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.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson had a meeting at Trump Tower with President-Elect Donald Trump Thursday to discuss the proposed $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc. that was announced in October. The meeting piqued interest as presidents typically leave these decisions to antitrust officials.
UPDATE, 11:48 AM: AT&T’s $85 billion deal to buy Time Warner didn’t come up in CEO Randall Stephenson’s meeting with Donald Trump this morning the telco says in its first statement about the session. They had “a very good meeting…covering a wide-range of topics,” AT&T says. Show More Summary
On Thursday, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson spent an hour in Trump Tower, the day after President-elect Donald Trump trashed CNN, which AT&T wants to buy as part of its proposed $85 billion merger with Time Warner. Trump is said to still...Show More Summary
AT&T execs are meeting with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss the company's $85.4 billion bid for Time Warner.
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Donald Trump met Thursday with the chief executive of AT&T Inc. amid the president-elect's outspoken opposition to the telecom giant's proposed $85.4-billion purchase of Time Warner Inc. and a flare-up in his long-running battle with the media company's CNN outlet. Randall Stephenson met with Trump...
Making Sense by Michael Reagan On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary committee held a significant hearing on the proposed $84 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner, which owns CNN. AT&T’s CEO Randall Stephenson testified, and faced tough questions from senators … Continue reading ?