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WarnerMedia touts high ARPU as HBO Max closes in on 10 million subs

HBO Max is approaching 10 million subscribers as it comes up to one year on the market. WarnerMedia confirmed that it had added 2.8 million subscribers during the quarter to a total of 9.7 million HBO Max retail subscribers. This is up from 6.9 million at the end of 2020. The 9.7 million total does […]

Zack Snyder’s Justice League release sees groundswell for HBO Max

WarnerMedia’s decision to give into fan demand to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut has been met with a drastic increase in downloads for HBO Max. The release of the four-hour director’s cut of superhero movie Justice League came after a year’s long campaign from fans and Snyder himself, and HBO Max has been rewarded for its investment. According to […]

AT&T takes huge DirectTV hit as it spins-off video businesses 

AT&T has announced plans to spin-off its video businesses, including DirecTV, into a new company worth a fraction of what it paid for the troubled satellite provider. The new business, currently referred to as New DirecTV, will house DirecTV, AT&T TV, and U-Verse. AT&T will hold a 70% stake in the company, while investment firm […]

HBO Max rebound boosts AT&T results

WarnerMedia streaming service HBO Max had 37.7 million US subscribers at the end of the year, with HBO customers taking the overall HBO subscriber total to 41.5 million. HBO Max’s total compares with 28.7 million at the end of September. Total HBO and HBO Max subscribers worldwide now number 61 million. Parent company AT&T, reporting […]

AT&T agrees US$1.175 billion Crunchyroll sale to Sony

Sony has agreed to buy AT&T-owned Anime streaming service Crunchyroll in a deal worth US$1.175 billion. Announced on Wednesday by AT&T, the service – which has three million paying subscribers – will be incorporated into Sony’s own anime streamer Funimation. The acquisition also includes streaming rights to more than 1,000 anime titles. The sale was […]

WarnerMedia’s European restructuring continues with changes in France, Benelux & Germany

WarnerMedia’s restructuring in Europe has continued with a merged executive team for its operations in France, the Benelux and Germany under the recently appointed Iris Knobloch. The changes are designed to combine the US studio’s myriad operations in the region into a central unit, bringing together WarnerMedia’s legacy Turner and HBO businesses, as well as […]

AT&T CEO defends Warner Bros streaming move with HBO Max at 12.6 million subs

WarnerMedia’s big-budget SVOD HBO Max is at 12.6 million activated subscribers, AT&T CEO John Stankey has said. Speaking at the UBS Global TMT Virtual Conference, Stankey confirmed that it has added four million users to the streamer since AT&T reported its Q3 figures at the end of October. The company will reveal its year-end figures […]

AT&T reportedly looking to sell stake in pay TV operation

US telco AT&T is looking to sell a minority stake in its pay TV operations, spanning DirecTV, AT&T Now and U-Verse, according to a report by CNBC. According to the report, Apollo Management and other private-equity outfits are set to submit final bids for a stake in the pay TV unit in December, with a […]

AT&T and Sony enter final negotiations over US$957 million Crunchyroll sale

AT&T is reportedly in final negotiations with Sony over a US$957 million sale of anime streamer Crunchyroll. The streamer is several layers down the AT&T totem poll, owned and operated by WarnerMedia subsidiary Otter Media. The service surpassed 3 million paying users earlier this year, and has over 70 million members worldwide. The streamer was […]

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