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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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?