As part of its international rollout, HBO Max will be launching in Europe next month. In June, the streaming service expanded to 39 countries and territories across Latin America and the Caribbean.
As part of the launch in Europe, the WarnerMedia-owned company will be available in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Spain and Andorra. Next year, it will reach 14 more European countries and territories which are Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, it may take some years before the streaming service is fully rolled out in major European markets. The service is still not available in the U.K., Germany, Italy and France due to an ongoing licensing agreement with Sky which won’t expire till 2025. With the European rollout in October, viewers in the Nordics and Spain will first gain access to U.S. and international HBO Max originals, as well as films and shows from Warner Bros., HBO, DC and Cartoon Network brands.
“This is a historic moment as HBO Max lands in Europe,” Johannes Larcher, head of HBO Max International, said in a statement. “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.”
HBO Max did not state what plans and subscription costs will be available in Europe, this is expected to be revealed in October when it launches. In the US, the regular plan cost $15 but there is now an ad-supported plan that costs $10.