Although there are many OTT platforms profiting from the rising amount of Internet users in India and around the world, the global multimedia giant HBO is expected to launch its own digital streaming system, HBO Max, in the country in the near future. Prior to the India launch, an analysis of pricing that outlines HBO Max’s details on subscriptions for India was leaked online.
The report is of OnlyTech which could acquire an early pricing survey from Nepa which is a well-known market research company that works for HBO Max. The survey’s pricing report reveals specifics of the monthly and annual plans that HBO could provide for India. Indian market.
HBO Max Subscription Plans for India: Details
In the meantime, when it comes to details of the subscription, HBO might offer both annual and monthly subscription plans to its online streaming services. There will be plans specifically for desktop and mobile devices. In reality, HBO is reportedly aiming to launch an ad-supported plan that is much less than Standard plans or Mobile plans.
Its Mobile package, costing Rs. 139per month and will provide streaming features on mobile and tablet devices. It will not include ads. However, at the moment, HBO Max will only provide Standard Quality (SD) content. Additionally, the films and TV shows will be streamed on a later date following when they are released theatrically. With this plan, viewers can create up to five profiles, and be capable of stream only on one device at a time.
In the Standard plan, this will provide UHD (4K) streaming of videos and will work on any device whether mobile or desktop. In this plan, users can enjoy quality content that is ad-free and free of ads for up to 3 devices simultaneously. They will also be able to stream new films and TV shows straight after their release in theaters. The Standard plan costs the price of Rs. 329/month.
If the Standard plan isn’t enough for some users, they could select a lower-priced ad-supported program. It costs only Rs. 69/month and offers high-definition content across every device. But, similar to the Mobile plan the ad-supported plan will include films and TV shows long after the theatrical release.
Apart from these monthly packages, HBO will also reportedly offer annual plans with substantial discounts for subscribers. The annual subscription plan offered that is available for Mobile Plan, for example, is available at a discount of 40% price, and customers will need to pay for it upfront, which is Rs 1,001. The yearly subscription for the Standard plan will be priced at Standard plan will cost at Rs 1,974 per year, which is 50% lower than the monthly plan.
These are the specifics of the subscription plans that will be available for HBO Max once it launches in India. After an initial announcement, MySmartPrice has stated they have received a call from an HBO Max spokesperson who reached out and clarified that the price survey was merely the usual market research study to investigate the possibility of expanding.
But, OnlyTech also reports that HBO has named Amit Malhotra as the managing Director of HBO Max for Southeast Asia and India. Thus, this indicates that the service will be launched in India in the coming months.
Personally, I would like to witness HBO Max launch in India at the prices mentioned above. The OTT platform is home to a huge collection of different popular movies and television shows. Additionally, certain films like Space Jam: A New Legacy, Malignant, Justice League Snyder Cut, and many more are often exclusive to HBO Max. Therefore, now that HBO Max is a digital platform that is available in India it will be no longer necessary to wait around for these exclusive TV and film shows to be released through other third-party Indian OTT platforms in order to view these shows.
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