A U.S. coal company is firing back at John Oliver after the Last Week Tonight host slammed its CEO in a June 18 show. On Wednesday, Murray Energy filed suit against Oliver, HBO, and Time Warner for defamation. The lawsuit accuses Oliver...Show More Summary
Just as John Oliver predicted, he’s being sued by Trump pal and energy CEO Robert E. Murray. During Sunday’s Last Week Tonight segment on President Trump’s complicated relationship with coal and the mining industry, Murray — whom Oliver lovingly referred to as a “geriatric Dr. Evil” — was right in ... More »
Time Warner is standing by the New York Public Theater.
Jon Snow lectures the men on the Night’s Watch, Daenerys squabbles with her advisers, Cersei scowls upon her throne — cut to black, end of episode. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson brought up the idea of optimizing Time Warner’s TV episodes for AT&T’s mobile experience, which he thinks would work better ... More »
2016 was a so-so year for Big Media companies. But you wouldn’t know that if you look at how much boards paid the chiefs of CBS, Comcast, Discovery Communications, Disney, Fox, Time Warner, and Viacom. Their collective compensation rose...Show More Summary
Sometimes it doesn’t pay to market research your upcoming products to death, according to Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes. Bewkes has overseen the development of a few new Netflix-style streaming services recently, such as cartoon-focused Boomerang and art-house film service Filmstruck. Show More Summary
Every Time Warner executive named in its 2016 proxy, out today, saw a big, double-digit raise in their compensation last year with one exception: CEO Jeff Bewkes. He was only up 3.6%, but to a still-humongous $32.6 million. The board...Show More Summary
Mic has raised $21 million in new funding, which co-founder and CEO Chris Altchek said will accelerate the digital publisher’s investment in video news. The company says it currently reaches 66 million unique readers and viewers each...Show More Summary
It will be interesting to see whether AT&T’s board gives its execs a big raise next year, assuming it completes its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. The telco’s CEO Randall Stephenson did well last year — making $28.4 million, a 13.1% increase — according to the company’s proxy, submitted today to the SEC. Show More Summary
While Netflix famously mines its data to figure out which original shows it wants to make, Jeff Bewkes, the CEO of HBO parent company Time Warner, isn’t going to let that drive his decisions. “We’re programming the show,” not the audience...Show More Summary
Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes likes to be on the cutting edge in technology, and especially ad services. But he remains old-fashioned when it comes to programming, he said today at the Deutsche Bank Media & Telecom Conference. In contrast...Show More Summary
Charter Communications is the No. 2 cable provider — but it’s starting to sound more like a wireless company based on CEO Tom Rutledge’s comments to analysts in this morning’s conference call to discuss Q4 earnings. Much of the talkShow More Summary
In an earnings call this morning, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes announced that HBO Now -- HBO’s $14.99-per-month OTT service that doesn’t require a traditional TV package, and which serves as a competitor to Netflix and Hulu -- has surpassed...Show More Summary
AT&T's chief likes what it sees from the Trump Admin. If only he knew Trump's plans for its $85B merger with Time Warner cable.
"There are not competitive issues with owning CNN."
AT&T doesn't need to get rid of CNN in order for its proposed $85 billion merger with Time Warner to go through, according to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson. In an interview with CNBC, Stephenson said spinning off CNN "doesn't seem relevant...Show More Summary
AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson on Thursday met in New York with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, an opponent of the company’s acquisition of Time Warner. A spokeswoman for Trump confirmed the meeting after Stephenson was seen entering Trump Tower. Show More Summary
At meeting, President-elect Trump and AT&T CEO bypass Time Warner merger talk.