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OpenVault names Broach VP/GM, North America

Keith Broach, whose expertise has been instrumental in helping service providers improve network performance and economics for more than three decades, has joined OpenVault as Vice President and General Manager, North America. Broach will have broad responsibility for OpenVault sales activities in North America, including deployment of emergent products that can enhance broadband capacity, improve […]

April 28, 2022

HBO adds 13m subs YoY

As AT&T offloads its entertainment business to the WarnerMedia division, it reported its quarterly figures for the final time – showing that HBO added nearly 13 million subscribers in the last 12 months across both traditional HBO and HBO Max – including growth of 3 million in Q1 alone. HBO Max and HBO has a […]

April 22, 2022

Discovery, AT&T close WarnerMedia deal

Discovery and AT&T have closed their transaction to combine the WarnerMedia business with Discovery. The new entity, Warner Bros Discovery, will begin trading on the Nasdaq with the start of trading on April 11th, under the new ticker symbol ‘WBD’. Warner Bros Discovery will create and distribute the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of […]

April 11, 2022By Colin Mann

Data: $53m spent on Oscar ‘For Your Consideration’ ads

During Oscar season, it’s not uncommon for studios to spend millions of dollars promoting their films in hopes to influence Academy Award voters. This calculated campaigning goes well beyond traditional advertising methods including throwing swanky events, grassroots regional and out-of-home investments, known as ‘For Your Consideration’ (FCU) campaigns. MediaRadar reviewed ad spend for the Academy […]

March 24, 2022

Discovery names director designees for WBD

Discovery has announced the full slate of director designees for the combined company, Warner Bros Discovery (WBD).  The directors will be elected and begin serving on the WBD Board effective at the closing of the proposed combination of Discovery and WarnerMedia, which is expected to occur early in the second quarter of 2022. “I look […]

March 16, 2022

Discovery stockholders approve WarnerMedia acquisition

Discovery has announced that the Company’s stockholders have approved various matters relating to the acquisition of WarnerMedia from AT&T to create Warner Bros Discovery. The transaction will bring together WarnerMedia’s entertainment, sports and news assets with Discovery’s non-fiction and international entertainment and sports businesses. At a Special Meeting of Discovery Stockholders, based on estimated preliminary […]

March 14, 2022

LTN appoints Gonzalez Pack as SVP Operations

LTN Global, a specialist in transformative media technology and video transport solutions, has appointed Catherine Gonzalez Pack as Senior Vice President of Operations. Gonzalez Pack brings more than 20 years of broadcast operations experience to LTN. In her previous roles at DirecTV and AT&T, she successfully led sports and special events operations, driving excellence and […]

March 8, 2022

Discovery reports “exceptional year”

Discovery has reported financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31st 2021. David Zaslav, President and Chief Executive Officer of Discovery, said: “2021 was by all measures an exceptional year for our company, in which we achieved significant operational, financial, and strategic objectives. We grew our global DTC paying subscribers to 22 million, […]

February 24, 2022

US DOJ greenlights Discovery, WarnerMedia deal

Discovery’s proposed acquisition of TV and film studio WarnerMedia has passed the US Department of Justice’s antitrust review, clearing another hurdle toward closing. The $43 billion (€37.59bn) deal, which was first announced in May 2021, received unconditional antitrust clearance from the European Commission in December. WarnerMedia parent AT&T Corp has also received a letter from […]

February 10, 2022

AT&T spins off WarnerMedia to shareholders

US multiplay telco AT&T has confirmed that its board of directors has determined to spin off AT&T’s interest in WarnerMedia in connection with the previously-announced transaction with Discovery. The transaction, which will spin off 100 per cent of AT&T’s interest in WarnerMedia to AT&T’s existing shareholders in a pro rata distribution, followed by the merger […]

February 1, 2022By Colin Mann