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HBO, HBO Max and Discovery+ report a combined total of 92.1M subscribers, plans for major restructuring

Warner Bros. Discovery revealed its second-quarter results — its first quarterly earnings since the $43 billion merger. The total number of...

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Warner Bros. Discovery ceases new HBO Max originals in Europe and shutters Cinemax Go

Warner Bros. Discovery has undergone significant restructuring since the merger, and CEO David Zaslav has left no stone unturned as he tries to get...

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AT&T killed off the HBO Max bundle in its highest-priced unlimited wireless plan

Telecommunications provider AT&T quietly dropped HBO Max as a bundled perk for new AT&T customers on its top unlimited wireless plan,...

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HBO Max app just had one of its best quarters to date, but app performance still has room to improve

Sensor Tower’s “Q1 2022: Store Intelligence Data Digest” report saw HBO Max as a top contender for the most downloaded apps in the U.S. Not...

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Daily Crunch: Experts say Musk’s open-source vision could make Twitter vulnerable to attack

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Warner Bros. Discovery revenue increases in Q1 2022 despite decline in linear subscribers

Today, Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc. reported financial results for the first quarter of 2022 (January 1 through March 31). The results are for...

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CNN+ streaming service pulls a Quibi, will shut down a month after launch

Following multiple reports that the new CNN+ subscription streaming service was struggling to attract viewers, CNN and Warner Bros. Discovery today...

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HBO Max and HBO gained 3 million subscribers in Q1 as Netflix reports subscriber decline

AT&T for the last time reported results for its entertainment business, with its Q1 2022 earnings out this morning. The company, which unloaded...

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Music streamer Deezer is going public via SPAC at a $1.1B valuation

A European music streamer, Deezer is going public via a SPAC deal, valuing the Spotify competitor at $1.1 billion. Deezer will merge with the...

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The Warner Bros.-Discovery deal has officially closed

Last Friday, Discovery, Inc. and AT&T Inc. announced that they officially closed their deal with WarnerMedia. Under terms of the agreement,...

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HBO Max begins rolling out an upgraded Apple TV app with enhanced stability

HBO Max is rolling out an updated Apple TV app over the next few weeks that will bring improved stability and new features, WarnerMedia confirmed to...

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CNN+ launch may be off to a bumpy start, numbers suggest

CNN+ launched on Tuesday, March 29, and is already showing mediocre results despite WarnerMedia’s promotion attempts. Sensor Tower released its...

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WarnerMedia CEO exits as Discovery merger nears close

On Monday, April 11, the highly anticipated $43 billion merger of WarnerMedia and Discovery was set to officially close. But a new report from...

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HBO Max and Discovery+ will be combined into one service following merger

Following last week’s news that Discovery’s shareholders approved its merger with WarnerMedia, which will create one of the largest U.S....

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Mayfair Equity Partners aquires UK adtech platform LoopMe for $120M

Founded back in 2012, the LoopMe adtech/martech startup focused on brand-based mobile advertising, using AI to deliver measurable outcomes for its...

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HBO, including HBO Max, ends 2021 with 73.8 million global subscribers

HBO, including the HBO Max streaming service, now reaches 73.8 million global subscribers as of the end of 2021, according to news shared by parent...

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WarnerMedia’s Andy Forssell discusses a fascinating first year for HBO Max

Andy Forssell, HBO Max’s head of business operations, joined us on TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 this week to discuss the fascinating 17.5 months of the...

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WarnerMedia’s Andy Forssell will discuss HBO Max at Disrupt 2021

In May 2020, WarnerMedia launched HBO Max into a crowded streaming landscape. In spite of early struggles, the timing couldn’t have been better....

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AT&T confirms deal to combine its WarnerMedia subsidiary with Discovery Inc in ‘pure play’ $43B deal

Another major telco in the U.S. is making a big move away from being a full player in media services, and specifically content creation. Today...

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Electronic Arts buys mobile game studio Playdemic for $1.4 billion

Video game giant Electronic Arts is continuing to make M&A moves as it looks to bulk up its presence in the mobile gaming world. Fresh off the...

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Atomic-backed Jumpcut uses data to advance diversity in film

Jumpcut founder Kartik Hosanagar is a professor at the Wharton School, but about 10 years ago, he spent his summer in an unlikely way: he wrote a...

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