After the fusion of Warner Bros. and Discovery , a long and complicated authorization process is being carried out by different government agencies worldwide, and that includes Mexico. In this way, it was recently revealed that the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) has already approved the creation of the new streaming service.
As they surely know, a couple of weeks ago it was revealed that the streaming platform known as HBO Max will suffer changes, ranging from definitions in the portfolio, going through elimination of films premieres 45 days after the exhibition in cinemas, until the name of the application. Along with this, the available content catalog has begun the elimination of several films and series. Now, Thanks to the approval of the IFT, these changes will also be reflected in Mexico.
However, this does not mean that the process was free of problems. In this specific case, IFT found a monopoly case that puts child content . Through the merger, Warner Bros. Discovery now tells the rights and licenses of the Cartoon Network, Cartoonito, and Discovery Kids channels.
Upon making this problem known, both companies, voluntarily, presented a proposal to remedy any risk to competition. As if that were not enough, they also promised not
The new Warner Bros. Discovery streaming platform is expected to be available in our region until the summer of 2023, ** so we still have a couple of months of HBO Max at our disposal. In related issues, you can learn more about the cancellation of series. Similarly, HBO Max offers compensation to its users.