WarnerMedia


WSJ: Warner streaming platform to cost USD$16-17

The upcoming WarnerMedia streaming platform is likely to cost between US$16-17 (€14-15) per month, claims the Wall Street Journal. Citing ‘people familiar with the matter’, the report says that while it will cost more than Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video, the value proposition comes from the inclusion of HBO Now and Cinemax in addition […]

HBO EVP moves to WarnerMedia as CMO

As it prepares to launch its Netflix-rivalling OTT platform, WarnerMedia has continued its executive reshuffle with the appointment of Chris Spadaccini as chief marketing officer. Spadaccini moves over from HBO, where he held various positions in the group’s programme advertising unit since joining in 1999. He will be responsible for all aspects of WarnerMedia Entertainment’s […]

WarnerMedia names Goncalves to head up streaming service

Otter Media CEO Tony Goncalves is to lead the development of WarnerMedia’s new streaming service, along with Otter Media’s existing brands. He will report into Bob Greenblatt, chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment and direct-to-consumer. Greenblatt meanwhile is to take charge of Otter Media, which groups together a number of WarnerMedia digital offerings, as the company continues […]

WarnerMedia looking at price ‘between Disney+ and Netflix’ for streamer

WarnerMedia’s forthcoming SVOD service will be launched as a single-tier offering at a price point somewhere between Disney+ and Netflix, according to analyst outfit MoffettNathanson, reporting on a meeting it recently had with WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey. While specific details remain scant, the analyst company said that the WarnerMedia service “appears to be” a single-tier […]

CNN to cut UK jobs, reduce amount of London-produced content

News broadcaster CNN is planning on making cuts to its London office, with at least 12 employees expected to lose their job as a result. As reported by The Guardian, CNN boss Jeff Zucker made an announcement at the company’s London base on Tuesday. According to the report, Zucker told staff that CNN International was […]

WarnerMedia launches inaugural esports event

WarnerMedia has announced its first esports initiative. The announcement comes a little under a year after the company was acquired by AT&T in a deal valued at US$85 billion (€75.8 billion). The initiative itself is a Mortal Kombat 11 tournament series, culminating in a grand final in Austin, Texas on July 6. The event – […]

WarnerMedia names communications chief

WarnerMedia has named Kevin Brockman as executive vice president of global communications. Brockman will report to WarnerMedia chairman Robert Greenblatt and oversee all corporate and content communications initiatives worldwide across the company’s portfolio of networks and brands including HBO, Cinemax, TBS, TNT and truTV as well as the upcoming WarnerMedia direct-to-consumer streaming service. Brockman joins […]

Kevin Reilly gets renewed contract, expanded role at WarnerMedia Entertainment

WarnerMedia Entertainment exec and industry veteran Kevin Reilly is to remain at the company for at least four more years in an expanded role, the company has announced. Reilly’s role will expand to include all WarnerMedia Entertainment basic cable networks as president of TBS, TNT and truTV, in addition to chief content officer, WarnerMedia Direct-to-Consumer. […]

WarnerMedia to unveil details of streaming service

AT&T chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson has confirmed that WarnerMedia is to unveil its streaming service in the fourth quarter of 2019. During an AT&T earnings call, Stephenson said the company is planning to demonstrate the paid video service to investors in either September or October. “We’re going to give you a detailed look at […]

WarnerMedia chief slams report of potential HBO Europe sale

WarnerMedia has emphatically denied a story published by the Financial Times that its new owner AT&T was mulling a sale of HBO Europe in a bid to reduce its US$170 million debt following the US telco’s acquisition of Time Warner. “We normally do not comment on speculation, but when a news outlet is advised that […]

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