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Coal company sues John Oliver for being John Oliver

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

A Squirrel-Obsessed Coal Czar is Suing John Oliver, HBO, and Time Warner Over Last Week Tonight Segment

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 »

AT&T Floats Idea of 20-Minute Game of Thrones Episodes for Mobile, Because TV Takes Too Long

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 »

Big Media CEO Compensation Rose 21% In 2016: Is It More Out Of Whack Than Ever?

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

Time Warner CEO doesn't trust customer feedback ahead of launching a new product: 'I wouldn't rely on any of them'

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

Time Warner’s Jeff Bewkes Made $32.6M In 2016, Up 3.6%

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

Millennial-focused publisher Mic raises $21M, with Time Warner Investments joining the board

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

AT&T’s Randall Stephenson Made $28.4M In 2016, Up 13.1%

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

Unlike Netflix, the CEO of HBO's parent company says he won't let data decide which shows to make (TWX, NFLX)

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

Jeff Bewkes Defends Professional Programmers Vs. Data-Driven TV

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 Talks Up Mobile Plans As It Ends Time Warner Cable Video Discounts

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

2-Year-Old HBO Now Has Surpassed 2 Million Subscribers

5 months agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

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 CEO: We'd invest more with Trump tax cut

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.        

AT&T CEO says he won't need to spin off CNN for the $85 billion Time Warner merger to go through (T, TWX)

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

Trump and AT&T CEO meet amid planned Time Warner acquisition

5 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

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

Trump, AT&T CEO meet, don't talk Time Warner merger

At meeting, President-elect Trump and AT&T CEO bypass Time Warner merger talk.        

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