WarnerMedia-Discovery Deal On Track To Close In First Half But Details Sparse: “We Have Our Go-To-Market Strategy Ready” – Discovery CFO

Executives on both sides of the $43-billion WarnerMedia-Discovery merger again confirmed the deal is on track to close by the middle of next year but details otherwise remain scarce on the combination that will reshape the media industry. In presentations at a media conference yesterday and today, Discovery CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels and AT&T CFO Pascal… Continue reading WarnerMedia-Discovery Deal On Track To Close In First Half But Details Sparse: “We Have Our Go-To-Market Strategy Ready” – Discovery CFO

HBO Max Pa’lante! Launches The Pa’lante! Promise Through Partnership With WarnerMedia’s OneFifty Studio

HBO Max Pa’lante!, the social-first audience initiative aimed at driving culturally-relevant programming on HBO Max is launching the Pa’lante! Promise. Through a creative partnership with OneFifty — WarnerMedia’s artistic studio — the goal is to support Latino creatives whose work has a strong cultural aesthetic and features Latinos in front of and behind the scenes.… Continue reading HBO Max Pa’lante! Launches The Pa’lante! Promise Through Partnership With WarnerMedia’s OneFifty Studio

HBO Max Pa’lante! Launches The Pa’lante! Promise Through Partnership With WarnerMedia’s OneFifty Studio

HBO Max Pa’lante!, the social-first audience initiative aimed at driving culturally-relevant programming on HBO Max is launching the Pa’lante! Promise. Through a creative partnership with OneFifty — WarnerMedia’s artistic studio — the goal is to support Latino creatives whose work has a strong cultural aesthetic and features Latinos in front of and behind the scenes.… Continue reading HBO Max Pa’lante! Launches The Pa’lante! Promise Through Partnership With WarnerMedia’s OneFifty Studio

WarnerMedia Chief Jason Kilar On Warner Bros Slate Strategy: “The Motion Picture Format Absolutely Matters”

Asked during this morning’s AT&T quarterly earnings call about his current view of movie release strategy, WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar declared, “The motion picture format absolutely matters.” The entertainment unit posted strong second-quarter numbers, with revenue rising 31%, helping the parent company easily beat Wall Street estimates. A key area of focus, streaming service HBO… Continue reading WarnerMedia Chief Jason Kilar On Warner Bros Slate Strategy: “The Motion Picture Format Absolutely Matters”

WarnerMedia, Major League Baseball Reach 7-Year Rights Extension At Reported $3.75B; Will HBO Max Benefit?

WarnerMedia’s Turner Sports and Major League Baseball have reached a seven-year rights extension through 2028, with HBO Max potentially a future venue for game broadcasts. While the partners are not commenting on the valuation of the deal, it has been reported to be $3.75 billion, or $535 million a year. The re-up will keep games… Continue reading WarnerMedia, Major League Baseball Reach 7-Year Rights Extension At Reported $3.75B; Will HBO Max Benefit?

YouTube TV To Add WarnerMedia’s HBO Max – Plus HBO, Cinemax – In Expanded Distribution Deal

AT&T’s WarnerMedia has expanded a distribution deal with YouTube TV to include upcoming streaming service HBO Max when it launches this spring. YouTube’s OTT platform will also add HBO and Cinemax to its lineup for the first time, and continue to carry WarnerMedia’s TBS, TNT, truTV, CNN, HLN, Turner Classic Movies, Adult Swim and Cartoon… Continue reading YouTube TV To Add WarnerMedia’s HBO Max – Plus HBO, Cinemax – In Expanded Distribution Deal

Mackenzie Davis & Himesh Patel To Star In ‘Station Eleven’ HBO Max Limited Series

EXCLUSIVE: Mackenzie Davis (Halt and Catch Fire) and Himesh Patel (Yesterday) are set as main leads in HBO Max’s Station Eleven, a 10-episode post-apocalyptic limited drama series based on the international bestseller by Emily St. John Mandel, from Maniac creator Patrick Somerville and Paramount TV. Written and executive produced by Somerville, Station Eleven is a… Continue reading Mackenzie Davis & Himesh Patel To Star In ‘Station Eleven’ HBO Max Limited Series

HBO Max Bolsters Nonfiction Team With Programming & Production Execs

HBO Max has added a trio of executives to bolster its nonfiction unit under Jennifer O’Connell. Lizzie Fox has been named SVP Non-fiction Programming, Brett Boydstun is its new SVP Non-fiction Production and Rebecca Quinn is set as Non-fiction Original Programming. They will be tasekd with creating a slate of non-fiction originals at WarnerMedia’s streaming… Continue reading HBO Max Bolsters Nonfiction Team With Programming & Production Execs

WarnerMedia Streaming Service Gets A Name, Will Include ‘Friends’ Library, Greg Berlanti & Reese Witherspoon Films, CW Series

WarnerMedia has officially anointed its soon-to-launch streaming service HBO Max, which will carry full-season libraries of Friends as well as The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Pretty Little Liars. Under new arrangements with Warner Bros Television and others, all 236 episodes of Friends — a longtime mainstay of Netflix — will come to the new… Continue reading WarnerMedia Streaming Service Gets A Name, Will Include ‘Friends’ Library, Greg Berlanti & Reese Witherspoon Films, CW Series