Max, the Warner Bros. Discovery-owned streaming service, will add a tier of live sports in the US on October 5. He Bleacher Report sports supplement It will cost $9.99 per month and current Max subscribers will get the tier for free until February 29, 2024.
The next level of sports will feature live games from Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Hockey League (NHL), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and American soccer. These games will continue to air on Warner Bros. Discovery’s cable networks, including TNT, TBS and TruTV.
In addition to live games, the sports tier will offer live coverage from the Warner Bros.-owned sports outlet Discovery. bleach report as well as “select” live international sporting events and “long-form” video-on-demand content, including sports documentaries.
Subscribers to any of Max’s plans can add the Bleacher Report Sports tier for an additional $9.99 per month. According to Max, live sports will show the same ads “that air during the event’s television broadcast on TBS, TNT or truTV.” The streamer also notes that you may not be able to stream some games due to regional blackouts.
Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav had been hinting at the possibility of adding live sports to Max for months, and previous reports suggested the streaming service was preparing to launch the new tier in time for the playoffs. the MLB.