Disney+, HBO Max, and other streaming platforms are making some major moves pretty soon.

@RFaughnder reports.
On March 18, HBO Max will debut “Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” the fabled “Snyder Cut” on which WarnerMedia spent an estimated $70 million to achieve the director’s original vision.
On March 26, Walt Disney Co. hikes the price of Disney+ from $7 a month (or $70 a year) to $8 a month (or $80 a year).

That's not all that's going up: latimes.com/entertainment-…
ViacomCBS on Wednesday will also lay out plans for its direct-to-consumer strategy, marking the Wall Street coming-out party for Paramount+.

Two streaming platforms have a clear lead over the others: latimes.com/entertainment-…
Streaming platforms like HBO Max and Disney+ are struggling with a phenomenon known as “churn" latimes.com/entertainment-…
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