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'Gone with the Wind' removed from HBO Max after racism protests

Jun 10, 2020 - 8:21 PM

The film will return to the streaming platform at a later date, along with a discussion of its historical context

HBO Max set to launch in the U.S. on May 27

May 26, 2020 - 1:37 PM

The platform enters a competitive marketplace, with the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+, and Apple TV+ all vying for consumers' attention

HBO MAX. Logo from Warner Media

HBO Max streaming service to launch May 27 in the U.S.

Apr 22, 2020 - 9:48 AM

From day one, HBO Max will offer more than 10,000 hours of programs, including all of HBO's offerings

HBO MAX. Kevin Reilly, content officer of HBO Max and president of TNT, TBS, & TruTV speaks onstage at HBO Max WarnerMedia Investor Day Presentation at Warner Bros. Studios on October 29, 2019 in Burbank, California. Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for WarnerMedia/AFP

U.S. tycoon Robert Durst goes on trial for murder of best friend

Mar 05, 2020 - 10:20 AM

Durst is the subject of the popular HBO documentary 'The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst'

ON TRIAL. New York real estate heir Robert Durst appears in court at the Airport Branch of the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Los Angeles, California on November 7, 2016. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/AFP

Cast of 'Friends' reuniting for 25th anniversary special

Feb 22, 2020 - 10:02 AM

The One Where They All Got Back Together!

HBO to produce 'Parasite' miniseries

Jan 10, 2020 - 10:30 AM

HBO secures the rights to adapt Bong Joon-ho's award-winning 'Parasite' film into a limited series adaptation

HBO Go is now available on mobile for non-Sky subscribers

Dec 18, 2019 - 1:58 PM

It's finally available sans a cable subscription

Joseph Marco joins cast of Viu original 'The Bridge'

Dec 04, 2019 - 11:28 AM

Joseph is part of the show's second season, which premieres on HBO

Bianca Umali, Sam Concepcion to star in Season 3 of HBO's 'HALFWORLDS'

Nov 29, 2019 - 8:08 PM

It's the first Philippines-based series for HBO Asia

HALFWORLDS IN PH. Mikhail Red (in photo) will be directing season 3 of the series which stars Bianca Umali (in photo). Photo courtesy of HBO Asia

As 'streaming wars' rage, social networks create own TV series

Nov 03, 2019 - 10:15 PM

Facebook, YouTube, and Snapchat are investing in original programs to stream in their platforms

For theaters, rise of streaming is a movie they've seen before

Nov 03, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Many in the theater industry don't see streaming as anymore of a game-changer than other home-based offerings were in their heyday

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 22, 2012 a worker swaps out the billboard marking the opening of "The Hunger Games" on March 22, 2012 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. - In the popular conscience, movie theaters are sometimes lumped in with department stores and newspapers as examples of traditional businesses that have struggled in the Internet era. But while many single-screen venues have shut down as multiplexes have been built, the numbers overall do not show a dying industry. (Photo by Don EMMERT / AFP)

'South Park,' 'Rick and Morty' to stream on HBO Max

Oct 30, 2019 - 3:27 PM

Catch all seasons of 'South Park' and 'Rick and Morty' on HBO's streaming platform in 2020

'Game of Thrones' prequel 'House of the Dragon' gets OK from HBO

Oct 30, 2019 - 9:22 AM

The show will be produced by George RR Martin, Ryan Condal, and Miguel Sapochnik, who directed 'Battle of the Bastards'

FINALLY, A PREQUEL. HBO announces 'House of the Dragon,' a prequel to the wildly popular 'Game of Thrones.' Image courtesy of HBO Asia

'Adventure Time' to return with 4 one-hour specials

Oct 25, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Finn and Jake's adventures will be premiering exclusively on the HBO Max streaming platform

Studio Ghibli films to stream on HBO Max

Oct 18, 2019 - 11:18 AM

Reunite with your favorite Ghibli characters this 2020!

Erik Matti among directors for HBO Asia special series on food

Oct 08, 2019 - 12:22 PM

The director is one of 8 directors in 'Food Lore'

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

5 things to watch for on Emmys night

Sep 22, 2019 - 1:00 PM

This year's show has no host, plus a rivalry between Netflix and HBO

An Emmy Awards statue is pictured ahead of the 71st Emmy Awards on September 21, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)

'Big Bang Theory' heads to HBO Max

Sep 18, 2019 - 12:52 PM

WarnerMedia acquires all 12 seasons of 'Big Bang Theory' for its upcoming streaming platform, HBO Max

Selfies from the disaster zone: how the HBO series changed Chernobyl tourism

Sep 06, 2019 - 5:36 PM

'They do not need information anymore, they just want to take a selfie,' says the Chernobyl plant tour guide on a new generation of tourists flocking to the disaster site for photos and 'not learning'

'Watchmen' to premiere on HBO on October 21

Sep 04, 2019 - 4:20 PM

The series is a new take on the classic graphic novel

WATCHMEN. The series is set to premiere on HBO in October. Photo courtesy of HBO

HBO's 'Chernobyl' sparks tours, stokes fears in Lithuania

Aug 19, 2019 - 12:40 PM

Lithuania is getting a lot of tourist visits after the show 'Chernobyl' was filmed in the country

People take part in a guided tour inside the inoperative Ignalina nuclear power plant in Visaginas, Lithuania, on July 31, 2019. - Fans of HBO's hit series "Chernobyl", detailing the world's worst nuclear disaster, can get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the Emmy-nominated TV drama by taking a new tour of its set at a Soviet-era reactor in Lithuania. (Photo by Petras Malukas / AFP)

'Doctor Who' to stream on HBO Max

Aug 03, 2019 - 11:37 AM

Eleven seasons of BBC’s 'Doctor Who' series will be available exclusively on HBO Max

WATCH: The exciting first trailer for HBO's new fantasy series 'His Dark Materials'

Jul 19, 2019 - 2:15 PM

The series stars James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Dafne Keen

'HIS DARK MATERIALS.' In the series, Dafne Keen plays Lyra Bellacqua, a young girl who uncovers dangerous secrets. Screenshot from

She’s back: 'Gossip Girl' gets a reboot

Jul 18, 2019 - 11:33 AM

The popular CW teen drama is getting a spin-off series on HBO Max

'Game of Thrones' lead Emmys 2019 with 32 nominations

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:19 AM

The show about families vying for the Iron Throne breaks a 25-year drama series nominations record held by 'NYPD Blue'

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Kit Harington as Jon Snow - Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

HBO to launch Netflix rival HBO Max in early 2020

Jul 10, 2019 - 12:42 PM

'Friends' will be transferring from Netflix to the new HBO streaming service

HBO MAX. Logo from Warner Media

'I'm no hero' says Chernobyl diver portrayed in hit TV series

Jun 14, 2019 - 7:09 PM

Oleksiy Ananenko is one of 3 men who helped avert an even greater disaster after the worst nuclear accident in history

HERO. Oleksiy Ananenko, one of 3 men who helped avert an even greater disaster after the worst nuclear accident in history, gestures as he speaks to an AFP journalist in Kiev on June 7, 2019. Photo by Anatolii Stepanov/ AFP

'Chernobyl' TV series reaps praise, criticism in Russia

Jun 07, 2019 - 3:57 PM

Russian audiences praised the series for what they said was its eerie accuracy

'Big Little Lies' season 2 back for another dive into the female psyche

Jun 06, 2019 - 4:10 PM

Who's ready for season 2?

‘Game of Thrones’ finale: Kit Harington flew to Spain ‘as decoy'

May 27, 2019 - 6:50 PM

When you're one of the biggest shows on TV, you gotta do what you gotta do

DRAGONPIT. The Starks – sans Jon Snow – at the Dragonpit after the Battle of King's Landing. Photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO

The Night King is the surprise hero in the 'Game of Thrones' documentary

May 27, 2019 - 3:50 PM

'I can be any king, you know'

Photo courtesy of HBO

Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke's reaction to that Iron Throne scene will break your hearts too

May 27, 2019 - 11:26 AM

Yup, we mean * that * scene. [SPOILERS FOLLOW]

TABLE-READ. Kit Harington plays Jon Snow in 'Game of Thrones.' Photo courtesy of HBO

No, an Arya Stark sequel is not happening

May 22, 2019 - 4:10 PM

[HERE BE SPOILERS] An HBO exec shoots down the idea of a spinoff following Arya's adventures across the world

SETTING SAIL. Arya Stark heads off for beyond Westeros. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Gwendoline Christie, Sophie Turner bid farewell to their 'Game of Thrones' characters

May 22, 2019 - 2:50 PM

Brienne of Tarth and Sansa Stark speak up

SIGNING OUT. Sophie Turner and Gwendoline Christie bid goodbye to their characters on 'Game of Thrones'. Photos courtesy of HBO

Into the throne and out again: A post-'Game of Thrones' panel

May 22, 2019 - 1:21 PM

Our watch has ended – but that doesn't mean we can't overanalyze and unpack the series finale that's been

Here's what (little) we know about the 'Game of Thrones' prequel

May 22, 2019 - 10:05 AM

What's it about? When's it airing?

WESTEROS HISTORY, LORE. The 'Game of Thrones' prequel will be set in the Age of Heroes. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

IN PHOTOS: More stills from the 'Game of Thrones' season 8 finale

May 21, 2019 - 8:07 PM

[CLEARLY THERE ARE SPOILERS HERE] However you felt about that episode, it can be agreed that the visuals are stunning

IRON THRON. Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen. Photo courtesy of HBO

It’s not just you – even Emilia Clarke struggled with Dany's character arc

May 21, 2019 - 5:46 PM

'I really just had to sit there and wrestle with how I could make good on what they had written'

KHALEESI. Emilia Clarke has played the beloved Daenerys Targaryen since the show started. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Fire and ice: Chinese fans love, loathe 'Game of Thrones' finale

May 21, 2019 - 12:02 PM

Chinese fans share their reactions on the show's finale

(L to R) Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark and Kit Harington as Jon Snow - Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

'Game of Thrones' finale draws staggering 19.3 million viewers

May 21, 2019 - 11:37 AM

HBO says the finale was the most watched at 13.6 million viewers for the 9pm airing

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Kit Harington as Jon Snow - Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

Why Emilia Clarke doesn’t think it’s tragic that babies are named ‘Khaleesi’

May 21, 2019 - 10:49 AM

Emilia offers some words of consolation for parents who have become the butt of jokes on the internet following the final episode of 'Game of Thrones'

MOTHER OF DRAGONS. Emilia Clarke plays the inspiration and tragic figure. Photo courtesy of HBO

Who won the 'Game of Thrones’: Questions the finale resolved, opened, and raised

May 20, 2019 - 8:00 PM

[SPOILERS INSIDE] In season 8, the Great War against the Army of the Dead has been won, and the Iron Throne has been taken from Cersei Lannister. But who gets to rule over Westeros now?

KING BRAN THE BROKEN. Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark in the season 8 premiere. File photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Here's what happened to the Starks in 'The Iron Throne'

May 20, 2019 - 5:47 PM

[SPOILERS AHEAD] Our favorite tragic – and triumphant – family has been through a lot

Still courtesy of HBO

'Game of Thrones' finale: Plastic water bottles somehow made it to the Dragonpit

May 20, 2019 - 3:55 PM

No spoilers here! ...Just a bit of disappointment, maybe.

WHOOPS. Another anachronism makes it to the final cut. Screenshot from HBO Go

IN PHOTOS: Who gets the Iron Throne in the ‘Game of Thrones’ season 8 finale?

May 20, 2019 - 1:17 PM


FIRE AND BLOOD. Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in the 'Game of Thrones' finale. Photo courtesy of HBO

WATCH: Trailer of 'Westworld' season 3 introduces Aaron Paul

May 20, 2019 - 12:35 PM

The third season of the show premieres in 2020

For the Iron Throne: Fans react to 'Game of Thrones' finale

May 20, 2019 - 12:32 PM

How did you react to the finale?

FINAL EPISODE. Over a decade of 'Game of Thrones' comes to an end. Photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO

‘And now our watch has ended:’ Emilia Clarke bids goodbye to 'Game of Thrones'

May 20, 2019 - 12:25 PM

The Mother of Dragons shares her thoughts as the hit fantasy series comes to an end

MOTHER OF DRAGONS. Emilia Clarke plays Daenerys Targaryen in 'Game of Thrones'. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

'Now our watch is ended': history-making 'Game of Thrones' wraps

May 19, 2019 - 8:33 PM

The show based on George R.R. Martin's popular novels comes to an end after 8 years on television

(L to R) Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, and Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark - Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

Enraged 'Game of Thrones' fans ask to 'remake season 8 with competent writers'

May 18, 2019 - 12:03 PM

[WARNING: Spoilers for season 8 ahead!] Fans are calling for a do-over of the HBO hit's final season after recent episodes did not meet their standards

MOTHER OF DRAGONS. Emilia Clarke plays Daenerys Targaryen in 'Game of Thrones.' In the show's most recent season, the once-beloved character has become a polarizing figure in the long-running fantasy series. Photo courtesy of HBO