pocket.watch Hires Xavier Kochhar, Former AT&T and HBO Ma...
Streaming

Pocket.watch, the kids and family media company centered on creating franchises around YouTube stars, hired seasoned industry exec Xavier Kochhar as its first COO and CFO. Kochhar, who starts at Pock...

Variety
September 16, 2021

AT&T Adds 2.8M HBO & HBO Max Subscribers in Q2
Streaming

HBO and HBO Max added 2.8 million subscribers in the second quarter, reaching 47 million in the U.S. and helping parent AT&T handily beat Wall Street forecasts. Total AT&T revenue of $44 bill...

Deadline
July 22, 2021

Jason Kilar Plans To Remain WarnerMedia CEO Through Mid-2022
Streaming - Theatrical

WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar, whose position was destabilized last week after Discovery and AT&T announced plans for a merger, says he will remain as CEO for the next 12 months. “My plan and my ...

Deadline
May 28, 2021

AT&T CEO Explains the WarnerMedia – Discovery Deal
Streaming - Television

WarnerMedia and the telecom operations of AT&T benefited each other, but the conglomerate lacks the global reach necessary to build a successful streaming business, AT&T CEO John Stankey said ...

Hollywood Reporter
May 24, 2021

After WarnerMedia-Discovery Merger, Who Will Be Next?
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

MGM, Lionsgate and AMC Networks have all been subject to takeover chatter on Wall Street. Will more media dominos start falling in a new media M&A merry-go-round? That is a question Wall Street i...

Hollywood Reporter
May 18, 2021

Where Does a Discovery Merger Leave CNN?
Streaming - Television

In 1988, Ted Turner had a vision: CNN should merge with Discovery Channel. It was still early days for cable television (Discovery debuted an experiment called “Shark Week” that year), but the ou...

Hollywood Reporter
May 18, 2021

Hollywood Cheers AT&T Retreat, Viewing Discovery As More ...
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

As the news sank in about AT&T winding down its Hollywood foray via a $43 billion merger of WarnerMedia and Discovery, one word summed up the film industry’s prevailing reaction. Relief. Not o...

Deadline
May 18, 2021

AT&T, in Abrupt Turn, Will Shed Media Business in Deal Wi...
Streaming - Television

The telecommunications giant will spin off WarnerMedia in a transaction that will combine HBO and CNN with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN and HGTV. AT&T, the wireless carrier that thundered its way into t...

New York Times
May 17, 2021

AT&T Raises HBO Max 2025 Subscriber Target to 120-150 Mil...
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

AT&T said Friday that it now expects to reach 120 million to 150 million HBO Max and HBO subscribers worldwide by the end of 2025, well above its October 2019 forecast of 75 million to 90 million....

Hollywood Reporter
March 12, 2021

AT&T, Discovery Execs Tout Streaming Momentum for Service...
Streaming

John Stephens and Gunnar Wiedenfels spoke during the Deutsche Bank Media, Internet & Telecom Conference. The CFOs of AT&T and Discovery touted their companies' early streaming momentum during ...

Hollywood Reporter
March 8, 2021

CNN at a Crossroads: What Will AT&T Do Next?
Television

News chief Jeff Zucker is sticking around for 10 months following a ratings boom, but as parent WarnerMedia embraces a streaming future, is a sale or spinoff in the works? Ending speculation about his...

Hollywood Reporter
February 10, 2021

Disney Joins AT&T in the War on Theaters
Attractions - Theatrical

The return to life as normal can't occur fast enough for movie theaters and their investors. Shares of Cinemark Holdings are down nearly 40% in the last year and AMC Entertainment Holdings stock ha...

MSN
January 20, 2021

How the Biden Presidency Will Really Impact Hollywood: 4 Key A...
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

From repairing strained relationships with foreign leaders to coping with COVID-19, how the new commander-in-chief handles the nation’s challenges will impact businesses across the entertainment ind...

Hollywood Reporter
January 20, 2021

100 Thieves Esports team unveils AT&T as 5G and Fibre Inn...
Esports - Tech

100 Thieves has joined forces with American multinational conglomerate AT&T. The multi-year deal will see AT&T become 100 Thieves’ official 5G and fibre innovations sponsor. AT&T become...

Esports Indister
January 14, 2021

Bill Mechanic: Lack Of Talent Management Skills Atop AT&T...
Streaming - Theatrical

As chairman/CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment in the era of Titanic, X-Men, Independence Day and Braveheart, and producer of the Oscars and Oscar-nominated films like Hacksaw Ridge and Coraline, Bill Me...

Deadline
December 17, 2020

Behind the Scenes: Wonder Woman 1984 Upends Hollywood’s ...
Streaming - Theatrical

As the long-delayed DC Comics sequel finally debuts  —  on HBO Max and in theaters  —  it serves as the litmus test for an unprecedented release strategy. Top studio brass weigh in on whet...

Hollywood Reporter
December 16, 2020

AT&T Chief John Stankey Defends HBO Max Release Strategy
Streaming - Theatrical

‘We Knew We Needed to Try Something Different’... AT&T CEO John Stankey asserted that the release of Warner Bros.’s full 2021 movie slate on HBO Max and in theaters at the same time will be ...

Variety
December 8, 2020

Christopher Nolan Blasts Warner Bros. Over HBO Max Deal
Streaming - Theatrical

Christopher Nolan, who has supplied Warner Bros. with multiple blockbusters, has expressed deep dissatisfaction with the studio’s decision to release its entire 2021 theatrical slate simultaneously ...

Variety
December 8, 2020

Pressure builds on Roku with Wonder Woman, Godzilla, King Kong...
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

This is seen as a move by AT&T to exert additional pressure on Roku, the streaming platform that has declined to carry HBO Max since it debuted in May. NBC Universal owner Comcast tried something ...

USA Today
December 4, 2020

2020 was one of the worst years for media giants
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

The coronavirus pandemic took a $13 billion-wrecking ball to big media, according to an analysis of earnings reports and transcripts by Business Insider using Sentieo Inc. The estimate refers to the ...

Business Insider
December 2, 2020

AT&T’s wireless business thrives amid pandemic
Tech

The company added a total of 645,000 monthly wireless subscribers, blowing away competitor Verizon. For the full story, visit CNET  -  https://www.cnet.com/news/at-ts-wireless-business-thrives-am...

CNET
October 22, 2020

AT&T CEO Expects “Choppy” Theatrical Recovery
Theatrical

AT&T CEO John Stankey said on Thursday that he feels better about the state of film and TV productions amid. For the full story, visit Hollywood Reporter  -  https://www.hollywoodreporter.com...

Hollywood Reporter
October 22, 2020

AT&T reports Q3 HBO Max activations
Streaming

AT&T said 8.6 million customers activated their access to streaming service HBO Max in the third quarter, more than double the 4.1 million reported in the previous quarter. For the full story, ...

Deadline
October 22, 2020

WarnerMedia hits the road with new ‘Ride’ video streaming ...
Streaming

HBO Max to launch in 2021 for select Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac models. For the full story, visit Variety  -  https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/warnermedia-ride-video-general-motors-a...

Variety
October 20, 2020

“The Match III” will feature Charles Barkley and Steph Cur...
Beverages - Sports - Tech

The celebrity golf tournament, featuring Phil Mickelson and Payton Manning, will add Barkley and Curry as players. Money raised will go to support HBCU’s; Michelob ULTRA, DraftKings, AT&T, along...

Front Office Sports
October 19, 2020

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