Amazon to remove HBO from Amazon Channels

HBO will no longer be available as an Amazon Channel after their current placement deal expires next year.

HBO’s presence in the Amazon Channels store currently lets users watch regular HBO programming within the Amazon Fire TV user interface, making it easy for consumers to subscribe and sign up.

However, the “placement” was a major sticking point in the negotiations to get HBO Max, the company’s separate streaming service, on to the Amazon Fire TV platform.

HBO Max includes additional content that’s not available on HBO, like “South Park and “The Big Bang Theory.”

However, an advertising-supported version of HBO Max is slated for launch next year.