WarnerMedia-Discovery Merger Will 'Probably' Close Before the Upfront

David Zaslav says the combined company won't try to 'win the spending war' among streamers

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Warner Bros. Discovery is becoming closer and closer to a reality, with the upcoming Discovery and WarnerMedia merger on track to close in early Q2—and “probably” ahead of the upfront—Discovery executives said Thursday morning during the company’s fourth quarter earnings call.

“Hopefully, we’ll be closed before the upfront, it looks like that’ll probably be the case,” said Discovery CEO David Zaslav—who will lead the combined company—during what he noted would probably be Discovery’s final solo earnings call.



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