Warner Bros. Discovery recently made headlines for its decisions regarding HBO Max and the cancellation of films in production, including DC’s “Batgirl,” to secure future tax deductions.
During a chatting segment of Monkeypox On Sunday, HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver decided to take on their new parent company for its recent decisions.
“We left the vaccine unused on a shelf in our stash like an expired Chobani or a $90 million movie on HBO Max,” Oliver said, referring to the “Batgirl” movie.
“By the way, hi, new business dad! Sounds like you’re doing a really good job. I have a vague feeling that you’re burning my network for insurance money, but I’m sure this will all pass .
The CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery’s David Zaslav also played a leading role in undoing CNN’s venture into the streaming wars, unplugging CNN+ less than a month after the service launched.
“On CNN+ there was no message that it was a business decision,” Zaslav told CNBC in May. “We looked at it and we looked at the data, the number of users, they had spent a huge amount of money trying to sell an independent product.
“The subscribers weren’t there, the users weren’t there. We watched it together. We had the opportunity to look at all the data and when we looked at the data it was that the company was not there. »