The Matrix Resurrections

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‘The Matrix Resurrections’

HBO Max has confirmed plans to launch in a further 15 European countries on March 8, taking its global footprint to 61 territories.

The 15 additional European countries are: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Later this year, HBO Max will expand to a further six European countries including Greece and Turkey.

However, HBO Max will not be available in the UK, Germany and Italy for the next few years due to an existing HBO output deal with Sky.

The WarnerMedia-owned streaming platform first entered the European market in October 2021 with launches in the Nordics and Spain.

HBO Max is aiming to be available in 190 countries by 2026 but has not announced any launch plans for Asia yet.

HBO Max and cable network HBO snagged a total of 73.8m subscribers worldwide by the end of 2021, beating the 70m-73m total that WarnerMedia executives had predicted.

HBO Max brings together series and movies from Warner Bros, HBO, DC, Cartoon Network and Max Originals, including Warner Bros. movies 45 days after their theatrical release. Warner Bros. films that will be available include The Matrix Resurrections, Dune, King Richard, The Suicide Squad and Tom and Jerry.

New Max Originals include Station Eleven, Peacemaker, Raised by Wolves season 2 and Sex Lives of College Girls.

European Max Originals coming to the platform include Todo Lo Otro, Kamikaze, Lust, Ruxx, The Thaw, The Informant and Garcia!.

Christina Sulebakk, general manager, HBO Max EMEA, said: “We are thrilled to confirm that on March 8, HBO Max is arriving in 15 additional European countries as we continue making the platform available across the continent and beyond.”

Johannes Larcher, head of HBO Max International, said: “The global rollout of HBO Max continues at pace as we launch the platform in 15 additional European countries, taking us to 61 territories worldwide.”