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‘Batgirl,’ David Zaslav and the End of Streaming Evangelism in Hollywood (Column)

Five years almost to the day after it began, Hollywood’s evangelistic fervor for streaming has been extinguished this week by the “Batgirl” imbroglio.  Warner Bros. Discovery’s decision to…

Warner Bros. Discovery Tops 92 Million Streaming Subscribers, Doesn’t Break Out HBO Max Numbers

Warner Bros. Discovery is not going to say how many HBO and HBO Max customers it has. In the second quarter, the media conglomerate said HBO Max, HBO…

James Rooke Named President, Comcast Advertising

James Rooke, a cable-industry veteran, has been named president of Comcast Advertising, the ad-sales arm of Comcast Corp. He will replace longtime chief Marcien Jenckes, who has taken…

David Zaslav Raises Curtain on Warner Bros. Discovery: ‘This Really Is a Moment For Us as an Industry’

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav raised the curtain on the combined Warner Bros. Discovery, kicking off the newly merged media giant’s upfront presentation Wednesday morning by declaring…

How AT&T Could Find Itself a Winner in the Streaming Wars (Column)

After a topsy-turvy week, the thought occurred to me during AT&T’s investor call on Thursday: What if John Stankey wound up on the winning side of the streaming…

Inside mastermind behind HGTV’s ‘House Hunters’ new $1.8M NYC pad

Loren Ruch, the mastermind behind over 200 shows for HGTV, including “Flip or Flop” and “House Hunters,” has scored a $1.85 million modern condo in Manhattan.