One Week to Launch, HBO Max Has Still Not Agreed With Roku or Amazon

published 18.05.2020 17:12

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Or they can hope that Roku or Amazon ultimately reaches an agreement with AT&T to carry HBO Max.

The saber-rattling between the companies looks a lot like a negotiation tactic, so it remains possible that Roku could reach an agreement to carry HBO Max prior to launch, or even sometime afterwards.

“As the #1 streaming platform in the U.S. with over 40 million active accounts that rely upon Roku to access their favorite programs and to discover new content, we are focused on entering into win-win distribution agreements with all new OTT services as part of their launch strategies,” Roku said in the statement to media outlets, per LightReading.

And when AT&T’s incoming CEO, John Stankey, implied at a recent investor conference that HBO Max would be available from every major distributor besides Amazon, Roku went so far as to issue a statement making clear that they’re not carrying HBO Max either.