The deal combining Discovery with AT&T Inc's WarnerMedia underscores the value of scale in today’s media landscape, where industry leaders Netflix and Walt Disney are looking outside the US for growth.
HBO Max's launch follows telecoms giant AT&T's $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, and brings that sprawling media empire's titles under one roof.
The new company will have more than $28 billion in revenue and comprise brands such as MTV, Comedy Central and Showtime, as well as Paramount Pictures and publisher Simon & Schuster.
Federal agents searched a mail facility near Miami Thursday night to find who sent 10 pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and critics of President Trump. Investigators are treating the devices as "live" explosives, not a hoax.
US District Judge Richard Leon approves $85 billion merger of telecom giant AT&T with media-entertainment conglomerate Time Warner, dealing a blow to the US government's efforts to block the deal.
US Justice Department sues to block AT&T's $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner on antitrust grounds. Meanwhile, AT&T says demands of divesting CNN is out of question and it's ready for court fight.
The 56-year-old American actress, who achieved fame in the 1990s for her role as Elaine Benes on NBC's Seinfeld, received the diagnosis a day after winning sixth-consecutive Emmy for comedy actress.
The biggest deal in the world this year will, if approved by regulators, give AT&T control of top cable TV channels HBO and CNN, film studio Warner Bros and other coveted media assets.
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