AT&T Boss Delusional AT&T Did Not Make HBO Max A Success

You would think that nobody had ever heard about HBO before AT&T scooped it up. I’m sorry AT&T but HBO it’s not exactly a start-up from the digital age. Sure HBO Max may have been a “brand new service” but it was built on top of a decades-old brand. Make that decades-old brands. TNT, TBS, and Turner’s Classics. That piece of the HBO Max catalog is almost 100 years old. So to pretend like simply advertising a service that was already millions of subscribers strong far before the company even got involved with it somehow made it in success it’s frankly laughable. Just think. Nobody would have ever heard of Gone with the Wind or The Wizard of Oz if it were not for John Stankey. – Ryan Downey, The Streaming Advisor »