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Ampere Analysis: media debt to fuel growth is mostly manageable

The high levels of debt being incurred by big international media companies such as Amazon, Altice, Netflix and Verizon as well as significant regional players such as Sky, ITV and Liberty Global are of much less concern than the situation of internet companies before the dot com crash at the turn of the century, according […]

Subscription revenues and Wonder Woman raise Time Warner

Strong international revenues at Turner helped boost Time Warner’s second quarter results, along with the success of Warner Bros movie Wonder Woman, but operating income dipped by 8% due to declines at both Turner and the Warner Bros film unit, offset by improved operating income from HBO. Turner revenues grew by 3% to US$3.1 billion […]

AT&T reportedly planning new role for CEO in post-merger reorganisation

AT&T is to follow up its US$85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner with a management overhaul that will see AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson drop his current title and become chairman of the combined organisation, with separate telecoms and media divisional CEOs reporting to him, according to a report by Bloomberg. According to the report, citing […]

AT&T CEO: Time Warner deal ‘moving along as expected’

Time Warner’s proposed merger with AT&T is “moving along as expected”. The chairman and CEO of US telecoms giant AT&T, Randall Stephenson, told analysts on an investor call his firm was “working closely” with the US Department of Justice to ensure the deal went ahead, and that progress had been made. AT&T announced it had […]

Zucker: CNN thriving amid Trump media assault

CNN boss Jeff Zucker claims the media is under assault and politicians are failing to address US president Donald Trump’s attacks on journalists, but that his news network is thriving with political events driving record ratings and revenue. Zucker was speaking at INTV in Israel in a session labelled ‘The War on Truth’, and told […]

HBO Now passes two million US subscribers

HBO has passed more than two million domestic subscribers for its over-the-top service HBO Now, parent company Time Warner revealed. Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes announced the figure during the company’s fourth quarter earnings call, saying he was pleased with HBO’s US over-the-top growth. “HBO is just as focused on reaching consumers abroad, with over-the-top […]

Report: Google Unplugged to appear as early as February

Google could reportedly launch new subscription streaming service, Google Unplugged, as early as February after agreeing terms with a number of major partners. According to US financial news site TheStreet, Google has now either reached final or tentative agreements with CBS, Disney, Viacom and 21st Century Fox, with talks still ongoing with Time Warner. The […]

AT&T and DirecTV facing legal threat over information sharing

The US Department of Justice is taking legal action against DirecTV and its new owner AT&T “for acting as the ringleader of a series of unlawful information exchanges between DirecTV and three of its competitors”. The action relates to negotiations with SportsNet LA, holder of exclusive broadcasting rights to the games of baseball team the […]

Bewkes: AT&T will ‘accelerate’ HBO Now growth

The international distribution of the HBO Now SVOD service will be “accelerated” by the sale of Time Warner to telecoms giant AT&T, according to Jeff Bewkes. Speaking on an investor call yesterday, Time Warner CEO Bewkes (pictured) said plans to spread HBO Now – originally a US service – into new territories were progressing, and […]

Ovum: AT&T-Time Warner deal poses ‘new threat’ to rivals

The creation of a merged AT&T and Time Warner will have rivals such as Netflix, Disney and Viacom “looking at their strategies with new eyes this morning”, according to a leading media analyst. Ed Barton of UK-based research house Ovum told DTVE‘s sister title TBI the implications were “fundamental” for “all distributors without a stake in […]