Former Hulu chief Jason Kilar is going to be the new CEO of WarnerMedia. Thus, Warner Bros., HBO, the Turner cable assets and HBO Max streaming platform will come under his surveillance.
Speaking about Kilar, he will take place of John Stankey who is now AT&T president and chief operating officer. A few weeks back Kilar’s name came up as a contender. With regard to his decision, it is another sign that WarnerMedia parent organization AT&T considering the huge streaming of future profit driver for WarnerMedia. Therefore, he will officially accept the position on May 1 and report to Stankey.
In saying Kilar’s appointment, Stankey also reaffirmed AT&T’s plan to release HBO Max in May. The considered will change as the coronavirus pandemic up-ended commercial enterprise hobby within the U.S. And around the world. WarnerMedia is believed to be targeting a late May debut date.
According to Stankey, Jason is a dynamic executive with all the qualities to lead the WarnerMedia into the future. His experience in media and entertainment, direct-to-purchaser video streaming and advertising are the precise healthy for WarnerMedia. Stankey also added, Our team led by Bob Greenblatt, Ann Sarnoff, Gerhard Zeiler, and Jeff Zucker. They did an amazing job establishing our brands as leaders in the hearts and minds of consumers. Consequently, Jason to the talented WarnerMedia family as we launch HBO Max in May gives us the right management team to strategically position our leading portfolio of brands, world-class talent and a rich library of intellectual property for future growth.
Jason Kilar’s Background:
Kilar served as co-founder and CEO of the startup streamer Vessel from 2013 to 2017. He’s also served on the boards of Univision and DreamWorks Animation in current years. Before Hulu, Kilar changed into a senior govt at Amazon from 1997 to 2006.
“In partnership with this world-class team, I’m so excited for the opportunity to lean into the future at WarnerMedia,” Kilar said. “Stories well told have always mattered, and they matter even more in this challenging time for the world. It will be a privilege to invent, create, and serve with so many talented people. Kilar is excited to join his new workplace.
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