Amazon and Warner Bros. Discovery have just confirmed the launch in France of the Pass Warner. This new Premium formula will allow users to access the entire HBO package and twelve other channels from the American studio.
As you may know, Amazon Prime Video and Warner Bros. Discovery formalized the existence of the Warner Pass in January 2023. Via this new paid option, the video streaming giant obtained the exclusive rights to broadcast HBO branded content as well as those of a dozen channels of the American studio.
This partnership was negotiated when OCS lost its license with HBO at the beginning of the year. The question was therefore who would become the lucky one to broadcast HBO series and films in France. It is therefore Amazon who won the timpani.
The Warner Pass arrives in France from March 16, 2023
However, Amazon France had not yet given all the details of this new offer, starting with its price, its release date, the terms of engagement or the content offered. It is now done.
In an official press release, Amazon France confirms the launch of the Warner Pass in our country from Thursday March 16, 2023. “The launch of the Warner Pass on Prime Video Channels in France is our next step in becoming the meeting place for storytelling, entertainment and sport. We are delighted to consolidate our privileged relationship with Warner and to join forces to meet the expectations of our French subscribers”. welcomes Brigitte Ricou-Bellan, president of Prime Video France.
Available directly in the panel Prime Video Channelswhich includes the various paid options offered by Amazon such as the Pass Ligue 1 or Paramount+, this formula will be displayed at the price of €9.99 per month and this without obligation.
In other words, if you decide to subscribe to this option, your monthly bill will increase to €16.99. Or €6.99 for the Amazon Prime subscription and €9.99 for the Warner Pass. For comparison, the Premium Netflix formula, which in particular allows you to enjoy 4K content on 4 screens simultaneously, is displayed at €17.99. Regarding image quality, Amazon announces 1080p for most contentand 4K for specific titles like Games of Thrones.
All HBO bundled on the Warner Pass
But then, what will this Warner Pass offer? First of all, you will find all HBO series from March 16, 2023. This obviously includes cult series like Band of Brothers, The Sopranos, True Blood, The Wire or the whole of game of thrones, for the first time in 4K also on television. The latest HBO novelties are also in the game, such as:
According to Amazon, subscribers will be able to discover new episodes of their favorite series by US-24 broadcasta day after their release in the United States.
Anime for all ages
In addition to HBO content, users will be able to access a wide selection of animated series, for both children and adults, from the following brands:
- Adult Swim : Ricky and Morty, Primal, Robot Chicken, etc.
- Toonami : Batman, Superman, Young Justice, Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, etc.
- Boomerang: Tom & Jerry, Scooby Doo, Grizzly and the Lemmings, Adventures of the Little Penguin, Trolls TrollsTopia, Aces of the Jungle, etc.
- Cartoon Network : The Amazing World of Gumball, We Bare Bears, Teen Titans Go!, Adventure Time, etc.
- Discovery Cartoonito : Batwheels, Bugs Bunny Builder, Lucas the Spider, Interstellar Ella
All Warner’s cult films, but not only
During the month of March, subscribers will be able to access films/series, shows and sporting events offered by the brands on demand. TCM Cinema, Eurosport (official broadcaster of the 2024 Paris Olympics), CNN, Discovery Channel, ID, Discovery Science, Cartoon Network, and Boomerang. Finally, the latest from Warner Bros. Discovery, namely Cartoonito, will be available from April 3, 2023.
On TCM Cinéma, you will find in particular classics of the 7th art such ases Affranchis, Interstellar, American Beauty, The Social Network or Bullit And West Side Story. Each month, a theme will be highlighted, as in April 2023 with a selection of cult westerns such as Rio Bravo Or the savage horde.
Those who swear only by documentaries will be spoiled for choice, between the cult documentaries of Discovery Channel (Wheeler Dealers, Shark Week), the 100% crime shows of ID (Glee: Glory and Curse, House of Hammer), and scientific talks by Discovery Science (Road Trip of Terror, Viagra: Science, Sex and Scandal).
A formula destined to last? Not sure
Note that the Warner Pass might not last. Why this ? Warner Bros. Discovery is still determined to launch its own streaming platform titled Max in 2024. In other words, this agreement with Amazon could end as early as next year.