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'One Warner Bros. Discovery Mindset'

'One Warner Bros. Discovery Mindset'

WBD's Gerhard Zeiler on 'Black Adam', CNN's global future, Casey Bloys' big comment and '100% belief' in theatrical
Warner Bros. Discovery International President Gerhard Zeiler (credit: Warner Bros. Discovery)

Today’s edition is the second of four in our “What the World Watches” audio series from Singapore’s APOS conference for paid subscribers only. Our regular format resumes later this week.


In May, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav referred to his company as “the largest international business” in media. In charge of that broad operation is Gerhard Zeiler, Warner Bros. Discovery International President (he also held that role at the former WarnerMedia). The Wakeup’s Sean McNulty sat down with Zeiler in Singapore at the recent APOS conference. Among the highlights:

  • A reassertion of the company’s fervent belief in the exclusive theatrical window (01:36)

  • What’s going on inside the company (with nods to colleagues JB Perrette, Casey Bloys, Mike De Luca and Pam Abdy)

  • How the combined HBO Max-Discovery streamer will roll out (07:14)

  • The future of CNN around the globe (16:58)

  • WBD’s international sports plays (11:51)

  • The plan for international ad tiers and additional geographic expansion (19:32)

A transcript of this conversation is available to paid subscribers.

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