Just like Discovery, Inc. the day before, WarnerMedia came to its 2021 virtual Upfront event with an array of linear programming services and a mega-content venture -- HBO Max -- to showcase to the hilt. And just like Discovery CEO David Zaslav, WarnerMedia chief executive officer Jason Kilar (pictured below) taped timely remarks in light of the upcoming marriage of the two companies. If Kilar has any intention of exiting WarnerMedia before this merger takes effect next year, as suggested by numerous consumer press outlets a few hours after the two organizations announced the deal Monday morning, he didn't offer a clue on-camera. "We are a powerful collection of brands … all under one banner," Kilar exclaimed. "For the moment, it's still business as usual."
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