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Why Goodby Silverstein & Partners Is Opening an Office in New York Again

The revolving doors of Goodby Silverstein & Partners' New York office have swung open once again. Five years ago, the San Francisco-based Omnicom agency closed GS&P New York after less than three years in business in the wake of Comcast's failed merger with Time Warner. During its initial run, the New York office independently won...
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SCOTT GALLOWAY: The TV business model is eroding. With the acquisition of an iconic network like CNN, companies like Netflix or Twitter could reshape the future of news.

Cable subscriptions for TV news have steadily decreased in recent years. Scott Olson/Getty Images Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is his recent blog post, republished with permission. It originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." As TV news and cable viewerships decline, Galloway says platforms like CNN have a chance to bridge the digital divide and avoid depending solely on advertising revenue. He says CNN could work w...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Hbo, News, Media, Time Warner, Cable, Youtube, Opinion, John Oliver, Disney, NFL, America


Boutique investment bank Perella Weinberg is reportedly seeking to go public via a SPAC at a valuation of more than $1 billion

Perella Weinberg execs Peter Weinberg, Tarek F. Abdel-Meguid, and Joseph Perella. First Republic Perella Weinberg Partners, a boutique investment-banking advisory firm which was founded in 2006, is seeking to go public via an unidentified special purchase acquisition company, or SPAC, according to a report from Bloomberg. The firm was founded by Joe Perella, a former vice chairman at Morgan Stanley and head of its investment-banking division; and Peter Weinberg, formerly the CEO of Goldman...
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AT&T Raises DirecTV Prices Again Amid Customer Losses and Possible Sale

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: AT&T has announced another round of price hikes for DirecTV satellite and U-verse TV services, with monthly prices set to rise up to $9 starting January 17, 2021. "Due to increased programming costs, we're adjusting the price of our video packages," AT&T said in a notice on its website. "Periodically, TV network owners increase the fees they charge DirecTV for the right to broadcast their movies, shows, and sporting events." Of course, AT&T ...
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SCOTT GALLOWAY: The election made 2 things about Twitter abundantly clear — it needs a new CEO, and it needs subscriptions

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's brevity is a sign of his "incompetence/disinterest," writes Galloway. PRAKASH SINGH/AFP via Getty Images Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is his recent blog post, republished with permission. It originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." Galloway writes that Twitter needs to appoint a new CEO and move to a subscriptions-based business model quickly if it wants to increase earnings and attrac...
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A Lot of Work Went Into Making Dinos Fight In Primal Rage

Primal Rage was a strange, but cool looking arcade from the 90s that used stop-motion animation to create its dino fighters. And this short behind the scenes video produced by Time Warner back in the day shows how much work went into making Primal Rage.Read more...
Tags: Science, Time Warner, Arcade, Dinosaurs, Kotakucore, Retro, Dinos, Primal Rage


AT&T Mulls Sale of Digital-Advertising Assets (Report)

Debt-laden AT&T is considering a possible sale of the digital-advertising assets it assembled as it prepared to acquire the former Time Warner for around $85 billion in 2018, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, a sign of diminishing ambitions in that particular arena. AT&T in 2017 launched a separate unit devoted to […]
Tags: News, Time Warner, AT&T, DirecTV, WarnerMedia, Xandr, T Mulls Sale of Digital Advertising


WarnerMedia Investigating ‘Justice League’ Production, Making This Movie Somehow More Controversial Than Ever

Who could have imagined that a Justice League movie would still be generating this many headlines three years after its release? The film, which has for years been the center of a loud conversation about Zack Snyder‘s “Snyder Cut,” is now also the subject of a retroactive investigation by WarnerMedia, the parent company of Warner Bros. and DC Comics. WarnerMedia is evidently investigating abuses of power made during the making of the movie – abuses which Cyborg actor Ray Fisher suggests were ov...
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Meet the 7 WarnerMedia execs who gained power during its massive leadership shakeup and business restructuring (T)

WarnerMedia's new CEO Jason Kilar announced a major restructuring of the AT&T-owned media company last week. He consolidated operations across the sprawling media empire, while dismissing three key executives and beginning layoffs of hundreds of more staffers. He also elevated a handful of key leaders who were chosen to run newly expanded divisions within the company. Business Insider looked at the executives whose power grew as part of WarnerMedia's latest leadership shuffle.  Visit Insider's...
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Meet the 7 WarnerMedia execs who rose in power during its major leadership shakeup and business restructuring (T)

WarnerMedia's new CEO Jason Kilar announced a major restructuring of the AT&T-owned media company last week. He consolidated operations across the sprawling media empire, while dismissing three key executives and beginning layoffs of hundreds of more staffers. He also elevated a handful of key leaders who were chosen to run newly expanded divisions within the company. Business Insider looked at the executives whose power grew as part of WarnerMedia's latest leadership shuffle.  Visit Insider's...
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The Rock is the highest-paid actor in the world on Forbes' list for the second straight year, with help from Netflix

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson topped Forbes' list of the highest-paid actors in the world for the second year in a row with $87.5 million. Johnson is set to earn $23.5 million from Netflix's upcoming action movie "Red Notice." His costar, Ryan Reynolds, came in at No. 2 on Forbes' list. Other actors on the list include "Fast and Furious" star Vin Diesel, Ben Affleck, and Mark Wahlberg, all of whom have worked on Netflix projects in the last year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories....
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The Rock is No. 1 on the highest-paid actors list from Forbes again this year — with help from Netflix

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson topped Forbes' list of the highest-paid actors in the world for the second year in a row with $87.5 million. Johnson is set to earn $23.5 million from Netflix's upcoming action movie "Red Notice." His costar, Ryan Reynolds, came in at No. 2 on Forbes' list. Other actors on the list include "Fast and Furious" star Vin Diesel, Ben Affleck, and Mark Wahlberg, all of whom have worked on Netflix projects in the last year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories....
Tags: Instagram, Time Warner, Dwayne Johnson, Ben Affleck, Michael Bay, Trends, Netflix, Mark Wahlberg, Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Adam Sandler, Forbes, Vin Diesel, Triple Frontier, Variety, Reynolds


All the top execs who have left WarnerMedia since AT&T bought Time Warner

All of Time Warner's top executives have left the company since AT&T bought it in 2018 and formed WarnerMedia. They include HBO's Richard Plepler, who unexpectedly resigned last February, and Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara, who stepped down last March following a report that alleged he had a sexual relationship with an actress, and promised to help her get roles. Now WarnerMedia is undergoing another major restructuring under new CEO Jason Kilar. Several top execs left WarnerMedia last week,...
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All the major leadership shakeups at WarnerMedia since AT&T bought Time Warner — from HBO Max to DC

All of Time Warner's top executives have left the company since AT&T bought it in 2018 and formed WarnerMedia. They include HBO's Richard Plepler, who unexpectedly resigned last February, and Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara, who stepped down last March following a report that alleged he had a sexual relationship with an actress, and promised to help her get roles. Now WarnerMedia is undergoing another major restructuring under new CEO Jason Kilar. Several top execs left WarnerMedia last week,...
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Massive Warner Layoffs Gut DC Comics, DC Universe

The merger between AT&T and Time Warner into another monolithic media megacorporation has seen a massive wave of layoffs targeted primarily at Warner Bros. this week. One area hit hardest overnight was DC Entertainment, with reports of huge swathes of staff at both DC Comics and DC Universe laid off.Read more...
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Why I Still Have Questions For Bill Barr, One Year After Our Last Conversation

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. Before Bill Barr was the 85th attorney general of the United States, he was, among other things, on the Board of Directors of Time Warner. That was how I first came to meet him. I was working for HBO and its sister channel Cinemax at that time, and we connected over his appreciation of a Cinemax show that I worked on called “Banshee.” “Banshee” was a violent, pulpy series that told the story of an ex-con who comes int...
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Microsoft Is Interested In Acquiring Warner Bros. Gaming Unit

According to a new report from The Information, Microsoft is interested in bidding on Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, which is currently a division of AT&T. From a report: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, or WB Games, is known for publishing the "Batman: Arkham" series, "Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor," many "Lego" and "Harry Potter" games, "Mortal Kombat," and "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt." The unit consists of game-development studios in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. AT&T acquired ...
Tags: Microsoft, Time Warner, Tech, Canada, Harry Potter, DirecTV, Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, Warner Bros Gaming Unit, Information Microsoft, U K AT T


Wall Street Insider: The Mooch's leaked memo to Merrill — Boutique bank exits — Hackers target PE

  Welcome to Wall Street Insider, where we take you behind the scenes of the finance team's biggest scoops and deep dives from the past week.  If you aren't yet a subscriber to Wall Street Insider, you can sign up here. Dealmaking activity has fallen off a cliff this year, as executives focus on steering their existing businesses through the havoc caused by the coronavirus crisis instead of seeking out new deals. Data from Refinitiv released this week showed that the drop in activity was more pr...
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After flashy hires and a big buildout, Perella Weinberg's media and telecom team has been gutted. We tracked the bankers who are out — and what it says about the landscape for blockbuster M&A deals.

As it was ramping up its dealmaking platform in 2015, Perella Weinberg Partners poached star banker Woody Young, a chief adviser to AT&T, to build out a media and telecom practice.  The new group got off to an explosive start in 2016, landing one of the largest mergers in history — AT&T's $100 billion deal for Time Warner.  But since then, deals have been scarce for Perella's media and telecom team, and the group has been gutted by departures in 2020. Young remains at Perella and has added the...
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After flashy hires and a big buildout, Perella Weinberg's media and telecom team has been gutted. We tracked the exodus — and what it says about the landscape for blockbuster M&A deals.

As it was ramping up its dealmaking platform in 2015, Perella Weinberg Partners poached star banker Woody Young, a chief adviser to AT&T, to build out a media and telecom practice.  The new group got off to an explosive start in 2016, landing one of the largest mergers in history — AT&T's $100 billion deal for Time Warner.  But since then, deals have been scarce for Perella's media and telecom team, and the group has been gutted by departures in 2020. Young remains at Perella and has added the...
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AT&T Ditches $15 TV Service It Used As Regulator Bait To Seal Time Warner Merger (techdirt)

You may be shocked to learn this, but nearly all of the promises AT&T made in the lead up to its $86 billion merger with Time Warner wound up not being true. The company's promise that the deal wouldn't result in price hikes for consumers? False. The company's promise the deal wouldn't result in higher prices for competitors needing access to essential AT&T content like HBO? False. AT&T's promise they wouldn't hide Time Warner content behind exclusivity paywalls? False. The idea that the merge...
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Charter Seeks FCC Permission to Impose Data Caps and Charge Fees to Video Services

"Charter Communications has asked federal regulators for permission to impose data caps on broadband users and to seek interconnection payments from large online video providers, starting next year," writes Ars Technica. Long-time Slashdot reader Proudrooster shares their report: Charter, unlike other ISPs, isn't allowed to impose data caps and faces limits on charges for interconnection payments because of conditions applied to its 2016 purchase of Time Warner Cable. The conditions were impos...
Tags: Fcc, Time Warner, Tech, Federal Communications Commission, Slashdot, Ars, Charter Communications, Ars Technica Long, FCC Permission to Impose Data Caps


How Dick Parsons overcame racism to become one of America's first black CEOs

In the early 2000s, Dick Parsons was part of the first wave of black CEOs in Corporate America. The Time Warner boss predicted at the time that the wave was just beginning.
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Meet the 20 most powerful WarnerMedia execs and their top deputies. Here are the leaders helping HBO Max battle Netflix and defining AT&T's TV strategy. (T)

WarnerMedia has launched HBO Max, its new flagship streaming-video service that will be the online home of all its entertainment brands, from DC to HBO and Cartoon Network. The streaming debut came after a nearly two-year executive shakeup that started when AT&T exec John Stankey began integrating the entertainment company into the broader telecom in June 2018, and concluded in May when CEO Jason Kilar stepped into the top job at the media company. With Stankey rising to become AT&T's CEO, Ki...
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HBO Max's lack of Roku and Amazon support casts a big shadow over its launch day

HBO Max launched on Wednesday, but isn't available for Roku and Amazon, the two biggest streaming distribution platforms with a combined 70% market share. An HBO representative told Business Insider that "HBO Now will continue to exist on platforms where we don't yet have distribution deals in place." Regarding Roku and Amazon, AT&T CEO John Stankey told CNBC, "We must be doing something right if somebody believes we are now starting to be more in conflict with their business." Some people voi...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Time Warner, US, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Harry Potter, Roku, Hulu, Xfinity, Justice Department, Cnbc, Hbo Now, Business Insider, Max


HBO Max vs. HBO Go vs. HBO Now: The key differences explained

  HBO and WarnerMedia just launched a new streaming service — HBO Max. HBO already operates two major streaming services, HBO Go and HBO Now. So, what's the difference between the three different streaming services? A surprising amount of stuff — let's dig in! See more: The best streaming services you can sign up for online First, the bad news: "Friends" has left Netflix, and it's not coming back any time soon. Turns out there's a good reason for that — it has a new home with HBO's new strea...
Tags: Hbo, New York, Downton Abbey, Ansel Elgort, Robert Downey Jr, Time Warner, Stephen King, Trends, Cnn, Netflix, Nicole Kidman, Anna Kendrick, Tokyo, Armando Iannucci, Julian Fellowes, Warner Bros


HBO Max vs. HBO Go vs. HBO Now: What are the key differences?

  HBO and WarnerMedia just launched a new streaming service — HBO Max. HBO already operates two major streaming services, HBO Go and HBO Now. So, what's the difference between the three different streaming services? A surprising amount of stuff — let's dig in! See more: The best streaming services you can sign up for online First, the bad news: "Friends" has left Netflix, and it's not coming back any time soon. Turns out there's a good reason for that — it has a new home with HBO's new strea...
Tags: Hbo, New York, Downton Abbey, Ansel Elgort, Robert Downey Jr, Time Warner, Stephen King, Trends, Cnn, Netflix, Nicole Kidman, Anna Kendrick, Tokyo, Armando Iannucci, Julian Fellowes, Warner Bros


Inside the marketing strategy for HBO Max, AT&T's $4 billion answer to Netflix (T)

HBO saw from shows like "Game of Thrones" how viral and culture-hitting moments can drive viewership, and its new sister brand, HBO Max, is embracing social and digital media around its streaming debut.  Katie Soo, who oversees growth marketing for HBO Max, told Business Insider how the streaming service is leveraging social media and pop culture in its launch marketing. HBO Max's marketing creative aims to strike a "more fun and playful tone" than the HBO brand to distinguish itself from its ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Hbo, Time Warner, Disney, Trends, Netflix, Justice League, Zac Efron, Warner Bros, Legolas, Adweek, Chelsea Handler, Soo, AT T, DirecTV


An HBO Max exec explains how the streaming service retooled its launch marketing to focus on creating digital chatter among at-home consumers and carving out a distinct voice for its brand (T)

HBO saw from shows like "Game of Thrones" how viral and culture-hitting moments can drive viewership, and its new sister brand, HBO Max, is embracing social and digital media leading up to its streaming debut.  Katie Soo, who oversees growth marketing for HBO Max, told Business Insider how the forthcoming streaming service is leveraging social media and pop culture in its launch marketing. HBO Max's marketing creative aims to strike a "more fun and playful tone" than the HBO brand to distingui...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Hbo, Time Warner, Disney, Trends, Netflix, Justice League, Zac Efron, Warner Bros, Legolas, Adweek, Chelsea Handler, Soo, AT T, DirecTV


AT&T’s $4 Billion Gamble On HBO Max

“The investment is the biggest bet to date made by AT&T to realize the promise of its $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner. … The hope is that HBO Max is built up over the next few years to be a multipurpose platform for the global distribution of WarnerMedia content as well as an engine for bundling subscriptions to AT&T’s wireless and data services. The fear is that an underwhelming HBO Max would tarnish or, worse, be a financial strain on HBO proper.” – Variety
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