Major streaming services have launched ad-supported tiers, new live sports deals, and more in the years to come. Media companies have no choice but to raise the stakes in the streaming wars.

What HBO Max/Discovery+ is Planning for 2023

Warner Bros. Discovery is one of the biggest media companies in the US.

It has been reported many times that the two companies are going to combine in 2020. WBD will launch a streaming service in the spring that will feature Warner Bros. films with Discovery+ content. In total, subscribers will have access to over 200,000 hours of programming and over 100 brands.

The service will launch in the U.S. before launching in Latin America and Europe, according to reports. While there will be an ad-free and ad-supported option, it will likely be more expensive than the premium plan.

Max will be a major contender in the streaming wars. The total number of subscribers for the three companies was 94.9%.

WBD is working on a free ad-supported streaming service to keep up with the competition.

Over a dozen originals from HBO were pulled from the company's streaming service. "Westworld", "Raised by Wolves", "The Time Traveler's Wife", "Love Life", "Made for Love", "Minx", "Finding Magic Mike", "Head of the Class", "FBOY Island", "Go"

WBD will offer these titles once it launches its offering.

Combined HBO Max/Discovery+ service gets an earlier launch date, price hike is to be expected

What Netflix is Planning for 2023

There were a lot of things happening on the internet in the year 2022. Consumers can save a few dollars on their streaming habits with the company's new tier. The move shows that ad-supported video-on-demand is in. According to JP Morgan analyst Doug Anmuth, the "Basic with Ads" plan will have 7.5 million domestic subscribers in the year 2020.

After increasing by 2.41 million subscribers in the third quarter of the year, the total number of subscribers increased to 222.09 million. The company lost a total of 1.2 million subscribers.

The streamer has three projects in the works.

The " Extra Members" feature will be launched in the early part of the 20th century. The feature will prompt account members to pay an extra fee if they want to add a subaccount.

Profile Transfer and Manage Access and Devices are two features that have been launched by the company.

Chris Rock will be the first to test out the livestreaming capability on the streaming service next year. New subs could be attracted by live content.

The live sports offering is not going to be launched by the streaming service. Ted Sarandos said at the conference that they have not seen a profit path to renting big sports.

The company is continuing to invest in gaming. Mike Verdu, VP of gaming for the streaming service, said that a cloud gaming offering is on the way. The global cloud gaming market had over one billion dollars in revenue in 2011.

Since it is looking to hire a game director who will be in charge of launching a PC game, there is a chance that it will get into PC gaming as well.

The library of mobile games is growing. The company will have launched 50 mobile games by the end of the decade.

Netflix to expand into cloud gaming, opens new studio in Southern California

What Disney+ is Planning for 2023

The launch of its ad-supported tier as well as Bob Iger's return as CEO were some of the major changes that took place on Disney+.

To give Disney+ more subscribers, the Disney+ Basic plan was launched. The company wants to have more than 200 million Disney+ subscribers by the end of the century. Disney+ had 164.2 million subscribers in the last quarter of the year.

Disney+ Basic is not available on the Roku device. It is thought that Disney and Roku will reach an agreement to change that later in the year.

Changes to the Disney bundle and a price hike to its ad-free plan were introduced by the streamer.

Bob Iger took over as CEO of Disney in November of 2022. Iger might be able to help the company achieve profitability. Disney's direct-to-consumer division lost over a billion dollars in revenue in the last quarter of the year.

Disney+ is planning an international expansion to 30 additional countries which will bring the total to over 160 countries. The streamer launched in 42 countries and 11 territories.

Disney+ will be the exclusive international home for Doctor Who episodes.

An exclusive shopping experience for Disney+ subscribers is one of the features coming to the service. The online shop is currently in the testing phase and offers users merchandise from Disney-owned brands. A membership program similar to Amazon Prime is being explored by the company, according to reports. Neither feature has an official launch date.

Disney+ launches its ad-supported tier to compete with Netflix

What Hulu is Planning for 2023

There wasn't much happening for the Disney-owned streaming service this year, apart from price increases and losing titles to rival Peacock. The streamer was nominated for 58 Emmys. In the year 2023, Hulu will have over 50 million subscribers.

If you have been following the Disney/Comcast spectacle, you know that Disney is expected to buy the stake in Hulu by the end of the year. Disney owns a majority of the company. When he was the CEO, he said Disney could buy the rights sooner than that. This depends on whether or not there are discussions that would bring that to fruition earlier.

It is possible that Disney will combine Disney+ and ESPN+ with the acquisition of the Hulu stake by the year 2024. The term soft bundle and hard bundle is used. The soft bundle is when you can get all three services for a low price. You can't go from one app to another if you want to go from Disney to Disney+. We may have lessfriction in the future.

Many subscribers of the Disney bundle would be overjoyed if Disney+ were to live inside a single platform. It will still be an amalgam of epic proportions, even though it won't be a full integration. Disney+ has a total of 236 million subscribers.

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What Amazon Prime Video is Planning for 2023

The first game of Thursday Night Football was watched by 15.3 million viewers, and the spinoff of The Lord of the Rings was the most watched series with over 100 million viewers.

Amazon will continue to invest in content for the foreseeable future. The service puts money towards live sports. The first-ever Black Friday game for the league will be played in the company's stadium.

There is a chance that Amazon will take a gamble with theatrical movies. Amazon might spend more than $1 billion a year to produce 12 to 15 films that will premiere in theaters before they appear on the streaming service, according to a publication. The company has yet to invest this much into original movies, so this would be a big gamble.

The streamer has a number of original series in the works, including a limited series called "Blade Runner 2099," a live-action series called "God of War" and a title that will have Henry Cavill as the lead.

Amazon is in the process of developing an animated DC series for Prime Video. At the Content London conference, the Chairman of Warner Bros. Television Group said, "We are in the process of closing a big deal withAmazon that's going to feature some of our DC branded content in animation." The sharing of intellectual property, especially DC content, will likely increase subscription growth for Prime Video.

Amazon acquires film/TV rights to ‘Warhammer 40,000’ IP

We wouldn't be surprised if Prime Video launched a cheaper tier in the future. It is possible that such an offering would help Amazon. In the next five years, it is estimated that the company will make $600 million in advertising sales.

Amazon already has an ad supported service called Freevee. Virtual product placement is an ad format that Amazon is testing.

Amazon Prime Video’s ‘Thursday Night Football’ starts strong with 15.3 million viewers

What Apple TV+ is Planning for 2023

This year, Apple TV+ is introducing live sports. We think Apple TV+ will keep up with the trends in the future.

Apple TV+ opened its first live sports deal with Major League Baseball in March of 2022. Major League Soccer fans will be able to subscribe to the MLS Season Pass in February of next year.

Apple TV+ would benefit from an ad supported tier. The tech company needs an additional revenue stream if it wants to close a billion dollar deal with the NFL. The price of Apple TV+ has increased.

Apple to launch ‘MLS Season Pass’ subscription on February 1

What Paramount+ is Planning for 2023

The new partnership with Walmart+, which has a reported 16 million subscribers, was the main reason for the 46 million global subscribers of Paramount+. In November, Paramount+ reported a record number of sign-ups when it aired its new show, "Tulsa King."

Paramount+ plans to reach 100 million subs by the year 2024 and increase streaming content spending to $6 billion. 150 international original titles are planned to be added by the year 2025.

With the release of high-budget films like "Top Gun: Maverick" and Paramount+ continuing to rely on popular intellectual property, the streamer will likely achieve subscriber growth in the years to come. The in-app bundle gives subscribers access to more content.

It is likely that a merger will happen soon. According to the CEO of Paramount Global, talks of a merger took place inside. The best move for the company is to integrate Showtime into Paramount+.

There will be a price increase in the future. During the company's third quarter earnings call, Paramount Global Executive Vice President and CFO, Naveen Chopra, said that "opportunities to increase price on Paramount+" is to be expected.

Paramount+ offers US subscribers in-app Showtime bundle

What Peacock is Planning for 2023

The company doubled its number of paid subscribers this year. It was thanks to NBC andBravo that it was able to pull these episodes. The World Cup games were streamed in the Spanish language.

Peacock will premiere a series called "The Continental" and an original series called "Poker Face" in the year 2023. Mike Judge, creator of "Beavis and Butt-Head" and "Silicon Valley", is one of the creators of the new adult animation series, "In the Know."

Peacock will be the exclusive streaming partner of JetBlue, which will broaden its service to more subscribers.

Some non-paying subscribers might be disappointed in the next year or two as things look up for Peacock. At some point, the company wants to convert Xfinity users to paid subscribers, according to Jeff Shell. The streaming service could no longer be a free perk for customers of the cable and internet service. It makes sense for Peacock since 30 million users can access the streaming service at no additional cost.

Peacock adds live TV from all local NBC stations to its Premium Plus tier