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HBO Max increased the monthly cost of its ad-free tier, the first price jump for the streamer since May 2020. While only $1, the timing of the hike draws questions with the imminent combination with discovery+ as well as a possible recession in the coming months, but it’ll help Warner Bros. Discovery maximize revenue and continue to invest in programming. Elsewhere is FuboTV, which is also looking to drive up value through its strategic placement of FAST channels beside linear cable networks.

To the Max: Unpacking HBO Max’s $1 Price Increase
It’s only a buck. And it’s the first time HBO Max has raised prices since its launch in May 2020, but with many believing a recession is on its way, every penny is being scrutinized. Read More »
FuboTV Surrounding Linear with FAST Channels for Better Rates
If you’re trying to launch a FAST channel, make sure you talk to FuboTV. And if you’re looking for higher affiliate fees for a linear cable network, you should check how its content stacks up to FAST channels. Read More »
C-SPAN Asks for Camera Control in House
It doesn’t have to end. The public affairs network was applauded for its coverage of the 15 votes to elect McCarthy as Speaker—the result of a rare instance of the House allowing independent cameras to cover special proceedings. Read More »
Executive Round Up: Favorite Advertisement from 2022
We asked executives in the industry what their favorite advertisement from 2022 was. Here's what they had to say. Read More »
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