When Comet TV announced that Babylon 5 would be leaving their channel at the end of August 2020, I had hoped that the series might eventually land on the newly minted HBO Max, which at the time was the newest heavyweight player to join the streaming platform rumble.
HBO Max was the latest incarnation of streaming platforms that Warner Bros has tried ever since AT&T purchased Time Warner back in 2016, after HBO Go and HBO Now. In 2020, during big media’s scrambling to adjust to COVID-19 lockdowns and safety protocols (including shutting down movie theaters and scrambling release schedules at least through 2021-2022), HBO Go & HBO Now were merged into a new service, HBO Max.
Anyone who had subscribed to either of the old services would be shifted over to HBO Max (including people like me who were using Hulu’s HBO add-on), and the only thing that would change would be access to the larger WB library of movies and HBO Original shows & documentaries.
Since Friday is the last day #Babylon5 will be on @WatchComet, and Saturday night will be the last episode aired, here's hoping that maybe the show, plus Crusade and the movies, ends up on @hbomax eventually https://t.co/YvNV01z83T
— Slice of SciFi (@sliceofscifi) August 27, 2020
When the Comet cancellation was announced, I’d idly hoped that we’d eventually see the show again on HBO Max. Lo and behold, joyous news arrived in the form of an HBO press release:
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So if you already have HBO Max, set your watches for January 26, and if you don’t have it, maybe this is a good time to use their free trial to see if it would be a match for your streaming needs.
Stay up-to-date with their latest via Twitter: @hbomax