HBO Max and HBO had a combined total of 73.8M subscribers by the end of 2021. Both are WarnerMedia’s streaming services. The official update came from the telecom giant, in a regulatory filing before the stock market openings, came before a session with AT&T CFO Pascal Desroches at the Citi AppsEconomy Conference.
According to Deadline. WarnerMedia had in July raised its year-end 2021 guidance to 70 million to 73 million global HBO Max/HBO subscribers from 67 million to 70 million. From the strong fourth-quarter content slate at HBO Max including Succession, Dune, and The Matrix Resurrections. The streamer also launched, in December, Sex and the City sequel series the subscribers increased.
AT&T CEO John Stankey had said in March 2021 that HBO Max and HBO would reach between 120 million and 150 million subscribers by the end of 2025, up from a previous forecast of between 75 million and 90 million.
Wednesday’s regulatory filing included a press release that the company also issued. “AT&T ended the year with approximately 73.8 million total global HBO Max and HBO subscribers, ahead of management’s prior guidance.”