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"john stanky" Discussed on KCRW
"John Stanky who has really supported him on this, We'll have to ask answer questions, both of investors and of his staff. You know, we did all of this. We pissed all these partners off and it didn't even work. That's to me the either or I think those two are now bundled together. And the big question is. Will wonder Woman and all these other movies drive faster growth for HBO? Max. What do you think? I think there's no question that the HBO Max subscriber numbers are going to go up. I mean, they have full carriage. Now, after the row crew deal they have premium content Wonder woman is absolutely going to boost their subscribers. And keep in mind at this point. They're still just trying to convince existing HBO subscribers to switch over to the HBO max product that they already get for free. So that's not that high of a bar. Are they going to get to the dizzy numbers? No, but I think the better question here is what is considered a success. For HBO, Max, considering they have sacrificed this entire year's worth of theatrical for day and date releases on the service, and I don't know the answer to that question. I think you know if we if they got up to 30 40 50 million subscribers that would be considered a huge success. But keep in mind that you know, this plan for dandy releases at Warners extends well beyond what most people think The pandemic will impact into, you know, 3rd and 4th Quarter of the year. And my question to you, Kim is Do you think that if the country in the world emerges from the pandemic late in 2021 Will HBO Max stick? To the plan to release these big movies like The Matrix in theaters and on HBO, Max or will they backtrack? Well again, it goes to the connected question like how does it do in the early going? I think the mistake that that one of the mistakes that they made was to say it was the whole year, citing the pandemic when it did not at all. They were simultaneously signaling that it was a whole strategy shift and doing the whole year If they had said We're doing the first quarter, the second quarter, maybe they would have, I think, gotten away with it honestly, and you know we're going to negotiate with our partners because we feel we can't do this. But when they lumped in the whole year, so we see the first, Let's say the first Six months go by, and these things aren't performing. Maybe they do back track, but I don't know. I feel like they transgression in the eyes of Hollywood of having done this the way they did it. It's so great that I'm not sure the patients is there. I'm talking about something that you know, you know, they may They have to do something that maybe write much bigger checks and they intend to. But I do believe in predict that there will be litigation, possibly from multiple parties, if they don't cough up a lot of money to make this right. And I think it's a shorter term problem than waiting around till the end of the year to see how it worked. And of course, if it does work, this is not just going to be a one year thing. It's going to be a forever thing. Well, that gets to his Warner's, You know, in the movie business as we understand it. I don't know Lucas anything guess is, um Again. If I think if wonder woman is a big hit, it buys them A, um a lot of time they will have to pay all their partners. Most people in Hollywood don't don't like to sue, especially because most of the partners with Warner Brothers in this either already have projects that they're doing with them again or will want to again. I, You know, I think they're just gonna have to find a way to pay these people enough to make them happy. More at least pretend that they're happy. Because what if you're a legendary of your village Roadshow, Do you really want to be in a long lawsuit with Warner Brothers? No, but you also don't want to allow President like that to go unanswered, So it's a tough one. And they'll certainly take it to the brink. If they don't go into arbitration, maybe, but one way or another. I think that they're gonna have to at least make, you know. Maybe I'm not sure if this is really what gorillas do but like beating on their chest to intimidate potential adversary. There's going to need to be a lot of that. And also this this whole, this whole practice could damage the box office for these Warner's movies as well. They're counting on a certain number, and we're seeing already. The numbers from international on Wonder Woman are not good and putting these movies on the service could cause box office problems to exacerbate. Think of all the other studios waiting to pounce on these release dates. You could see something like a Marvel movie opening opposite Matrix for because The pitch from dizzy will be go see the Marvel movie in theaters see Matrix for on your TV, and that would further damage these talents that are attached to Warners and further alienate them within the industry. Yeah, This is a big one. Okay. You guys will see what happens. Thank you Both. Thank you. Thanks, Kim. That's Matt Belloni, former editorial director of the Hollywood Reporter, and Lucas Shaw of Bloomberg..
"john stanky" Discussed on The Talk Show
"And more type of content and try to get to the net flicks maybe not fully netflix scale 'cause they won't be able to but still get closer to that. And I'm pretty skeptical of that. I do like I was super skeptical wants the. Eighteen crew came in and basically ran report who is running HBO for years and years they bring him out obviously, and you know there was that famous townhall meeting with. With John Stanky who's now in charge of all of of at and T. at the time, I was just in charge of Warner media, and now he's in charge of the whole thing and there was this weird town hall that they did with Hbo Folks and it was clear at that point that things were not setting up well, and that played out over the next six twelve months, and now we're at this point where they brought a new people including Jason. Cuyler who I think is really well regarded I. I don't know him personally, but I do think like you know what he did it who is was definitely seems like it was ahead of its time and he's really highly regarded. So there's there's a chance that they can do something interesting here, but it's not gonna be what HBO was regardless and again I think eight apple can step in and fill void. It's it's sort of like you have to. accept. That some good ideas have a maximum. Scale of how how much money it's going to make how pervasive it's going to be and I feel like in. The Cable TV era HBO was about as successful as it could have been. It's hard to imagine a scenario where the premise of okay you pay. Thirty, forty, fifty bucks a month for Cable TV and I'm talking about HBO came up and I realized people pay a lot more than that for. Now. But the idea was like when I was a kid that it was like, okay, you pay you know thirty bucks a month for cable, TV, and you get all these channels. And these cable channels you know it was such a distinction you know. Y-. ESPN was so clearly not one of the networks you know it was like it's nothing but sports all day And you know did just. Classic movies what a what a strange channel compared to network TV. But old movies. But if you like old movies, there are good you know and then you watch it, there's commercials and then here is this thing that was different and it was here's what we've got. We've got new movies like really recent ones that you remember being in the theater because in the theater like a year and a half ago, and we're GONNA show them with no commercials and that sounded when I was a kid it was like it just seems crazy to me that this idea that there what do you mean their new movies with no commercials did neither of those things were possible on regular TV? And But you gotta pay like ten bucks a month you know and. If you can watch you know get ten bucks of invariably enjoyment per month watching this stuff these movies, which you know it's the whole movie, the name home box office it was all movies and then they started making shows. It was really easy to this is easily worth ten or fifteen bucks for our. You know us you know Sopranos and six feet under and so many great shows the wire you know it's one. So many people think is might be the best show ever made. That Sopranos you know a lot of the arguments over what's the best show ever are all between HBO show early. HBO. And just ten is that worth ten or fifteen bucks, and then even when there was home video, it's like what's it cost to rent a movie cost like you know to get a tape for two nights it's five or six bucks or something like that. You know. So it's easy to get to work the ten or fifteen bucks that HBO cost into that equation and yeah, this is great. Then we don't have two goanywhere nothing to send back. But. The maximum scope of the idea of HBO. We're only gonNA show good stuff and you're GONNA pay extra for it and that's it. There's a maximum scaled to how big that was going to be, and it's not as big as Netflix. Right Netflix is a bigger idea. It just is you're comparing a very big planet to a son. You know I think that's right and it's interesting to look back upon because there was this famous sort of like idea that you know would Netflix's be able to become HBO Faster Than Hbo Netflix was a thing that people back. In the day. Right and it actually ended up not being the case at all because they ran a playbook, which you know was was similar in different eras, right? So you noted that that HBO basically bootstrapped off of Hollywood movies without commercials, and then they eventually moved into their own content and that own content eventually became the main product Netflix's similar thing where they bootstrapped off of old shows basically more than movies but they had movies too. And then able to move into original content and that eventually became the thing, and now it's to the point where not only is it? I? Mean it is. It is being done at a scale that was you know previously like could not be believed that they were spending this amount doing this amount of new content on a yearly on a monthly basis that they are right now and it's like they just zoomed right past HBO. And you know I'm not sure that that netflix's wanted to Netflix's even knew that they would. They would basically create a show for like every type of person every type of genre of countries rather than being what HBO was sort of the high quality bar thing maybe they thought in the beginning with house of cards that they would aim for HBO. Style. Show. and. We'll just do these because it's going to be so expensive and somehow they were able to figure out a way to do this at scale. That HBO now is we're talking about like you know maybe thinks that they can try to do that but they're not gonna be able to because they don't have the right model to be able to do that.
"john stanky" Discussed on KCRW
"I am joined by my partner in banter, Matt Belloni. Hello Mat, either. So we found a week of executives from the various giant media companies. Both thing about they're streaming services at conferences. They're all just so happy man. Everything's going great. Yeah, I mean, if you talk to these executives, the streaming business is where it's that, and everybody is now talking up the number of subscribers that they have forget the theme parks. Forget that they can't release movies. Forget that the sports networks dormant for four months they all are talking about. They're streaming services, and you know there's a lot of spin going on. But there's ah lot to debate here. So let's start with Peacock in the Comcast CEO talked up the fact that they said that they had 15 million downloads of Peacock app, and that's good for them because it's you know, only launched a couple months ago, and they're you know, very high on that service. It's the ad driven Comcast, NBC, you streaming service. But when you really dig deeper into that, you know this is an ad driven service and ultimately Downloads aren't that meaningful? Yes, It shows that people know what the product is, and they affirmatively chose to put it on their phone or their TV. But ad revenue is what this product is for. And from what I'm told the ad revenue is not that great, at least its start. And, of course, that was not mentioned in a lot of these comments. So we have no people talking up their numbers, but not talking of the thing that matters. And the same might be said for HBO. Max. You know, I'll get to HBO, Max, But I'm gonna just say, Of course we peacock needs time. And I'm not ready to bet against Peacock because I think I think free is important to people right now. Certainly I'm not ready. Tio, write the obituary for that. In terms of HBO, Max. They came out of the gate and many people's opinions. I think, you know, not noisy enough. Not not with no house of cards, type of launch for them and too expensive 15 bucks a month. That is double what Disney plus costs with less. You know, Disney, at least will attract families with young kids, especially And they may be acknowledging that tacitly John Stanky, the head of it, and he said that they will come out in spring 2021 with an ad supported version that will be cheaper, not free, but cheaper. He said. There will be a light ad load. There's been, you know a speculation as to how many minutes that means he would not say how much it would cost. But to me, that's kind of an acknowledgement. They need a different version of this thing. I think a lot of people just don't see the necessity and the big problem for HBO. Max is this standoff with Amazon and Roque? Ooh, the two big gatekeepers on digital TV. HBO. Max is not available. You can't even get it for 70% of the market, and you can't launch a meaningful streaming service with 70% of the market just crossed off. They have to fix that. Finally Viacom. CBS is trying to just make it better by calling. What was CBS All Access now? Paramount? Plus because apparently everything has to be plus, Okay, I think CBS is a better known brand than paramount. But maybe they feel like CBS has a certain reputation for older audiences that the company never quite managed to shake. Yeah, that was a little perplexing to me. I mean, obviously they've done the market research, and they believe that Paramount is their strongest brand. And don't forget This is going to be a global service. So CBS may mean a lot less overseas than it does here, But you know if you're doing it television oriented service, you think you would use your very strong television brand to Brandon. But I guess not against old people are more CBS's customers and they're trying to position this is something younger. But Paramount to me. Paramount's not even really a consumer brand. I mean, it's a studio, so they're gonna have a lot to do in educating people as to what this is when they launch and try to make it go mainstream. So I'm going to I'm just going to pivot to Disney and its experiment speaking the streaming services with Milan, and this is something we're going to talk about in the show with analyst Rich Greenfield. But one thing we didn't talk about is the blowback Disney got. They shot a scene in a part of China that is a sight of detention camps and ongoing genocide against weaker people. They actually thanked the officials of this area in the credits of the movie, and they've had a lot of blowback. So Azul here It's not that the Mullan streaming for $30 experiment went that well, but in addition to that they also got bad press. Yeah, and the question is whether Disney knew what it was doing when it thanked this company because that's really what caused This to blow up is people noticed in the credits of Mulan that Disney thank this province for allowing them to shoot there, And then people like, Wait a second. There's an ongoing genocide going on there, and I'm not so sure does. He knew. I think you know, the credits at the end of movies seem to be kind of wrote, And you know that if you shoot somewhere, then they get a credit executives. I've said that they didn't see the credits before they were put onto the movie. I'm not excusing what they did, but it seems more like a flub than some kind of affirmative signed to that region of China. While the CFO Christine McCarthy said that it was common practice to credit government entities that allow filming take place by the time they did shoot there. It was all over the news that this ongoing human rights violation was underway, so You know, if you're going to be in China, you should be aware of where you are generally, and it strikes me a progressive Hollywood screws up a lot, you know, And another thing is this film had a lot of sensitivity people attached to it because they really wanted to get it right. Yeah, they really didn't. Thank.
"john stanky" Discussed on KCRW
"You know, this is something that just this wave continues to sweep over the industry, and it keeps coming back to this question of why is NBC Universal at the centre? So many of these Controversies. It would appear that they have a culture problem, which is something that has been reported very well by the Hollywood reporter and has been sort of Then the open secret in Hollywood, and it extends to New York. Where and we see news had, you know a lot of problems where female Staffers had complained of Casual misogyny all the way to like being overlooked for Positions because they were women, etcetera, etcetera, and then you have the whole scandal of them not taking Ronan Farrow's Harvey Weinstein story in the first place and And they, you know, cover it up, and it ended up at the New Yorker magazine and it won a Pulitzer Prize, so one would think it had the journalistic critic credibility to Be published, but it didn't And I think there's a lot of questions about thie entire Corporation. Well and now Jeff Shell, who has just been installed as the CEO of Nbcuniversal really has a task on his hands. And, ironically, Jeff shall really was meant toward by Ron Meyer when he came to Universal in Ella. Shell had been in a Comcast executive based out of London and really didn't know the film Business or Hollywood in general and Ron Meyer was one of the people that had really taken him under his wing showed him how the business operates. And now one of his first jobs is to let right. Let Ron Meyer go. That's on interesting turn of events is well. It mirrors the Kevin Sugihara John Stanky relationship. Very similar. John's Danke would come to Hollywood and Kevin would bring him to the premieres and the Oscars and, you know, Because these guys, they they're not Hollywood players, eh? Yes, John Spanky was with it and t. Yeah, exactly. Somebody's gotta move up. Alright. Thank you, Tatianna. You're welcome. That's Tatiana Siegel, executive film editor at the Hollywood Reporter. I'm that Melanie.
"john stanky" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"Any money is Tom Busby SpaceX the Hawthorne based aerospace company founded by test was the lan must is now working with NASA scouting landing sites on Mars for an expected flight to the red planet long time eighteen T. executive John Stanky who became a big name in Hollywood heading up Warner brothers studio HBO and other media properties after the telecom acquired Warner media last year has been promoted to the number two position at the telecom in line to be its next CEO singer Arianna Grande is suing the struggling Los Angeles based clothing chain forever twenty one saying it's using a look alike in its ads after she declined an endorsement deal Wall Street kicking off the new month with a big selloff today that's amid new tariffs imposed by both the US and China this weekend and weak data about U. S. manufacturing the Dallas two hundred eighty points more than one percent drop the nasdaq down eighty eight a one point one percent sell off the S. and P. five hundred down twenty and the Bloomberg Los Angeles index down eight tenths of one percent and if you're looking for somewhere new to travel Saudi Arabia moving forward with plans to open up the kingdom to tourists for the first time ever later this month we check your money at twenty and fifty after each hour I'm Bloomberg's Tom Busby from the H. M. S. capital money desk KNX ten seventy newsradio big news on the gun front from Walmart we'll have that story in two minutes it is twelve fifty one is this collects over so many people say that small businesses are the backbone of the economy it is true that was something about the type of small business you would like to open up I know for me it would definitely be in the company of America is committed.
Will HBO Max work and will consumers pay?
"I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as bounty of the Hollywood reporter and Matt. We've known that this industry is disrupted and Warner brothers and Warner media. Its parent are sort of the ultimate case study. You're right now of what is going on. Warner Brothers was the premier studio in this industry for so many years and being the chairman of Warner Brothers was the biggest deal imaginable and they have now announced that an Sarnoff who who comes from the B._B._C. America America and has really good experience and is very well regarded but is completely almost completely unknown in Hollywood is going to be the chairman of Warner brothers and at the same time the Warner media is announcing in the launch of this H._B._O.. Oh Max which is the streaming service that they have been building toward and they are pulling programming from all over the place to service this thing. This is a huge priority. So first of all your people were going to have to look at that they do. I need this will this H._B._O.. Max Idea Work and at the same time within the industry. There's a question of well gee. What does this mean for Warner Brothers? I mean is Warner. Brothers now going to be subservient to the streaming service and does being chairman of Warner Brothers really have any kind of clout and prestige or are you just going to be taking orders effectively from Bob Greene Blah who runs the streaming service as well as these other cable channels and H._B._O.. He reports to <hes> John Stanky the. Head of Warner media as does and Sarnoff but it's not so clear what it all means in terms of who has power this really does represent a sign of the Times entertainment because when A._T.. And T. bought the Time Warner assets it was very clear that the crown on jewel was not warner brothers. It was H._B._O.. Because they could leverage H._B._O.. To create a global streaming service that will hopefully in their words compete with net flix and that's what every conglomerate is trying to do right now. They're trying to leverage with their assets are create new stuff and go head to head with Netflix so you're seeing warner media pullback a lot of the content that was out there most notably friends which has been streaming on Netflix is now going. Going to switch over to this new H._B._O.. Max they're gonNA start doing with a bunch of other shows on the C._W.. On Turner on the Turner Networks Like T._N._T.. And T._B._S. Some C._N._N.. Content this is all going to be funneled into this H._B._O.. Bill mack streaming service will be pitched as an add on to H._B._O.. Or as its own thing a little bit more expensive than the traditional H._B._O.. Costs currently and that's where we're at right now because comcast is doing the same thing with the N._B._C.. Universal shows like the office just pulling it away from net flicks doing their own thing. Disney is launching their own thing. We're going to get into a very stratified ecosystem where the streaming services are tops and the contents suppliers are going to be the studios that they own and. Hopefully others they think I mean has made a Fortune Selling T._v.. Shows the T._v.. Division has been lead you know Big Bang theory two and a half men all of these shows in different networks very profitably and enjoying all of the reaping all of the rewards that followed followed and they just sold a huge project to Netflix Sandman so they're still looking to get that cash coming in the door obviously the I don't even know how you sort it out and I think more importantly people in the industry. I don't know how you sort it out if I'm making a T._v.. Show and Warner Brothers is making that show at what goes to H._B._O.. Max what goes somewhere else. What do I sell to C._B._S.? A._B._C. or or Hulu or whatever so I think it's it's almost like this dizzying situation within the industry of figuring. Bring out who is going to emerge victorious and how these things are going to be sorted and that's that's a potential big change for Warner Brothers which as you mentioned has been this people say there are the arms dealer of Hollywood in the sense that they have sold everybody but if you look at what Disney is doing Disney is very purposefully holding back a lot of their stuff and they are trying to create an ecosystem around this new Disney plus streaming service that will be the one stop shop for Disney. Now Disney has a very strong consumer rebrand and people know Disney and they want Disney oriented content. It's not quite the same for Warner Brothers. They don't have that brand name they just you wouldn't the average person on the street wouldn't even know that one brothers produced two and a half men yet. It's probably the biggest revenue generator that the company has so I just I think it'd be very interesting to see how warner's approaches this ecosystem and who they sell to and who they don't and from the consumer standpoint of course the question is how much does this cost they said it will.
"john stanky" Discussed on Dude Soup
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"john stanky" Discussed on KCRW
"My colleague and banter, Matt Bella of the Hollywood reporter, Hello, Matt other. So this past week HBO through a typical splashy lavish premier for game of thrones entering its final season. Is it big time of transition at HBO? Richard clip ler is out a new management is in John stanky is head of Warner media. He now oversees that Bob Greene Blatt who came over from NBC specifically overseas HBO as well as some of the cable channel's big job for him. But the question, of course, is with game of thrones. Which is been such a big hit for HBO going out. Is there a chance of HBO loses. Some of it's Mojo in momentum. This is a very key moment for HBO because it is by far the largest show on the network. And now that's going to go away. They do have four successors series. They're calling them in various stages of. Development, but the closest one isn't even done with the pilot yet. So right now, they're in uncharted waters. And it's going to be an interesting thing at a time when they have a mandate to grow HBO under AT and T their biggest asset is going away. Yeah. And we had done a survey that showed that there's a lot of people who drop subscriptions when their favorite shows go off the air. So they're numerous questions here. Like, can they sustain the quality will people wait and sustain their love for this show or a version of this show will it translate into a spin off or multiple spin offs. And are you going to continue to pay for HBO? If this is your favorite as I just noted a large percentage, I think it was twenty eight percent of people have dropped subscriptions to certain services when their favorite shows go off the air. This is a larger issue then just one show because HBO like every other outlet wants to develop the next game of thrones. And the process that. Lead to the actual game of thrones was millions and millions of dollars spent in development HBO scrapped the original pilot recast it spent the time to get it. Right. And finally birth this show that became this phenomenon AT and T once volume they want more shows, and they want to get more people in the tent at HBO to fuel not just that business. But there are other businesses of subscriptions. So I don't know if the next game of thrones is gonna come from HBO eve, right? And we see overall would they Warner assets that AT and T acquired which are now Warner media. There's just been this upheaval, and you know, many times in the history of Hollywood outsiders have come in Matsuda came in the Japanese electronics giant, and it's not so easy to figure out Hollywood. It's not so easy to manage Hollywood. Well, and we've seen a lot of big corporations come and have a very tough time. So it's going to be an interesting experiment now to see what happens with these. Important assets. Meanwhile, kind of an odd thing from the Justice department this week the Justice department tried to block AT and T unsuccessfully from buying time. Warner a lot of people felt that was not a great antitrust argument as a vertical deal. Some people thought it was a good argument that there are anti trust experts who thought that it was reasonable to try to challenge vertical deal, meaning basically the phone people taking over entertainment assets. And of course, the Justice department did nothing when Disney bought FOX, which is a horizontal merger a big huge entertainment company, buying another entertainment company, but having ignored that and struck out trying to block the AT and T deal justices back challenging the academy of Motion Picture Arts and sciences because they academy is potentially going to make some rules that require that movies play and movie theaters. If they wanna be qualified for an Oscar, this is in my opinion, sort of a joke. I don't understand why the US government is getting involved in the awards that a private organization honoring the arts gives out each year. I just don't see it to me this smacks of net. Flicks calling in favor putting pressure doing whatever it is. They want to do because they are stomping their feet that the academy might institute some rules that would make it harder for Netflix to win an Oscar. Yeah, I mean, the idea with antitrust is collusion. Among the studios is anti-competitive and wrong and therefore poor innocent net flicks. That some of the other streamers might be shut out. I mean, Netflix is really the only one because Amazon has up until now at least had full on theatrical runs for its films. So the weird thing is this is not the Motion Picture Association of America, the MPAA, which is in fact organization made up of the studios, and which I will note just admitted net flicks to its ranks. But that is a group. That could potentially collude against Netflix. But invited them in. This is the thing made up of people who make movies actors and directors, and you know, as you know, the biggest component is actors. I don't even understand how they are supposed to be alleged to have colluded. It doesn't seem like Steven Spielberg. The opinions he may have about Netflix are necessarily going to be the opinions that every single artist has and he doesn't have power over those artists and the people that are on the board of governors of the academy. There's really no business or antitrust argument that I can see that would allow net to make this claim. Or should I say that would allow the DOJ to make this claim and the main point to me here too? I think Steven Spielberg's position is not thoroughly understood. He's not saying Netflix movies can't compete. He's just saying if you wanna compete you have to play in theaters we saw with Roma that's entirely possible out on. So Koran said if you want it, you're going to do it my way Netflix did do it his way they will do it for other auto. Directors play the movie in theaters and you can compete. It's not saying we're excluding net flicks. From this possibility it's just that Netflix has up until now clung to its model of wanting to stream movies on the same day that they might be in theaters if they were in theaters, thank you, Matt. Thank you. That's Matt Bellamy.
Post 'Game of Thrones,' can HBO still be HBO?
"I'm Kim masters in. This is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as Matt Belony of the Hollywood reporter, and Matt there was a big splashy premier in New York last few days for game of thrones. That has been a huge hit for HBO, and it is ending, and it is ending as Richard player, the longtime head of HBO is has resigned and is leaving and John stanky the new head of Warner media installed by AT and T. The new owners of what was Time Warner is looking to HBO to generate more content. I don't know. I mean, I wasn't at the premiere neither you, but if for reading about it from a distance it felt to me like is this the end of something or can HBO continued to be be. Oh, well, that's the big question is game of thrones. For the past decade has been the HBO signature show and you see up to thirty million viewers for one show, which is unheard. And of and now they are facing for the first time a post game of thrones HBO, and yes, there are as many as four they're calling them successor series in development, and who knows if those will work, but can they amass the same audience and grow it to the extent AT and T wants to grow it without that signature show. Yeah. And veep is ending too. I mean they've been on such a role. And so I guess one of these spin offs is casting. But of course, it's going to be a while before that's show. And and the question is a site. Geiss question will people still be there when it returns to they love game of thrones? And that that ongoing way can they maintain that that level of whatever it was about game of thrones? That has so many people so in love with it. And and at the same time are they going to just hold onto their subscriptions waiting. Yeah. We did a pole this week in Hollywood reporter that. It show that twenty eight percent of people have unsubscribe to a channel or streaming service based on one show coming to an end, and that's an interesting stat. Because if there was ever a show that would drive interest in network, it would be game of thrones. Which is the number one show on television. That's one issue. The second issue is that AT and T is really pushing HBO to be more of a volume player. More shows more demographics, creating content for and really trying to ramp up the output, but game thrones was game of thrones. Because HBO took its time it spent lavishly these final six episodes are reportedly costing more than ten million dollars each, and they really, you know, it was a bespoke product that turned into a massive hit is AT and T going to give that kind of freedom to create. What will what will ultimately be the next game of thrones that we have no idea what that is. Now. Yeah. I mean, the lavishness of that party was old school HBO. I felt like it was HBO still being HBO. We we know very Well Matt that HBO throws some of the splashes parties that anybody throws in Hollywood. So are they even gonna continue that tradition? This is a regime change there. So we don't know how many of the people who were at H B O are now going to remain, and whether this transition in I have to say looking big picture at all the stuff that was acquired in this Time Warner acquisition HBO is now in transition. Bob green black arriving at Warner media running HBO as well as the some of the cable channels, Kevin CJ HARA gone. At Warner Brothers studio. There's just a lot going on right now at this company. And it feels like a lot of uncertainty is AT and T has only just really taken control of this company. HBO is the key here. They've gotta get HBO. Right. Because that is the two billion dollar a year cash cow and AT and T needs even more. Out of HBO because it is highly leveraged, thanks to this eighty five billion dollar deal to buy Time Warner and therein lies the potential irony. Thank you, Matt. Thank you, that's felony editorial director of the Hollywood. Reporter. He joins me this Monday at two o'clock on the business. I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown.
"john stanky" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Burlington stores down seven percent Gina power retailer American Eagle outfitters down two and a half percent. David wilson. Thank you so much. I've been trying to find a window to do this. We're going to do. This was Frank weaker by five basis points in a little bit of stability in a much lower yield in German tenure, and that is to my good colleague, Paul Sweeney on all that's going on Warner media. You are an expert on his everybody wants to know first of all are they going to screw up game of thrones. Let's cut to what matters. They certainly better not that's the cash cow for each Bill. But you're right AT and T is definitely putting its its fingerprint on this acquisition that really just got the final approval from government this week. And so a lot of executive changes some of the core old Warner media folks, stepping aside, and John stanky, the this new guy from eighteen really putting his imprint, but you know, this better than anyone, I know maybe rich greenfield, I'll give credit to you got a green light. These shows it takes courage and takes creative people. Do you see any indication AT and T can keep or finding the creative people? There's a great bench at one or media. But I think the issue for AT and T is a half to attract and retain as you said the creative folks and give them the resources to do what they do. The question is will they give them enough autonomy to really take the risk that you need to do in Hollywood. It really remains to be seen. I think a lot of people feel like the answer is unlikely to be true judo. This keeps us employed at least through this is great. Else? Reading and Tom Keene with you. Today, again futures greener now negative too far more importantly, Mr Draghi continues to speak and he is market moving today. The euro. One twelve forty nine German tenure point zero nine to a much lower yield. Let's get some national headlines now with Michael Barr. Michael, thank you very much, Paul. Thank you, Tom. Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort appears in Virginia court today to be sentenced for Bank and tax fraud. Benefit who was sixty nine was convicted last year on eight felony counts. President Trump's exit thirty Michael Cohen reportedly directed his former attorney to discuss a possible pardon with president's legal team the admission appears to contradict Cohen statement to the house oversight committee last week when he said he did not seek out a pardon from the president house intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff is adding another heavyweight prosecutor to the team that will investigate President Trump's business dealings. Daniel noble is from the complex frauds and cybercrime unit at the US attorney's office in Manhattan, global news twenty four hours a day on Aaron and tick tock.
"john stanky" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"One of the winners out at the Golden Globes. I do want to talk about the progress of Amazon and net flicks. We saw take home two awards for Roma. You know, a big deal for Netflix has as its first original movie winning and an award. What do you make of that? Look, I think content from wherever it comes today is is the answer. Net. Flicks is certainly spending enormous sums of money as Amazon and so the likelihood of them having more winners in the awards season. I think is to be expected there. You know in the proverbial throwing more of it against the wall. That much more of it has an opportunity to stick. I'm certainly not referring to the content as that on just using the analogy. And so I think you'll see more of that as opposed to less of that as the marketplace really doesn't care who the producer is. They care how good the content is. Does that mean that net? Flicks loses its edge in the future as more companies pull their content from net flicks and develop their own OTT services. Well, look. With Disney being a serious as they are in their mission. And with the FOX deal ready to close momentarily, obviously within the next few weeks is what the expectation is what what Disney is doing under the leadership. Kevin mayor. I think you can't underestimate that. And certainly Warner media with John stanky, Richard club. Learn the team Kevin Riley now moving over, you know, not moving over, but taking on additional responsibility. Relative to the over the top. Creative mix and let's not forget our friends in Philadelphia and thirty rock with Comcast NBC universal. I think the the field as crowded, but as in all crowded fields, the creams gonna rise and those who can create the best content and catch the attention of the viewers, and we'll talk about that for a moment in terms of catching the attention. I think that's who's going to win and they're all capable of spending enormous sums of money to create content. Not that money ensures good content. But as I said, the more you produce the more of it, you create the more you distribute, the higher likelihood of catching the attention of the audiences when I talk about capturing the attention of the audiences though. I think it's important to note the amount of money that is being spent on program promotion, we don't any longer and haven't for quite some time relied on lead in as as network television. Used to refer to it. You just have to drive up and down any of the main thoroughfares anywhere in certainly Los Angeles, New York, and and as well places all around the country and see the amount of money being spent in one sector, particularly out of home producing. I mean, promoting rather the content on Netflix, Hulu, and you know, the like so. The money's being spent to drive the eyeballs and the eyeball seem to be responding. The content is good. Now back to devices since you're at.
"john stanky" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"And T acquired as part of its merger with Time Warner the service is set to center around the premium subscription channel HBO though, it wouldn't replace the existing streaming service HBO now, according. To John stanky CEO of Warner media as Time Warner is now called the new online service, which has yet to be named as the second product AT and T has unveiled since joining forces with Time Warner Hillary barsky, FOX new Colin Kaepernick has filed for another trademark this time on his face solid Catholic wants to make his face his moneymaker the controversial quarterback at the center of the kneeling movement during the national anthem and the NFL filed an application last week with the US patent and trademark office seeking to trademark his face and Afridis on clothing, cell phone, cases and other items cabinet through his company. Inked flash also wants to use the logo in conjunction with seminars in self empowerment and awareness. The former San Francisco forty Niners QB filed a trademark for the phrase, I'm with cap back in August this as he continues his grievance against the NFL claiming owners colluded to keep him off their teams because of his protesting during the anthem. Matt Napolitano, Fox News and post Malone won't compete for best new artist at the twenty nine teen Grammy awards Cardi B earn. And two nominations at this year's Grammy. So she was not eligible because of a previous nominations. A person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity said Cardi B and post will own worst submitted for best new artist for the twentieth. Eighteen show he lost in a vote to compete in the category because he has some success with music releases in two thousand sixteen. I'm Lisa lacerra. And this.
"john stanky" Discussed on WDRC
"As part of its merger with Time Warner the service is set to center around the premium subscription channel HBO though, it wouldn't replace the existing streaming service HBO now, according to John stanky CEO of Warner media as Time Warner is now called the new online service, which has yet to be named as the second product AT and T has unveiled since joining forces with Time Warner Hillary barsky, Fox News. Colin Kaepernick has filed for another trademark this time on his face. Colin Kaepernick wants to make his face his moneymaker the controversial quarterback at the center of the kneeling movement during the national anthem and the NFL filed an application last week with the US patent and trademark off. Office seeking to trademark his face an afro to use on clothing cellphone, cases and other items cabernet through his company inked flash also wants to use the logo in conjunction with seminars in self empowerment and awareness. The former San Francisco forty Niners QB filed a trademark for the phrase. I'm with cap back in August this as he continues his grievance against the NFL claiming owners colluded to keep them off their teams because of his protesting the anthem. Matt Napolitano, Fox News. Cardi B and post Malone won't compete for best new artist at the twenty nine teen Grammy awards Cardi B earned two nominations at this year's Grammy. So she was not eligible because of a previous nominations. A person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity said Cardi B and post Malone worst submitted for best new artist for the two thousand eighteen Chow. He lost in the vote to compete in the category because he has some success with music releases in twenty sixteen. I'm Lisa lacerra,.
"john stanky" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka
"Result is he's interface this just like is limited harder to use cost a little bit more to build. Yeah, run that flex, but it costs more and it's harder to use. And so why would you buy that when there's something that's easier to use and cost less, you call us a cutting the cord box. Here explicit about that, but a lot of your distribution partnerships have been with people who professionally distribute TV. Right? You mentioned dish as an immediate miserable, but dishes been an investor. You work with them sky in the UK you work with when I tried to cut the cord with what's now charter, they said, we'll do you have? Do you have a Roku TV because if so, you can stream our stuff through them. We've got an app, it's actually lousy, but I don't think that's your full. How have you managed to work with people who are still in the traditional TV distribution business? Yes, less interesting. We we in our early days we used to avoid talking about cable, cutting the cord and stuff because we didn't want to scare them our partners. But I think one of our goals is to be a good partner, a good partner for our TV partners. Good partner for retailers get burnt for our content partners, and we have. We have MVP dis partner the partners as well. We have, you know, the xfinity app on Roku, you know, we distribute, like you said, we distributed streaming player. Through direct TV AT and t. stores, you know, through sling which is owned by dish. So I would say that the answer is we try and be good partner for a long time. They, you know, resisted the trend, but I think mammals companies realized they, you know, people are moving to internet for TV and they need to embrace that. And so we're, we want to help them. So the the, the new thesis is streaming Faria what's going to happen? And now you see people like John stanky for Mateen t slash Time Warner saying, there's going to be a handful of big players. There's going to be a net flicks, maybe an apple an AT and t. Time Warner is going this consolidation. There's going to be five or six dominant sort of streaming platforms, so all those should work with your devices and software. So that makes sense. But it seems like if that world happens, it's going to be difficult for you to sort of get money out of those already, maybe change. But in your one, at least we don't really make any money from Netflix. Even that's dominant channel from us and you don't make any money from YouTube. If there's a handful of dominance streaming players streaming providers, how are you gonna be able to convince them to cut you into their business. I'm, we'll just living correct misconception. We, we didn't say we don't make money from that flex. We said we don't have a period material business material amount of money for Netflix. And you know, we do make money when a customer uses a Roku. The first thing they see on the home sheen is a rookie at. They don't often realize at because it's we try and make it content oriented and useful for the customer, but we do get paid. And so we get paid for every customer. You know that we sell buttons on their mode. But anyway, test your question. I agree that well, I don't think there's going to be five. Absolutely. But I, I do think we are going to start to see some consolidation, which is one of the reasons that we launched the rookie channel. You know, we swing with the Roku channels. So the rookie channel is the channel that Roku own and operate channel that rookie publishes streaming channel or an app. And it started out as movies and TV shows we had a news and we're going to keep adding other content categories. It's free ad supported. So if you think if you think about our strategy, our strategy with. Roku channel has two big pieces, right? One piece is that the interface onto on a Roku is going to have all from the way works today, which is a interface of apps or what we call streaming channels to a more content first user interface. So when you turn on your Roku on the home screen, you'll see content recommendations. So for us, the rookie channel is the way we're starting to our sandbox for building that content..
"john stanky" Discussed on KCRW
"Bad timing because, AT and t. has closed its acquisition of Time Warner which includes what, was the crown jewel of Time Warner HBO and you. Know John stanky who. Is now in charge of what is called Warner media which includes the Warner Brothers studio. And HBO and Turner, all of that stuff he had this meeting which was taped by someone and leaked to the New York Times they didn't. Provide audio but they provided excerpts and he sort of took HBO to the woodshed and paddled them when. HBO Done remarkably well how's the thing that Jeff Bezos at. Amazon is, dying to have actually has game of thrones has big programs like big little lies which make people subscribe that has been HBO's game quality. Engagement it's like a patik that they. Make these kind of the sopranos the wire the legacy is amazing and John Johnston he comes in and. Starts talking, like the business wonk that everybody feared the AT and t. people would be. Yeah he said they want to measure their success in engagement hours per day not hours per week not hours per month but per day and that. Sounds like a, pitch that a telephone sales person or business development executive would make I, mean this is a big about face for HBO because. Richard player the CEO. Of HBO has been preaching for years that we are not Netflix we are not a. One stop shop content, dump where you just greenlight everything and all the different categories and put it up on your service and the the best will rise to the top you're wise they're a curated and very special place he's always said where only the best shows go and now his boss is saying no no we want fuller house we want some of these lowbrow netflix shows to increase the audience for for h._b._o. and to learn more data about the customer and to get more engagement and sell different products to them and that's going to be a big change and i don't think that john's danke comment really went over that well in hollywood not to be cleared he didn't actually say he wants fuller house but that was kind of the gist no that is my that is my interpretation of what he wants fuller houses buy go-to of a badge show that appeals to a lot of people well and i'm sure other people in the industry share that perception and that's bad because the industry can get its backup and the other thing you know when he's talking about he says he's said in meeting why more hours of engagement because you get more data and information that allows you to monetize Is, through, alternate, models of advertising and. This is so business speak and slow not what would move the creative heart of Hollywood and the other thing I will just point out quickly is that you know net flicks throws a. Ton of spaghetti of the wall and has. A huge budget compared with HBO and when John's donkey was then asked what are, we getting the money. He was a little vague yeah you'll get, some more money well what does that. Mean, so the this. Adds to the environment and the town that. Is just anxious and worried about where this is all heading I think HBO will get, more monies Mateen some might say well how is that a problem they're going to get more money to make more. Shows but the big question is can HBO increase the quantity without, sacrificing the quality and, we shall see thank you? Matt thank you that's Matt Bellamy editorial director of the Hollywood reporter.
"john stanky" Discussed on Download
"The wedding that stephen and i went to last week all of the details on where to go what the couple was asking for for presents all of that scores bayside strew and it was pretty good who's beautiful actually and i'm sure it was easy for them to set up because bride and groom have a lot on their minds right i thank you square space for supporting this show squarespace make your next move make your next website move on to another topic so there's a lot of drama going on in these streaming media world disney buying fox still hasn't happened although as mentioned in our previous episode there's sort of like there was justice department approval there is there's all this like government us government saying it's okay which makes it better for disney but comcast kinda wants it but they may be jousting over sky tv and britain there's a lot going on there but i wanna talk about one of the ramifications of the other big deal that has been going on this summer which is at and t buying time warner essentially now warner media and that includes hbo now hbo is part of the family of companies which is really not exciting phrase it's very corporate phrase yeah at and t family my favorite family according to the new york times john stanky along time at and t executive who now oversees hbo in his new role as chief executive warner media at a meeting with the head of hbo and one hundred fifty or so hbo employees and said changes are coming in the future hbo will substantially increase its subscriber base in the number of hours that viewer spend watching its shows he said we need hours a day not hours a week not hours a month hours a day you're competing with devices that sit in people's hands and captured their attention every fifteen minutes i want more hours of engagement you get more.
"john stanky" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"Calls the decision to revoke paul manafort's bail a tough sentence in an earlier exchange with reporters mr trump's had the special counsels focus on manafort has been unfair i mean i look at some of them where they go back twelve years like manafort has nothing to do with our campaign manafort chaired the campaign over a series of pivotal months in the summer of two thousand sixteen he was let go after reports surfaced of his lobbying for pro russian forces in ukraine it's work that's led to the charges he faces steven portnoy cbs news washington he's the highest ranking presidential campaign official to go to jail since watergate but people from that era say it may be just the start of paul manafort's probably alleged witness tampering that led to a judge revoking his bail also carry serious prison time if he's convicted of it says top watergate prosecute nick ackerman mitch probably more serious in some ways and probably carries it bigger penalty than all the other counts he's charged with which could put more pressure on metaphor to testify against the president as part of a plea deal at ackerman tells knx he's probably got a lot of dirt he was there for most all of the major events that would likely have involved a conspiracy between the russian government and the campaign ackerman says it was similarly stiff penalties that compelled one of the watergate burglars to turn against nixon brian pain knx ten seventy newsradio mantha murielle atta and his girlfriend both pleaded guilty to abusing his fiveyearold son the attacks left the child wheelchair bound with permanent injuries the father sentenced to seventeen years in state prison she received two consecutive life terms the boys now being raised by his grandmother it's three fifty time for your money hbo is getting more cast the incoming head of at and t entertainment division says he expects to boost spending on hbo original programming now that at and t has bought time warner and rebranded it as warner media phone company veteran john stanky will head hbo warner brothers aunt turner broadcasting apple has said the iphone ten was.
"john stanky" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"Fifty the live look at your money with adrienne mitchell like chris hbo is getting some more cash see incoming head of a ts entertainment division says he expects to boost spending on hbo original programming now that at and t has bought time warner and rebranded it as warner media phone company veteran john stanky will head hbo warner brothers and turner broadcasting apple has said the iphone ten was the top seller in the first quarter but analysts say it still sells more of it's cheaper lcd models as consumers balk at paying a thousand dollars the wall street journal reports the trend is expected to continue so the switch to new led screens won't be as quick as expected investors were gobbling up stock in the cheesecake factory the calabasas based restaurant chain saw its market cap zora hundred fifty eight and a half million dollars on the day shares added almost six percent the gains came after rumors that a private equity firm might want to require cheesecake and take it private on wall street concerned about trade sang stunk says president trump announced a list of fifty billion dollars in chinese goods to be targeted for tariffs in china responded the dow down eightyfive points the nasdaq down fourteen in the snp down three we check your money at twenty and fifty after each hour i'm bloomberg's adrienne mitchell cain extent seventy newsradio question many of us might be pondering is there a scientific reason that foods high in carbs and fat tastes so good you'll find out in ninety seconds it's two fifty one some of the radio stations say they give you the news spend a whole lot more of their time giving you their opinions a whole lot of noise not kanaks we give you the stories that.
"john stanky" Discussed on KCBS All News
"The release of a report critical of how james comey and the fbi handle the investigation of hillary clinton's private e mail server kcbs political reporter duck sovereign says bay area democrats hope the report will persuade republicans to back off robert muller and let him conclude his investigation without further interference republicans are howling over the political bias of fbi agents revealed in the inspector general's report and argue that cast doubt over muller's russia probe to white house press secretary sarah sanders reaffirmed their president suspicions about comey's conduct and the political bias among some of the members of the fbi but house minority leader nancy pelosi of san francisco says the inspector general made clear politics was kept out of the fbi's decision this provides no basis for the gop to challenge the legitimacy of the mother investigation and senator dianne feinstein says the lesson the gop should learn his stop forcing muller to tell you what is investigation of president trump's rushing connection is turning up if it was wrong for komeito release information related to the clinton investigation it would be wrong for the fbi and justice department to release information about the muller investigation doug sovereign kcbs police in san francisco have arrested a man they say kicked a small dog to death the suspect was caught on video two weeks ago kicking puppet small dog against a wall in the city south of market neighborhood while puppet's owner looked on helplessly puppet suffered a fractured skull and died the next day someone who saw the video recognized the suspect and called police nncholas cornelius is facing felony animal cruelty charges adrienne mitchell joins us now from the kcbs super micro intel money desk adrian rebecca were on our losses at the day that wall street is still worried about trade tension between the us and china the dow down one hundred four points nasdaq down eleven and the sp down four after china's said tariffs on about thirty four billion dollars worth of us goods will go into effect on july six the first of fifty billion dollars in duties after president trump announced a list of tariffs on fifty billion in chinese goods u s exports of agricultural products seafood and cars are included in this first round hbo is getting more cash the incoming head of at and t entertainment division says he expects to boost hbo's original programming budget now that at and t taking over time warner phone company veteran john stanky will head hbo warner brothers.