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  • What the HBO Streaming Service Could Look Like

    It's not TV. It's HBO Go-It-Alone. That is what we'll call the standalone streaming service HBO CEO Richard Plepler finally confirmed Wednesday would be available in the U.S. next year. Tellingly and somewhat unexpectedly, Plepler did not refer to the...
  • HBO's Over-the-Top Service: Here's What We Know

    HBO has shaken up the media biz with its plan to launch a standalone over-the-top service next year, making the pay-TV titan the first major cable programmer to be marketed to consumers who do not pay for a traditional MVPD (multichannel video-program...
  • Warner Bros. to cut costs, shed jobs

    Warner Bros. to cut costs, shed jobs
    Warner Bros.' film and television studio, which had an uncharacteristically poor summer at the box office, will cut its annual overheard by $200 million, Chief Executive Kevin Tsujihara said Wednesday at a Time Warner investors meeting in New York....
  • Harry Potter to Justice League: 5 Takeaways from WB's Strategy

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Warner Bros. has long been known for relying on big-budget tentpoles to not just carry its film slate but also drive the rest of the company's businesses. In a revealing meeting with investors on Wednesday, however, company...
  • Reed Hastings on New HBO Service: No 'Significant Impact' to Netflix

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Netflix CEO Reed Hastings downplayed the competitive threat posed by HBO's newly announced U.S. standalone streaming service in its third-quarter earnings call Wednesday. Hastings explained that an HBO offering would be just...
  • RatPac, Warner Bros. Join Shanghai Media Group's CMC Creative Fund

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - China's Shanghai Media Group, and CMC Capital Partners, have teamed with Warner Bros, Ratpac Entertainment and global advertising agency WPP to launch an investment platform, called the CMC Creative Fund. The fund will focus...
  • Time Warner Chief Jeff Bewkes Promises to Double Earnings Growth

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Time Warner chairman-CEO Jeff Bewkes has opened the conglom's investor presentation with a bold promise to double earnings growth over the next several years. Bewkes began the session Wednesday at Time Warner Center by...
  • Time Warner investor day: Five things to watch

    Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes is poised to explain why bigger wouldn't have been better. Three months after refusing to entertain Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox's takeover bid for his company, Bewkes is expected to outline his vision for...
  • Netflix Reaches Licensing Pact for 'Friends' Entire Run in U.S. and Canada

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Netflix will stream all episodes of popular sitcom "Friends," which ran for 10 seasons on NBC, to subscribers in the U.S. and Canada starting Jan. 1, 2015. Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara, at Time Warner's...
  • 'The Flash' Movie to Star Ezra Miller, Out in 2018

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Hot on the heels of DC Comics icon "The Flash's" small-screen success on The CW, Warner Bros. has confirmed that a standalone "Flash" movie is coming in 2018. The film will be unaffiliated with The CW series and will feature...
  • HBO to Launch Stand-Alone Over-the-Top Service in U.S. Next Year

    In a bold surprise, HBO said it will launch a stand-alone over-the-top service in the U.S. next year, HBO chief Richard Plepler confirmed Wednesday. "This will be transformative for our company," Plepler said during his presentation at Time Warner's...