‘Warner Pass’ comes to other parts of the world as time ticks on.