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Hulu and WarnerMedia execs reveal details of future streaming plans

Top brass at Hulu and WarnerMedia have lifted the lid on their streaming plays as the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour reaches its final week. TBS and TNT president Kevin Reilly, who is to lead the content strategy for parent company WarnerMedia’s new streaming service, said that the business – whose portfolio includes HBO, […]

AT&T chief says WarnerMedia streamer will rely on mixed revenue model

WarnerMedia’s new streaming service will work with a mix of ad-supported and ad-free models to keep the business profitable, according to AT&T chief executive Randall Stephenson. Speaking as AT&T released Q4 earnings, Stephenson said: “We are strong believers and what [WarnerMedia chief] John Stankey likes to call two-sided business models” combining subscription and advertising elements. […]

WarnerMedia launches content Innovation Lab

WarnerMedia has announced plans to launch Innovation Lab, an incubator that will combine emerging technologies with content from across its operating units. The company said that the WarnerMedia Innovation Lab would encourage deep collaborations across WarnerMedia and AT&T, as well as between corporate partners and developers of emerging new technologies. The new initiative will combine […]

AT&T CFO: WarnerMedia ‘treasure trove’ of content will provide competitive advantage

WarnerMedia’s “treasure trove” or quality content will give the company a key point of differentiation to competitors as it prepares for its direct-to-consumer launch later this year, according to AT&T chief financial officer John Stephens. Speaking at the Citi 2019 Global TMT West Conference this week, Stephens also said that AT&T, which acquired WarnerMedia last […]

WarnerMedia’s ‘Netflix killer’ SVOD service to offer three tiers

WarnerMedia owner AT&T has revealed that the company’s upcoming SVOD service will include three separate packages for consumers, during an analyst event held Thursday. The service will include an entry-level movie-focused package; a premium service with original programming and blockbuster movies; and a third service that bundles content from the first two plus an extensive […]

WarnerMedia hires AT&T exec for streaming service

WarnerMedia has appointed AT&T Entertainment’s Brad Bentley as general manager and executive VP for direct-to-consumer development for its upcoming streaming service, due to launch in late 2019. Bentley will be responsible for overall product coordination and for delivering the new WarnerMedia streaming service. He will manage overall cost, schedule and performance of the service. The […]

You.i TV closes US$23m in funding

Video technology company You.i TV, which powers TV apps for customers like WarnerMedia, Fox and the NBA, has closed US$23 million in growth capital. The funding round was led by Causeway Media Partners, with participation also coming from You.i TV’s early backers WarnerMedia, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, and Vistara Capital Partners. You.i TV said the […]

AT&T plans streaming service launch for 2019

AT&T plans to launch a new streaming service that builds on HBO and WarnerMedia content for the fourth quarter of 2019. The news was announced via an 8-K filing this week, where AT&T elaborated on its plans. “We are committed to launching a compelling and competitive product that will serve as a complement to our […]