Programming Alert: Preston Hollow’s Finest Explorer Featured on HBO

Subscribers and print readers should recall the long-haired St. Marks grad who graced the cover of the February issue of this magazine, holding a rocks glass and wearing a watch that had traveled with him to the deepest part of the world. Victor Vescovo may live in Preston Hollow, but he’s the only person who has actually been to the very bottom of each of the world’s oceans.

He did it in a year, and he’s spent the pandemic taking scientists down to the Pacific in his submersible. (The middle of the ocean is probably safer than your favorite restaurant, for what it’s worth.) On Tuesday, HBO’s Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel features a segment on Vescovo’s accomplishment. It brings to life the deepest portions of the ocean floor, even showing a few of the 40 or so new species the Five Deeps expedition uncovered.

It also does a good

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The Flight Attendant premiere is streaming on the HBO Max website

Kaley Cuoco stars in The Flight Attendant

Kaley Cuoco stars in The Flight Attendant
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The typical holiday travel crunch probably isn’t happening this year (at least, we hope that everyone who can stay home, will stay home, because have you seen the latest COVID case stats?). But HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant is still boarding early—the series premiere is streaming for free right now, a week before its official debut. You can also check it out on YouTube:

Based on Chris Bohjalian’s 2018 book of the same name, The Flight Attendant stars Kaley Cuoco as Cassie Bowden, a jet-setting airline worker who becomes ensnared in a murder mystery—and comes to some stark realizations about her lifestyle—after a trip to Bangkok. As Cassie’s co-worker Megan, Rosie Perez finds herself in the on-screen company of millennials once more, but her character seems much more in control of her life than poor Lorraine

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TNT, TBS & TruTV To Showcase HBO Max Programming In Thanksgiving Crossover Event

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In the first major crossover between WarnerMedia’s HBO Max and siblings TNT, TBS and TruTV, the ad-supported linear cable networks will carry four days of curated HBO Max programming over the Thanksgiving holiday. The stunt is clearly designed to promote HBO Max’s programming and draw new subscribes to the streaming platform.

Warner Media brass have said that HBO Max is a main priority, and the other divisions of the company have been pitching in to support it. When WarnerMedia earlier this year pulled the plug on DirecTV’s Audience as an original programming network, it was transformed into an HBO Max preview channel.

Beginning Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26 through Sunday, Nov. 29 each network will air its own themed content from HBO Max.

On Thursday, TNT will feature DC movies, including the network premiere of Aquaman, as well as the first episode of

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Warner Bros. to Handle Kids Programming on HBO Max, Unveils ‘Gremlins’ Art

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A new team will be leading the children and family programming for WarnerMedia’s HBO Max streaming service.

Variety reported that Tom Ascheim, the Warner Bros. president of global kids, young adult, and classics, will begin heading HBO Max’s younger-leaning content. Ascheim, whose resume includes Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, Turner Classic Movies, and Disney’s Freeform, will take over responsibilities from HBO and HBO Max content chief Casey Bloys. Ascheim joined Warner Bros. in June.

Per Variety, Ascheim is expected to lead a new preschool-centric content division that will center on some of the company’s most famous characters, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweeety Bird, Tom & Jerry, and other Warner Bros. cartoon characters.

“We have more tools than ever. So much of the work we do is to make a great program to put on our linear networks,” Ascheim told Variety. “The other

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Warner Bros. Takes Over HBO Max Kids and Family Programming (EXCLUSIVE)

The top-to-bottom restructuring of WarnerMedia’s TV and streaming units includes a shift in the oversight of kids and family programming for HBO Max.

The responsibility for developing children’s and family-friendly programs has moved from the content group led by HBO and HBO Max content chief Casey Bloys to the group headed by Tom Ascheim, the Disney veteran who joined Warner Bros. as president of Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics in June.

Ascheim came to Warner Bros. from Disney’s Freeform to head a newly created content division designed to make the studio and characters from its vault bigger players in the kidvid universe. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Tom & Jerry and others in the WB menagerie are under-exploited in the modern era compared to Disney and other classic toons.

Ascheim’s portfolio includes linear cablers Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang and Turner Classic Movies. He also steers Cartoon Network

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Warner Bros. Takes Over HBO Max Kids, Family Programming (EXCLUSIVE)

The top-to-bottom restructuring of WarnerMedia’s TV and streaming units includes a shift in the oversight of kids and family programming for HBO Max.

The responsibility for developing children’s and family-friendly programs has moved from the content group led by HBO and HBO Max content chief Casey Bloys to the group headed by Tom Ascheim, the Disney veteran who joined Warner Bros. as president of Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics in June.

Ascheim came to Warner Bros. from Disney’s Freeform to head a newly created content division designed to make the studio and characters from its vault bigger players in the kidvid universe. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Tom & Jerry and others in the WB menagerie are under-exploited in the modern era compared to Disney and other classic toons.

Ascheim’s portfolio includes linear cablers Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang and Turner Classic Movies. He also steers Cartoon Network

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How to download HBO Max movies and shows onto your phone or tablet to watch when you’re without internet



a sign on the screen: It's easy to download shows and movies with HBO Max. Anadolu Agency/Shutterstock


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It’s easy to download shows and movies with HBO Max. Anadolu Agency/Shutterstock

  • You can download HBO Max titles onto your smartphone or tablet to watch later or when you’re offline.
  • To download a show or movie from HBO Max, tap “Download” on the show or movie’s details page.
  • You can find content you’ve downloaded in the HBO Max app by tapping the “Profile” icon and then going to the “Downloads” tab.
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If you subscribe to the latest iteration of HBO’s streaming service, HBO Max, you have access to everything in HBO’s usual catalog of programming, along with a wealth of shows and movies.

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And luckily, if you know you’re going to be somewhere without internet service later, you can download these shows and movies to your smartphone or tablet to watch offline. 

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How HBO Max’s marketing team turns free-trial users to paid customers

  • WarnerMedia’s HBO Max launched in May, using a seven-day free trial offer to entice users to sign up, and persuade them to become paying subscribers.
  • Christine Miller, director of campaign management for HBO Max, shared specific steps the streaming service takes to engage its free-trial users, during Braze’s Forge conference on Oct. 13.
  • Most recently, she’s been working with HBO Max’s data-science group to dig deeper into the reasons users cancel their HBO Max accounts, and pinpoint marketing creative that could change their minds.
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WarnerMedia’s HBO Max launched in May, using a seven-day free trial offer to entice users to sign up and persuade them to become paying subscribers. 

Christine Miller, director of campaign management at HBO Max, shared specific steps the streaming service takes to engage its free-trial users — whether they know the HBO brand or are new to it —

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