HBO Max adds 2.7 million subscribers

Some good news for HBO Max (a service that, sorry Chris Nolan, I actually think is the best of the streaming services). In the past quarter, the streaming service added 2.7 million subscribers. Well, probably. WarnerMedia bundle HBO and HBO Max subscriber numbers together. But it is a safe assumption that the majority of that growth occurred on the streaming side of the business.

All it took was completely upending its theatrical business. Oh, and there was that pact with ol' Lucifer himself Zack Snyder.

Source: NYT

New report finds a lot of Aussies are watching TV via VPN

A survey conducted by into Australian VPN use found that while 30% of Australians don't know what a VPN is, 13% are using a VPN to watch TV content.

It's an interesting stat, even if I think the methodology is a little shaky (it was 1000 people polled through online polling).


How do Aussies use VPNs?
Our recent survey suggests that while 30% of Australians are using a VPN today, one third of Aussie don’t even know what a VPN is.

TeeVee Snacks

  • The Parasite TV series in development for HBO will not be a remake of the film, but rather will tell an entirely new story in the established Parasite cinematic universe, which will now be named the PCU Pit Party (named after the basement and not the 1994 college party movie. Read: Indiewire
  • Richard Lewis WILL make an appearance in the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, despite back health issues. Read: Deadline
  • Daniel La Russo's house in Kobra Kai is up for sale. Read: ScreenCrush
  • Maya Erskine from Pen15 has joined the cast of the new Obi-Wan TV show. Read: Deadline
  • Season 2 of This Time With Alan Partridge will return to BBC One on Friday April 30th. Source: TV Wise
  • Sony is testing a video streaming service in Poland - Playstation Plus Video Pass. Read: The Verge
  • If you're excited about the upcoming Byron Baes, you might also want to watch Netflix's reality series Hype House, set in and named after the Hollywood mansion that high-profile influencers call home. Read: Variety

That ER Reunion...

The ER Reunion takes place in just a few hours, live-streamed on YouTube. If inclined, you can watch it here:

Trailer Park

Fathom debuts on Apple TV+ on June 25.

Watch as Dr. Michelle Fournet and Dr. Ellen Garland journey to opposite hemispheres on an undertaking as colossal as their humpback whale subjects - deciphering the complex communication of whales to uncover a culture in the oceans older than humankind.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It debuts in cinemas and on HBO Max on June 4.

True horror returns. Based on the case files of Ed and Lorraine Warren, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It reveals a chilling story of terror, murder, and unknown evil that shocked even these experienced real-life paranormal investigators.

Stuck With You debuts on ALLBLK on May 6.

Storybook celebrity couple Candace and Luvell finally decide to move forward with their separation, that is until a new celebrity couple on the scene threatens to take their thrown, diminish their brand, and rob them out of a career-defining opportunity. Now, Candace and Luvell work harder than ever to fake their loving image while he balances a blooming romance, and she's torn between what her heart wants, and what her career needs.

What's next? Tomorrow.