Disney+ beats Netflix in US consumer satisfaction rankings

Disney+ has topped the ranks of US streaming services for consumer satisfaction, beating streaming pioneer Netflix in the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Telecommunications report. Disney scored a satisfaction rating of 80 just six months after launch, ahead of Netflix whose score slipped 1% to 78. Disney, which reported 54.5 million subscribers for the […]

HBO Max exempt from AT&T data caps, operator confirms

AT&T has made its HBO Max SVOD exempt from its data caps while rival streaming services like Disney+ and Netflix are not, raising questions about net neutrality in the US. In an interview with The Verge, Tony Goncalves – the CEO of Otter Media, the AT&T-owned company whose tech is what HBO Max is built […]

AT&T’s York in at Cox as CEO and president

US media firm Cox Media Group has announced the appointment of Daniel York as its president and CEO. Most recently, York served as senior executive vice president and chief content officer of AT&T and subsidiary DirecTV. He rejoined AT&T following the acquisition of DirecTV by the operator in 2015, and prior to that was at […]

Amazon and WarnerMedia spar over distribution fall out

Amazon has hit out at HBO Max after the two companies failed to strike a deal enabling the recently launched streamer to be available via the retail giant’s Prime Video Channels service. HBO Max was rolled out in the US on Wednesday  offering more than 10,000 hours of content from WarnerMedia-owned brands including Game Of […]

AT&T enters SVOD fray with HBO Max

WarnerMedia’s new SVOD service HBO Max is launching in the US today, entering a crowded marketplace where it will have to compete with established providers such as Netflix and Disney+. The platform offers more than 10,000 hours of content from across Warner’s hefty content library from the likes of Warner Bros., New Line, DC, CNN, […]

Seven new distribution deals for HBO Max

Ahead of the launch of premium SVOD HBO Max next week, AT&T’s WarnerMedia has announced a swathe of additional distribution partners including Sony and Microsoft for availability on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One game consoles. The US$14.99 per month streamer, set to launch on May 27 with over 10,000 hours of content, now has distribution […]

HBO Max undercuts Netflix with promo pricing

AT&T is looking to fly out of the gates with upcoming streamer HBO Max by offering a promotional discount that brings it below the price of Netflix. With less than a month until launch, the operator said that customers who sign up to the streamer ahead of launch will receive a 20% discount at US$11.99 […]

John Stankey to replace retiring Randall Stephenson as AT&T chief

Randall Stephenson is to retire as AT&T CEO and will be replaced by president and chief operating officer John Stankey. Stephenson, aged 60, will step down from the role on July 1 but will remain executive chairman until January to ensure a smooth transition, the company said. AT&T is characterising Stankey’s appointment as the final […]

AT&T continues to shed TV subs with HBO Max launch on horizon

AT&T lost a little under 900,000 TV subscribers in Q1 2020 in a continued downward spiral for the operator.  Announcing its quarterly results on April 22, the operator confirmed that it had lost 897,000 premium TV subscribers in the quarter. This is made up of DirecTV, U-Verse, and AT&T TV customers. Cord-cutting OTT service AT&T […]

HBO Max to launch May 27

AT&T has announced that its upcoming streaming service HBO Max will launch on May 27. The platform was fully unveiled in October 2019 complete with its top tier pricing, and will launch with over 10,000 hours of content from across Warner’s hefty content library from the likes of Warner Bros., New Line, DC, CNN, TNT, […]

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