09 Nov Looking to Combat Disney, AT&T’s WarnerMedia Holds Content Talks With NBCU [The Information]
By Jessica Toonkel
November 9, 2018 | AT&T’s WarnerMedia has approached Comcast’s NBCUniversal to discuss ways of working together, including about licensing films or TV shows for WarnerMedia’s planned new streaming service, according to two people familiar with the discussions.
The approach signals that AT&T wants to strengthen its hand in competing with Walt Disney, Netflix and other rivals. In particular, the telephone company’s WarnerMedia division—the former Time Warner—wants to broaden the program selection for its new streaming service, which is scheduled to launch late next year.
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