Jeff Bewkes

AT&T and Time Warner’s CEOs Explain the Benefits of Their $85 Billion Merger

After a whirlwind weekend in which AT&T announced its $85 billion deal to acquire Time Warner, the companies' two CEO sat down to explain what it all means.

Adweek’s Power List 2016: The Top 100 Leaders in Marketing, Media and Tech

To assemble Adweek's second annual Power List, we considered the profiles and results of global corporate titans, taking into account such criteria as company value, revenue and revenue growth, market performance, consumer reach and affinity, their standing among rivals, the number of employees overseen, key acquisitions and partnerships, industry accolades and media buzz. 

The 100 Most Influential Leaders in Marketing, Media and Tech


Ex-Fox Chairman Lands a Top Job at Turner Running TNT and TBS

Kevin Reilly, the former chairman of Fox, has been out of a job since just after the upfronts in May. Now, he's landed one of the most interesting gigs in cable television—running TNT and TBS. The executive has been named chief content officer.

Game of Thrones Is the Most Popular Show Ever on HBO

The adventures of Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow (among other characters, most of whom are probably dead now) have officially beaten out another HBO series with a lot of sudden deaths: The Sopranos.

8 Things the Time Warner-Comcast Merger Will Do

The Comcast-Time Warner merger is underway, and it's one of the biggest media deals in recent memory: $45.2 billion for the distressed cable conglomerate at a dramatic moment when it looked like John Malone's Liberty Media and rival cable outfit Charter were going to lay siege to the place until TWC capitulated.

The 5 Best Moments in Web Video This Year

No industry is changing more quickly than digital video—the world of streaming content has touched every other aspect of entertainment media, whether it's by distributing it more conveniently, adding ads […]

A la Carte Is the Worst Idea Anyone Has Ever Had

During earnings calls among the major networks last week, there was a consistent refrain: a la carte may be in the news, but it's not on the horizon. Most CEOs simply took questions about a la carte the same way they take all dumb questions: as invitations to discuss their networks' innate superiority to the competition.

Disney, Time Warner Confident About NBA Prospects

While rival networks may be licking their chops in anticipation of trying to wrest away the media rights to the NBA, both legacy partners said they are confident that they’ll renew their respective contracts with the league.

Bewkes: Game of Thrones Piracy ‘Better Than an Emmy’

Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes was in rare form on this morning's earnings call, making his traditional pitch for higher affiliate fees, greater appreciation of the company's films and TV shows—and, of course, piracy. Wait, what?