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With the arrival of WarnerMedia’s subscription streaming service HBO Max in May, chief content officer Kevin Reilly isn’t just excited about the new business and content opportunities. He’s looking forward to ending a long-standing heartache for network executives: seeing their original programs find larger, new audiences on streaming services completely outside of their purview.
That’s what happened with TNT’s Animal Kingdom, which found an “even bigger following” when it began streaming on Amazon, said Reilly, who is also the president of TNT, TBS and truTV, at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif.