AT&T to launch streaming service, latest to counter Netflix

A still from HBO's Game of Thrones

The CEO also said the content spend at Warner Media would be "competitive" to that of Netflix, which now stands at $2.5 billion and $8 billion, respectively, according to wide reports.

Variety reports that WarnerMedia plans to launch a new streaming service fronted by HBO that will be launched by the end of 2019. Now is a standalone streaming service for HBO content.

If all goes as planned, WarnerMedia's service will launch late next year, about the same time as Disney rolls out Disney Play, the highly anticipated platform that will not only feature much of the entertainment giant's back catalog, but also such new projects as Jon Favreau's Star Wars: The Mandalorian, rumored Marvel miniseries featuring such characters as Loki and Scarlet Witch, and live-action remakes of Lady and the Tramp and The Sword in the Stone.

HBO was planning to expand its content footprint even before AT&T completed its acquisition of the network's parent company, said HBO's CEO and chairman, Richard Plepler.

AT&T closed its $85 billion deal for Time Warner in June, days after a judge rejected an antitrust challenge from the Trump administration. The sheer amount of content will certainly put this new service in contention with Netflix, Amazon, and Disney's upcoming streaming service. This means that subscribers could binge Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and the DCEU films all on one service.

Tech, luxury goods lead Wall Street slide
Investors see many of these countries as being vulnerable to higher USA interest rates, which can pull away investment dollars. But historically, a monthly move of one to two deviations, or 20 to 40 basis points now, would result in flat S&P 500 returns.

If the stankey likes of Stankey keep fracturing the market with so many different paid services, frustrated consumers are just going to do the stankey thing and pirate all of these damn stankey shows. Ironically, negotiating terms with CBS would give WarnerMedia a distinct advantage over CBS's own All Access streaming platform.

WarnerMedia's new streaming service is slated to launch in fourth quarter of 2019.

"We expect to create such a compelling product that it will help distributors increase consumer penetration of their current packages and help us successfully reach more customers", Stankey said.

Stankey also said that the service, which has no price yet, will be more expensive than HBO's premier tier plan.

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