YouTube TV Adding HBO, HBO Max, Cinemax To Channel Lineup Come Spring

YouTube TV is finally adding HBO to its channel lineup — a highly-anticipated addition almost exactly three years after the launch of the live TV service.

YouTube TV will carry HBO and sister pay channel Cinemax — as well as forthcoming subscription service HBO Max — as part of an expanded distribution deal with parent company WarnerMedia, The Hollywood Reporter reports. HBO Max, launching in May 2020, will comprise all of HBO’s programming as well as other films and series from the WarnerMedia portfolio. HBO and Cinemax — including both linear and on-demand programming — will also arrive on YouTube TV this spring.

Other WarnerMedia-owned television channels — including CNN, TBS, TNT, and Cartoon Network — have already been carried on YouTube TV since 2018. The pricing for the HBO, HBO Max, and Cinemax add-ons has not been revealed.

“As consumers’ media consumption habits continually evolve and the landscape becomes more and more dynamic, our goal remains constant, and that is to make the portfolio of WarnerMedia networks available as widely as possible,” Rich Warren, WarnerMedia’s president of distribution, said in a statement.

YouTube TV currently offers more than 70 channels and is priced at $50 per month. In its most recent earnings report, parent company Google confirmed that YouTube TV had upwards of 2 million subscribers in the U.S.

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Imagine development initiative to launch in Melbourne

Writer development initiative Imagine Impact, created by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Tyler Mitchell, will launch in Melbourne -the first time the program will be run outside of the US.

Operating in association with Gentle Giant Media Group and Screen Australia, the accelerator program discovers, cultivates and empowers creative storytellers.

“Impact Australia will bring the focus of the global film and television industry to Australia and our tremendous storytellers, positioning Melbourne and Australia as a premiere destination for original IP and content,” said Greg Basser, Chairman and CEO, Gentle Giant Media Group. “Impact Australia will provide an amazing opportunity for Australian writers to not only learn from some of the best in the world, but also get their Australian stories in front of key decision-makers in the global creative industry.”

“In assisting Imagine Impact to come to Australia, we are seeking to enable Australian creators to get access to an innovative development framework that is outside the standard screen agency funding model,” said Graeme Mason, CEO of Screen Australia. “Imagine Impact has proved to be incredibly successful at empowering talent and connecting great ideas with a pathway to audience, so we encourage Australian creators to take advantage of this chance to work with market leaders.”

“The global screen industry is growing at an unprecedented rate and the demand for content and new ideas has never been higher. The Victorian Government is committed to supporting our screen ecosystem and investing in our screenwriting talent is an important part of that work,” said Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley. “Attracting Imagine Impact to Melbourne is a coup that reinforces Victoria’s position as a screen leader and a creative hub. This program will give our local writers the opportunity to foster international networks and create dynamic screen stories that will go on to be seen by people across the globe.”

“The power of Imagine Impact is global and we’ve set our sights on bringing our innovative approach to discovering, cultivating and empowering creators to Australia,” said Tyler Mitchell, Head of Imagine Impact. “The country is recognised for its robust film and television industry made up of a community who passionately support its creators. It was a natural move for expansion, and to have the support of Screen Australia and leading entertainment entities sets Impact Australia up for success.”

Applications will open on 3 March 2020 to Australian writers, with the eight-week mentorship program beginning on 8 June 2020.

Similar to its United States counterpart, Impact Australia will actively seek fresh story perspectives and help writers create their best work while simultaneously leveraging technology for direct access to the global entertainment marketplace. During the program, ‘Creators’ will be paired with a ‘Shaper’ (world-class screen and TV writers) to help craft their story and prepare them for Pitch Day with the goal of selling their project. Impact Australia will give participating Creators everything they need to succeed, including a stipend to allow them to relocate to Melbourne and focus on their projects for the eight-week intensive program.

Taking a Silicon Valley accelerator approach, combined with Imagine Entertainment’s decades of Hollywood heritage, Imagine Impact was started by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Tyler Mitchell in 2018 to democratize the Hollywood system. To date, three programs have been successfully completed and Impact boasts an alumni class of 72 Creators, some of whose projects have been picked up by Netflix, Legendary, Amblin Entertainment and/or signed by major agencies and management companies, including; WME, CAA, UTA, Verve, Anonymous Content, Management 360, and Lit Entertainment.

Australians have previously participated in Impact’s Los Angeles program, including Victorian creative duo Lynda Heys & Steve Turnbull and Philip Tarl Denson. Based in Darwin Australia, Denson developed his television series Anomaly through Impact and now has a producer and showrunner attached to the project, which is set-up at Legendary TV. He was also recently funded to produce Australian comedy series Fracketty Frack: It’s the Frackpocalypse.

Principal finance for Impact Australia courtesy of Screen Australia, along with principal partner, Film Victoria. The program is also being supported by Screen NSW, Screen Queensland, Screenwest, South Australian Film Corporation, Screen Territory, Screen Canberra and Screen Tasmania.

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Airdate: Followers

Followers is the first drama series directed by Mika Ninagawa (Diner, No Longer Human) and highlights her unique approach to filming with dreamlike, vivid colours.

The story portrays social media addiction but also depicts Tokyo fashion and lifestyles of women living there.

Tokyo: a vibrant city full of life, color, ambition and fashion. A famous and successful fashion photographer Limi Nara (played by Miki Nakatani) has built a career capturing the evolving people and city of present-day Tokyo. She lives her life confidently and showcases her independence in both her career and relationships. Conversely, a young, aspiring actress Natsume Hyakuta (played by Elaiza Ikeda) struggles to find her identity and self confidence which impacts her personal relationships and career as an actress.

Cast: Miki Nakatani, Elaiza Ikeda, Mari Natsuki, Yuka Itaya, KOM_I, Mika Nakashima, Shuhei Uesugi, Nobuaki Kaneko, Yutaro and more.

Thursday February 27 on Netflix.

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Hot and Steamy Love Scenes from The Boys

Is it hot in here, or are these all the hot and steamy love scenes from The Boys? Chances are if you’re watching this video, it’s both.

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Incredibly Satisfying Graffiti Art Timelapse for HUNTERS

Hunters is coming February 21, 2020 on Amazon Prime. In the meantime, enjoy the mesmerizing process of legendary graffiti artist Crash painting a mural inspired by Hunters.

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YouTube’s Next Music Original Is ‘Terms And Conditions,’ About The U.K.’s Drill Scene

A significant chunk of YouTube’s recent content slate has been taken up by music-themed originals, and that likely isn’t going to change anytime soon. The platform today revealed its next project, Terms and Conditions: A U.K. Drill Story, a feature-length documentary about London’s drill music scene.

The film profiles a range of people associated with the scene, including rappers, mothers who’ve lost sons to violence, police officers, community leaders, and lawyers, Variety reports.

For those not in the know, drill is a style of trap music that commonly features dark beats and gritty lyrics. It was born in South Side Chicago in the 2010s, and has since been embraced overseas. In London, anti-knife activists have blamed drill music for the rise of gang violence–and last May, they protested outside YouTube’s London HQ, trying to convince the platform to remove drill music videos.

YouTube refused, with U.K. managing director Ben McOwen Wilson saying, “While some have argued there is no place for drill music on YouTube, we believe we can help provide a place for those too often without a voice.”

Now, drill is the star of Terms and Conditions, a film by lauded documentarian Brian Hill. Hill often makes films for the BBC, and has been honored with BAFTAs for his work on feature-length documentaries Feltham Sings and Only Human. His most recent film is The Life After, which follows Irish people who lost loved ones during the Troubles.

Hill told Variety working with YouTube to profile drill was a freeing experience, because “there are a lot of people at the BBC who are very nervous about the political situation” with the genre.

YouTube is also mindful of that, the platform’s EMEA head of originals, Luke Hyams, said. He explains YouTube has “treaded carefully” due to last May’s protests, but ultimately believes originals should be provocative to catch audience attention.

“It’s important now in the age of social media and search and discovery that when you make something for YouTube, where content can get lost, [it] can serve as a discussion starter,” he said. “That’s why we went into ‘Terms and Conditions,’ and want to do docs.” Hyams also said YouTube hopes Terms and Conditions can draw in more documentarians willing to make films about culturally relevant and topical issues.

The film will premiere Feb. 26 on urban music YouTube channel GRM Daily, which has 2.63 million subscribers.

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WarnerMedia’s new streaming service HBO Max is coming to YouTube TV, along with HBO & Cinemax

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WarnerMedia and YouTube TV today announced a distribution deal that will bring HBO and Cinemax to the Google-owned live TV streaming service for the first time as well as, notably, WarnerMedia’s new service HBO Max, set to launch this spring.

That means that YouTube TV customers will have the option to add-on either HBO or Cinemax to their current subscription, as they can today on other streaming services like Hulu. Alternately, they’ll be able to opt for HBO Max’s expanded streaming service instead.

The new agreement will also allow YouTube TV to continue to carry the WarnerMedia networks TBS, TNT, truTV, CNN, HLN, Turner Classic Movies, Adult Swim and Cartoon Network, which have been available to YouTube TV since 2018.

“As consumers’ media consumption habits continually evolve and the landscape becomes more and more dynamic, our goal remains constant, and that is to make the portfolio of WarnerMedia networks available as widely as possible,” said Rich Warren, president of WarnerMedia Distribution, in a statement. “YouTube has been a valued partner for a number of years, and we’re pleased to not only extend our existing agreement, but also make HBO and Cinemax – and soon HBO Max – available to YouTube TV customers for the first time.”

HBO Max is WarnerMedia’s previously announced direct-to-consumer streaming service, which includes the HBO library as well as films from Warner Bros., third-party licensed programs and 31 Max Originals. Combined with HBO series, HBO Max will stream 69 originals in its first year.

Among these is a “Gossip Girl” sequel, a Mindy Kaling comedy called “College Girls,” an adaptation of the popular novel “Circe,” a superhero series “DC Superhero High,” a “Dune” series, a “Grease” reboot, a reboot of “The Boondocks,” “The Green Lantern,” an Issa Rae comedy, a Ridley Scott sci-fi series, a new documentary on Anthony Bourdain, a documentary about Amy Schumera Melissa McCarthy comedy filma documentary with Monica Lewinsky and other scripted and unscripted shows. It also has a new deal with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and an overall deal with Lisa Ling. 

The company says the service will debut in May with 10,000 hours of film and TV, but will continue to grow over time. It is set to cost $14.99 per month.

With the additions of HBO, YouTube TV viewers can gain access to shows like “Watchmen,” “Big Little Lies,” “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” “Succession,” “Westworld,” “The Outsider,” “Barry,” “Insecure,” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” as well as classics like “Game of Thrones,” “The Sopranos,” “The Wire” and “Sex and the City.” Upcoming HBO releases will include “High Maintenance,” “My Brilliant Friend,” “The Plot Against America,” “The Undoing” and “I Know This Much Is True.”

Meanwhile, Cinemax brings its own slate of originals, including “Strike Back,” “Trackers” and “Gangs of London,” as well as movies like “Boy Erased,” “First Man” and “Bad Times at the El Royale.”

While HBO and Cinemax are offered to cord-cutters as over-the-top subscriptions in a number of places, WarnerMedia’s distribution plans for HBO Max are only now starting to be revealed. It makes sense that WarnerMedia would look to grow its distribution partnerships in the wake of the increased streaming competition arriving this year, including NBCU’s Peacock and an expanded CBS All Access, announced today by ViacomCBS.

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Twitch Star Dr DisRespect To Pen “Memoir” About His Gaming Persona For Simon & Schuster

From the small screen to the book store aisles, Twitch star Guy Beahm is readying a multimedia takeover, having just inked a book deal to publish a memoir from the perspective of his streaming persona, Dr DisRespect. That character, a self-described ruthless competitor, sees Beahm on-stream bedecked in a black mullet wig, sunglasses, mustache, and a tactical vest.

The book — tentatively titled Violence. Speed. Momentum., a popular Dr DisRespect catchphrase — will recount the character’s comedic backstory. Beahm is writing the project for Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, The Hollywood Reporter reports. It is slated to hit shelves next spring alongside a companion audiobook read by Beahm.

According to a description obtained by the Reporter, the book sarcastically claims it will cover “what it’s like being the greatest gamer in the history of the universe, and possibly the best overall human being.”

Gallery Books acquired rights to the book from Beahm’s talent agency, CAA, the Reporter reports. Beahm also has a scripted — and potentially animated — television series based on the origin story of Dr DisRespect in the works. That venture, announced in December, will see Beahm partnering with Skybound Entertainment, the multi-platform production company founded by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman.

Beahm, who streams multiple titles, counts 4 million subscribers on Twitch and 1 million YouTube subscribers.

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Beforeigners: Official Trailer | HBO

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Beforeigners, a six-part genre-crossing drama from HBO Europe, premieres in the U.S. on Tuesday, February 18th on HBO NOW®, HBO GO®, and partner streaming platforms. Set in the near future, Beforeigners is a sci-fi crime drama where time traveling refugees from three past eras – The Stone Age, The Viking era, and the late 19th century – have settled in Oslo, Norway. #HBO #BeforeignersHBO
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We Are the Dream (2020): Victoria Bowie “The People Who Want to be Equal” (Clip) | HBO

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Victoria Bowie performs “The People Who Want to be Equal,” featured at The Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest.
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