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HBO Max hires Disney+ exec Amit Malhotra for Southeast Asia & India role

WarnerMedia has appointed Disney+ exec Amit Malhotra as managing director for HBO Max in Southeast Asia and India. Malhotra will join the company later this month and report to Johannes Larcher, head of HBO Max International, taking responsibility for the rollout and management of the streaming platform in the region. The exec will also take […]

US$9.99 per month ad-supported HBO Max goes live

The WarnerMedia streamer launched in May 2020 and has since amassed almost 10 million subscribers to its premium US$14.99 per month tier. HBO Max and its linear counterpart have a combined total of 44.2 million US subscribers. As announced last month, the new US$9.99 per month offer presents the full HBO Max experience with a […]

WarnerMedia’s Jason Kilar to remain with company until close of merger

WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar has put an end to speculation about his future at the US-based entertainment giant, telling employees at a town hall this week that he will remain with the company at least until the early part of 2022. His announcement came following reports that he was negotiating his way out of the company after […]

HBO Max gets first international expansion to LATAM and Caribbean on June 29

Despite the recently announced blockbuster merger between WarnerMedia and Discovery, the former is continuing on its path of rolling out HBO Max internationally. The first major expansion for the streamer outside of the US will be into 39 territories in Latin America and the Caribbean on June 29. The service will be offered in two […]

AT&T boss talks Discovery-Warner deal, commits to refocus on US telecoms

It is “time to unleash’ WarnerMedia’s assets, AT&T’s CEO John Stankey has said. Speaking at the JP Morgan Global Technology, Media and Communications Conference, Stankey said that AT&T’s focus on its connectivity business in the US led the telco to decide that it didn’t have the global reach to grow an international streaming business. This […]

HBO Max with ads to launch in June at US$9.99 per month

WarnerMedia has announced that a cheaper ad-supported tier of HBO Max will launch in June at US$9.99 per month. Confirming previous reports from last month, WarnerMedia announced the move at its 2021 Upfront.  The company said that HBO original shows – such as iconic hits like Game of Thrones and current standout series such as Mare […]

Discovery CEO Zaslav renews contract following mega merger

Discovery CEO David Zaslav has extended his contract with the company through to the end of 2027. The contract renewal comes after it was announced that the exec will helm the proposed new company that will house Discovery and WarnerMedia, announced earlier this week. The new company’s Board of Directors will consist of 13 members, […]

WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar reportedly negotiating exit following mega merger announcement

Jason Kilar, the CEO of WarnerMedia, is reportedly negotiating his way out of the company after being frozen out of merger talks between AT&T and Discovery. The industry was stunned when, seemingly out of nowhere, AT&T announced that it is spinning off WarnerMedia and its associated entertainment assets into a standalone company with Discovery. This […]

AT&T to spin off media assets including HBO Max to standalone business with Discovery

Discovery and AT&T have struck a definitive agreement to combine WarnerMedia’s  entertainment, sports and news assets with Discovery’s nonfiction and international entertainment and sports businesses to create a standalone global entertainment company. Under the terms of the agreement, AT&T would receive US$43 billion, subject to adjustment, in cash, debt securities, and WarnerMedia’s retention of certain […]

Report: HBO Max sets AVOD price at US$9.99

HBO Max’s upcoming ad-supported tier will reportedly set users back US$9.99 per month when it launches in June.  According to a report from CNBC, there will be a number of key differences between the cheaper tier and its normal US$14.99 per month counterpart. Warner Bros.’ theatrical releases, such as Dune and The Suicide Squad will […]

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