DC Entertainment revealed today that on January 21, 2021, its streaming media site DC Universe will be DC Universe Infinite, which will only contain series. Currently, the service offers series along with classic superhero TV shows and original programming such as Harley Quinn and Doom Patrol.
While how the service is changing is probably devastating to dedicated DC fans, the text was on the wall for those who bothered to read it. AT&T acquired WarnerMedia 2018 and launched its hit streaming service HBO Max just a few months ago. There were also extensive layoffs at Warner Bros. in recent months, which hit DC Comics, DC Collectibles and DC Universe streaming platform workers extra hard.
Two of the biggest draws to HBO Max were shows based on DC features –Harley Quinn and Doom Patrol—And spelled problems for the DC Universe service. Other shows that were meant to be exclusive to DC Universe, including Star girl, moved to CW. Now, Star girl and other original content from DC Universe as Titans will also move to HBO Max, even if they do not retain their 4K HDR beauty. Hopefully, HBO Max will eventually decide to raise the quality up to 4K from its current 1080p HD.
When the switch is made next year, DC Universe will still be a solid source for enjoying DC series, for just $ 8 a month. By comparison, comic book competitor Marvel’s Marvel Unlimited service costs $ 10 per month. DC Universe is cheaper and will still include exclusive series.