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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 Must Earn “Trust and Respect” of WarnerMedia Team, David Zaslav Says

The combination of Discovery and AT&T’s WarnerMedia, which on May 17 unveiled a mega-deal to merge, will be “magic,” but “we are going to have to earn the trust and respect of the full Warner…

Universal Orlando Hits 11 Million Visitors Since Reopening, CEO Says

NBCUniversal chief Jeff Shell, the CEO of the cable giant’s entertainment arm, says the theme parks business is “coming back a lot faster than we had expected.” Orlando, NBCU’s largest theme park…

The Fine Print Behind Jason Kilar’s WarnerMedia Contract

Jason Kilar has more than 20 million reasons to stay on as CEO of WarnerMedia for the time being as the company awaits regulatory approval to merge with Discovery. When Kilar was hired in…

Behind Jason Kilar’s Unsettled Future at WarnerMedia

Just as WarnerMedia has some hope for the future, the company is alarmingly stuck in the past. With the Discovery merger likely to take a year or more to close, the company is to some…

CNNPlus, Anyone? Cable News Preps For Streaming Future

Cable news channels are at a tipping point. Fox News, CNN and MSNBC are coming off a record-smashing news year, propelled by a wild 2020 election (and its aftermath), not to mention an…

Discovery CFO Talks WarnerMedia Merger Deal, Cost-Cutting

Discovery CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels sees the merger of his company and AT&T’s WarnerMedia allowing for a big increase in content investment owing to cost-cutting synergies available to both sides of…

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

Universal Orlando Theme Park Attendance Hitting “2019 Levels on Many Days,” Says Comcast CEO

NBCUniversal owner Comcast feels it has the assets needed to do well in the competitive media space, chairman and CEO Brian Roberts said on Wednesday in responding to a question about…

Sun Valley’s “Summer Camp for Moguls” to Return Amid Megadeal Frenzy

In the early morning darkness of July 10, 2019, on a bare-bones outdoor interview set constructed on the side of a road in Sun Valley, Idaho, Discovery CEO David Zaslav laid out the case for the…

Discovery-WarnerMedia Combination Gets a Name

Discovery and AT&T’s WarnerMedia shocked the media and entertainment world with their May 17…

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…