Recently, Warner Bros. Discovery announced it would be adding live sports to its streaming service Max. Since that announcement, leaks have come out with some extra details on what we should expect from this service. So today, we are going to breakdown everything we know about Warner Bros. Discovery’s plans to launch live sports on Max.
Warner Bros. Discovery will also be adding live news to Max with content from CNN. You can learn about these plans for CNN HERE.
What has Warner Bros. Discovery officially said about these plans?
Earlier this year, Warner Bros. Discovery announced it would start streaming live news and sports on Max soon. This announcement came during Warner Bros. Discovery’s 2nd quarter 2023 earnings call when they announced that Max was now capable of streaming live events. While Warner Bros. Discovery didn’t announce what would be streaming live on Max, they said they would announce more details about live sports and news on Max soon.
What has been leaked about these plans?
According to reports, the plan is to simulcast MLB, NBA, and NHL games on this new Max tier. There will also be select college sports games. These would be the same games you could watch on TNT, for example, if you paid for a live TV streaming service or cable TV. CNBC did say at this time, there will be no exclusive Max games, but that could change.
The new tier will use the Bleacher Report name and will offer not only live games but also highlights and additional sports content.
What would live sports on Max cost?
According to Bloomberg, sports on Max will start as being included with your Max subscription. Later on in 2024 Max will charge extra for live sports. You can learn more about what Bloomberg reported HERE.
No word yet on a price for this new tier. Currently, the ad-free version costs $15.99 for HD or $19.99 for Max’s new 4K plan.
We would expect live sports to be in the higher-end packages on Max.
When will Max add live sports?
According to reports, Max will start streaming live sports in October of 2023. Warner Bros. Discovery says they will have more announcements about this service soon.
For now, details are very thing, but look for this new sports package to be similar to what Paramount+ offers when it streams live sports. At this time though, we need to wait for Warner Bros. Discovery to make an official announcement.