WarnerMedia & Discovery Lay Out Next Steps for Merger
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

Warner Bros. Discovery is planning to focus on "pure play" content, and HBO Max has rolled out its AVOD tier. WarnerMedia and Discovery have revealed the moniker for their post-merger entity, and a...

Kidscreen
June 3, 2021

HBO Max With Ads Launches: What’s Different in the $10 Month...
Streaming

WarnerMedia launched a cheaper, ad-supported version of HBO Max on Wednesday, available first in the U.S. For the $9.99 monthly plan for HBO Max with ads, the company promises throwing up no more tha...

Variety
June 2, 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

Dwayne Johnson To Star As Krypto The Superdog In ‘DC League ...
Theatrical

Dwayne Johnson is set to voice DC canine Krypto the Superdog in Warner Bros’ upcoming animated feature DC League of Super-Pets. Johnson’s production company Seven Bucks has also signed on to produ...

Deadline
May 21, 2021

Cartoon Network, HBO Max Order Harry Potter, Batman & Sup...
Streaming - Television

WarnerMedia Kids & Family is prepping four new shows based on its Harry Potter and DC brands, and all of them have been picked up by HBO Max and Cartoon Network. To celebrate the 20th anniversary...

Kidscreen
May 19, 2021

Jason Kilar Kicks Off WarnerMedia Upfront With “Business As ...
Theatrical

Whatever the future hold for Jason Kilar, the current WarnerMedia CEO wasn’t about to let what is surely his last Upfronts pass him by. Kicking off the pre-recorded virtual hootenanny full of Lesli...

Deadline
May 19, 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

WarnerMedia Merges with Discovery in Landmark Deal
Streaming - Television

David Zaslav was officially named Monday to lead a new combination of WarnerMedia and Discovery, propelling him to the top ranks of operators in the industry and offering just the latest example of co...

Variety
May 17, 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

NHL, WarnerMedia Strike 7-Year Deal That Puts Live Games on HB...
Sports - Streaming

Hockey is going somewhere it has never been before. WarnerMedia gained rights to show live NHL games on its two big cable networks, TBS and TNT, as well as its new streaming hub, HBO Max, in a seven-...

Variety
April 27, 2021

HBO Max Gains 3 Million Subscribers in Q1, Now at 44.2 Million
Streaming

HBO Max continued on its growth curve in the first three months of 2021, powered in part by big-budget films like “Godzilla vs. Kong” and “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” that streamed onto th...

Variety
April 22, 2021

Warner’s Movies Returning to Big-Screen, Typical Windows
Theatrical

A few months ago, WarnerMedia upended Hollywood by streaming all of its new movies on HBO Max on the same day they debuted in theaters. Now it wants to put the genie back in the bottle. Starting next...

Vox
April 8, 2021

Apple-Sony Deal for Tom Hanks Movie Was Driven by Coronavirus
Streaming - Theatrical

Apple paid Sony about $70 million for 15 years of streaming rights to the Tom Hanks film “Greyhound,” which cost about $50 million to make. Apple is doing this, as well as shopping for old TV cont...

CNBC
March 29, 2021

Netflix Head Says Studios Need To Adapt To Streaming Demands
Streaming - Theatrical

Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos thinks legacy movie studios should be more flexible when it comes to consumer streaming demands. Hollywood has been put to the test over the past year due to the pandemic. ...

ScreenRant
March 24, 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

What Broadcasters Renewed in February
Streaming

Nickelodeon is banking on preschool in a big way with its four latest renewals. The kidcaster has ordered more of The Adventures of Paddington with a 26 x half-hour second season that launched on Febr...

Kidscreen
March 1, 2021

Warner Bros.’ Streaming Plan May Invite Piracy “Bonanz...
Streaming - Theatrical

The studio’s decision to smash its theatrical windows for 2021 films could result in "high-quality" counterfeit versions of the titles "available on every pirate service in the world" the same day t...

Hollywood Reporter
December 18, 2020

20-in-20 Marketing Partnerships, Theatrical: Birds of Prey
Blog Post - Brand News - CPG - Dining - Opportunities

Last Call is celebrating the holidays with the 20in20 countdown of the theatrical marketing partnerships showcasing the year's biggest promotional properties! Each day throughout the holiday season, w...

Earl Schultz
December 16, 2020

Warner Bros. Shifts ‘Mortal Kombat,’ ‘Tom and Jerry’ R...
Theatrical

Warner Bros. has shuffled around release dates for three of the studio’s upcoming movies: “Mortal Kombat, “Tom and Jerry” and Hugh Jackman’s sci-fi drama “Reminiscence.” “Mortal Kom...

Variety
December 15, 2020

DGA Tells WarnerMedia That Deal To Release 2021 Movie Slate Is...
Streaming - Theatrical

The DGA has told WarnerMedia’s that its decision to release Warner Bros full 2021 movie slate on HBO Max at the same time the films will be released in theaters is “unacceptable” and “is contr...

Deadline
December 11, 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

Universal Supplants Warner Bros. as Hollywood’s Box Offi...
Streaming - Theatrical

The Comcast-owned studio had been public enemy No. 1 after shortening the theatrical window to 17 days — until Warners came along and announced Dec. 3 that it will debut its entire 2021 slate on HBO...

The Hollywood Reporter
December 7, 2020

Discovery joins Hollywood’s frantic streaming wars with Disc...
Streaming - Television

As Disney, Netflix and WarnerMedia try to boost new streaming-video hubs with glitzy movies and TV celebrities, rival Discovery plans a different hook: real life. For the full story, visit Variety...

Variety
December 2, 2020

Quibi is officially dead
Streaming

Despite throwing millions at original series, spending up to $6 million per hour of produced content, Quibi simply wasn’t compelling enough for consumers to open their wallets. As previously announ...

Variety
December 1, 2020

Wrangler, Miracle Seltzer find pop culture relevance with R...
Beverages - Fashion - Retail

The newest brand tie-ups are based on events from the show: the season four finale in which a laser was fictionally sponsored by the denim brand and once Pickle Rick became popular among its customers...

Marketing Dive
November 10, 2020

WarnerMedia begins new round of layoffs amid restructuring
Brand News - Streaming - Television

As part of the overall shift toward streaming, WarnerMedia has initiated a new round of layoffs.  For the full story, visit Variety  -  https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/warnermedia-begins-new-...

Variety
November 10, 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

As Quibi shutters, so goes nearly $2 billion in investments
Streaming

The mobile streaming startup led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman has closed just six months after launching. For the full story, visit Variety  -  https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/quibi-shu...

Variety
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

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