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The roadmap for Warner Bros. Discovery’s future has been laid out, and it starts with combining HBO Max and discovery+ into one streaming service. The new product will launch in the U.S. next summer, and once released, WBD will start to look at opportunities in the AVOD realm. President/CEO David Zaslav has certainly made his mark on the new company, but another person in control is Lu Verne, Iowa’s Michael Steil. Steil has maintained the internet service for the city since 2002, but new FCC Broadband Data Collection guidelines require funding and resources that he doesn’t have.

Warner Bros. Discovery Plans Combined Streamer for 2023
Warner Bros. Discovery has charted a path forward that, if executed, will solidify it as a leader in SVOD, AVOD, linear and theatrical. Read More »
Small Iowa Town Shows the Challenges of FCC Data Collection
If you’re one of the approximately 258 people living in the town of Lu Verne, Iowa, your connection to the internet most likely rests in the hands of 80-year-old Michael Steil. Read More »
Street Split on DISH’s Wireless Future
DISH chalked up another lackluster quarter in its journey to becoming a wireless competitor, and analysts are split on whether it will soon be forced to consider bankruptcy. Read More »
Executive Round Up: How Can Companies Improve Linear TV's Value?
We asked executives across the industry how companies could improve the value linear TV brings. Here’s what they had to say. Read More »
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