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Dish and WarnerMedia End Years-Long Carriage Dispute Over HBO

After a two and a half year absence, HBO is returning to satellite TV giant Dish. And this time it’s bringing HBO Max along too. Dish and WarnerMedia announced a new carriage deal Thursday…

AT&T CEO on Feds Review of WarnerMedia Deal: Nothing “Problematic” So Far

With AT&T, led by CEO John Stankey, having been in deal mode in recent months, Wall Street analysts asked various M&A questions on the telecom giant’s second-quarter earnings conference call…

HBO Max and HBO Add 2.8M U.S. Subscribers in Second Quarter, AT&T Boosts 2021 Global Sub Target

WarnerMedia now says that HBO Max and HBO will reach between 120 million and 150 million combined by the end of 2025

Dish Strikes AT&T Wireless Network Services Deal Worth at Least $5B

Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network unveiled “a transformative, long-term strategic network services agreement with AT&T” on Monday, “making AT&T the primary network services partner for Dish mobile…

AT&T Premium Video Subscriber Loss Narrows in Second Quarter

Telecom giant and WarnerMedia parent AT&T, led by CEO John Stankey, disclosed  Friday that it lost 473,000 premium video subscribers during the second quarter. It shared the preliminary figures

Media, Telecom Deals Reached High of $83B Even Before Hollywood Merger Flurry

Media and telecom industry deal activity has been on the rise over the six months ending in mid-May as corporate America emerges from the coronavirus pandemic and companies look to strengthen their

“Cash Never Lies”: Meet the Discovery CFO Targeting $3B in Savings in the Warner Merger

In the summer of 2016, Gunnar Wiedenfels first met his future employer, Discovery CEO David Zaslav, at the restaurant of the Ritz-Carlton on Central Park South in Manhattan. After seven-plus years at

AT&T “Not Concerned at All” About Warner-Discovery Regulatory Review, CFO Says

AT&T’s WarnerMedia merger with Discovery shouldn’t face any real challenges from regulators and could end up securing clearances before the companies’ mid-2022 closing target date, AT&T CFO…

Discovery Sells Great American Country to GAC Media

Discovery has sold the Great American Country network, aimed at country music fans, to GAC Media, a newly formed investors group led by Dallas-based Hicks Equity Partners. Terms of the deal were

WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar Tells Staff He Plans to Stay Into 2022

WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar says he does not intend to step down from his post this year. The executive made the remarks in an employee town hall Thursday. “My plan and my focus is to…

AT&T CEO Says It Was “Time to Unleash” WarnerMedia in Discovery Deal

WarnerMedia and the telecom operations of AT&T benefited each other, but the conglomerate lacks the global reach necessary to build a successful streaming business, AT&T CEO John Stankey said…

John Oliver Takes a Jab at New Bosses Following Announcement of WarnerMedia-Discovery Merger

John Oliver has never shied away from biting the hand that feeds him. Over the years, the Last Week Tonight host has taken several shots at HBO parent company AT&T, which he condescendingly…