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WarnerMedia’s new streaming service will determine what you can access based on three tiers of membership

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Nov 29, 2018

There's more information coming out today about the planned streaming service from WarnerMedia. In an effort to compete with streaming services both established and in the works (such as Disney +), AT&T has shared more of its ongoing plans for a platform that would come from WarnerMedia, which is itself the result of the company's acquisition of Time Warner. Whereas some streaming services have different tiers of membership based on advertising and picture quality, this service might be the first one that will vary the content you are able to access based on what membership tier you choose. 

Variety reports that the streaming service would offer three options to potential subscribers. The first is being called an "entry-level package," while the second is a "premium service with original programming and blockbuster movies." The third tier would give you access to everything from the first two tiers, as well as "an extensive library of WarnerMedia and licensed content." 

Although no specific details have been revealed about the service’s programming, Variety reports that content is expected to be licensed from “outside providers.”

As for what that content might be, well, Warner is the king of all things DC-related, but DC has a service of its own at the moment — DC Universe. We also don't know what the different price points for the three tiers will be; if the third tier is wildly expensive (yet packed with excellent, sought-after content), being a member of that tier could become akin to being a member of a very expensive (and exclusive) club.

For now the focus seems to be on movies, but nothing here rules out television (or long-form storytelling) getting in on the action. We'll have more information on this new service as details unfold. 


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