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 […]

WarnerMedia’s HBO Max hires exec from Mid-East streamer Shahid to lead in Lat Am

WarnerMedia has hired another senior exec from the Middle East’s MBC Group to lead its streaming service HBO Max in Latin America. Luis Duran will join the company in February as general manager of the SVOD in Lat Am, reporting into Johannes Larcher, who left MBC-owned streamer Shahid last year to become the head of […]

WarnerMedia alum Kevin Reilly emerges at Israeli AI firm Deepdub

Former WarnerMedia content chief Kevin Reilly has emerged at an Israeli artificial intelligence company that offers high-end dubbing for international content. Reilly is taking a place on the advisory board of Tel Aviv-based Deepdub, with a remit to guide and scale the organisation following its recent launch. Deepdub is a start-up that aims “to bridge the language […]

WarnerMedia aims to appease Hollywood with improved payouts for HBO Max-shifted movies

WarnerMedia has reportedly found a way of placating the aggrieved filmmakers who are angry at the company’s decision to shift its entire 2021 cinematic slate to streamer HBO Max. According to a report from Bloomberg, the company’s movie studio Warner Bros. has adjusted the terms of its deals with partners to “guarantee payment regardless of […]

WarnerMedia and Roku find peace as HBO Max finally launches on platform

HBO Max has overcome one of the biggest challenges in its six months of existence – getting on Roku. The streamer, which currently has 12.6 million activated subscribers, had been notably absent from the US’s leading streaming devices since its launch in May. A major point of contention had reportedly been the nature of HBO […]

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 […]

Hollywood rallies against Warner Bros. following 2021 HBO Max streaming decision

A number of top figures in Hollywood have come out strongly against WarnerMedia’s decision to simultaneously release its 2021 Warner Bros. movies in cinemas and on HBO Max. Leading the charge is Christopher Nolan, whose 2020 movie Tenet performed poorly at the US box office as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Speaking to Entertainment […]

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