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How Did AT&T’s $100 Billion Time Warner Deal Go So Wrong?

A year later, in the summer of 2016, Mr. Ginsberg, Time Warner’s head of communications, had breakfast with Peter Chernin, his former boss at News Corp. and a trusted adviser […]







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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 direct-to-consumer subscribers across HBO, HBO Max and Discovery+ was […]







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CNN Enters the Post-Jeff Zucker Era. Bye-Bye ‘Breaking News’ Banners.

CNN’s ubiquitous “Breaking News” banner is gone, now reserved for instances of truly urgent events. Snarky on-screen captions — “Angry Trump Turns Briefing Into Propaganda Session,” for instance — are […]




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What We Learned About TV During Its Biggest Week

Stocks were plunging and Covid cases were surging.Who’s ready to buy some ads?For the first time in three years, the upfronts — the showcases the media industry throws for advertisers […]




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Inside the Implosion of CNN+

David Zaslav had been chief executive of Warner Bros. Discovery for all of a few hours when he learned he had a problem.On April 11, the day his newly merged […]




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CNN+ Streaming Service Will Shut Down Weeks After it Launched

Warner Bros. Discovery has decided to shut down CNN+, the ballyhooed streaming service that had been intended to bring CNN into the digital future, just weeks after its splashy debut.The […]




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Discovery Closes In on Acquisition of WarnerMedia

Discovery, the medium-size media company that began as a small cable network in 1985, is on the brink of something once unthinkable: assuming ownership of a fabled Hollywood company that […]




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Chris Wallace Says Life at Fox News Became ‘Unsustainable’

“Before, I found it was an environment in which I could do my job and feel good about my involvement at Fox,” Mr. Wallace said of his time at the […]