Another corporate merger has television streamers meme-ing their outrage.
There’s a credible industry rumor floating around that Warner Bros. Discovery, the result of a merger between Warner Bros. and Discovery last April, is cleaning house at HBO Max.
The company allegedly has plans to fold HBO Max, a beloved streaming service, into the less popular Discovery+ service. To complicate matters more, Discovery+ is said to be moving away from scripted original content and focusing more on reality TV.
Many speculate this will place every HBO Max scripted series in jeopardy. Shows like Our Flag Means Death, The Sex Lives of College Girls, Hacks and Doom Patrol could be canceled. People are perplexed by the decision given that HBO Max has 76.8 million global subscribers while Discovery+ only has 22 million, according to Hollywood Reporter.
The new streaming app is set to launch in the summer of 2023 in the U.S. — so we’ll just have to wait and see. In the meantime, Twitter shared their thoughts on the merger via hilarious memes.
the burning of the modern library of alexandria pic.twitter.com/JoedPvgAgV
— m🅰️tt dilfon (@mattdilfon) August 3, 2022
— carey (@brokebackstan) August 3, 2022
Why they saying HBOmax finna turn into animal planet?
— HOOD VOGUE is tired of poverty (@keyon) August 3, 2022
Other users mocked a Venn Diagram that was circulating that argued in favor of the merger.
— Andy Behbakht (@AndyBehbakht) August 4, 2022
A baby gender reveal party where you get either HBO Max or Discovery+
— Andrew Woods (@JimJarmuschHair) August 4, 2022
love my favorite male skewing HBO Max shows pic.twitter.com/VYpDjevyPX
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) August 4, 2022
me as a woman trying to watch a scripted show on hbo max pic.twitter.com/xl0AD1b6AS
— ً (@folkIoriians) August 4, 2022
calling hbo max “male skew” while they are the home of:
– gossip girl
– pretty little liars
– sex life of college girls
— alex (@deadfastclub) August 4, 2022
Do you think a HBO MAX guy and Discovery+ girl could ever fall in love https://t.co/aiEjIcfwtX
— KM (@KheyehmX) August 4, 2022
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