HBO has announced that a less expensive ad-supported subscription option for HBO Max will be available starting the first week of June for $9.99 per month. That’s $5 less expensive than the $14.99 ad-free plan that is currently available. Notably, a subscription to HBO Max with ads will not include access to the day-and-date Warner Bros. movie premieres that were promised to be available on HBO Max throughout 2021. HBO says that the ad-supported plan will have the “lightest ad load in the industry” and that HBO original programming will not have any commercials, regardless of which plan you’re subscribed to.
In addition to the new ad-supported tier for HBO Max, the company announced that some HBO Max original content will become available on TBS and TNT. Front Row on TBS and Front Row on TNT, as it will be called, will be a block of programming for HBO Max content that will be “presented with limited commercial interruption.” Some of the shows coming to TNT and/or TBS include Love Life, Close Enough, 12 Dates of Christmas, Titans, Class Action Park, and the first season of The Flight Attendant. Front Row programming will start in June.