HBO Max

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Media leaders talk insurance, co-commissioning during pandemic

Insurance remains an unanswered question as companies examine risk on a project-by-project basis, execs from Lionsgate, HBO Max, Yes Studios and CBC told BANFF delegates.

The Rookie

Deals: eOne, Seville, Crave, CBC

Streaming platform MUBI acquires Xavier Dolan’s latest feature Matthias & Maxime, eOne inks additional sales for The Rookie and more.

MechaBuilders

Guru Studio joins Sesame’s Mecha Builders

The HBO Max spinoff posed a challenge for the prodco, which had to translate the puppets’ soft fluffy aesthetic into a hard metal exterior, says Guru’s Frank Falcone.

Disney

Five biggest SVODs will have half-billion subs by 2025: report

Of the new streamers, Disney+ will comfortably lead the pack with 101 million subscriber additions within five years, says Digital TV Research.

HBO Max

WarnerMedia reveals HBO Max as name of SVOD service

The streamer is set to launch in the U.S. in spring 2020, though WarnerMedia has not disclosed details about the potential of an international rollout.