WarnerMedia has a new CEO: Jason Kilar, a longtime media executive who co-founded Hulu.
“Jason is a dynamic executive with the right skill set to lead WarnerMedia into the future. His experience in media and entertainment, direct-to-consumer video streaming and advertising is the perfect fit for WarnerMedia, and I am excited to have him lead the next chapter of WarnerMedia’s storied success,” said John Stankey, AT&T's president and chief operating officer.
Stankey currently is the CEO of WarnerMedia, but Kilar will take over May 1.
Kilar's appointment comes weeks before WarnerMedia's launch of HBO Max.
HBO Max is due to launch in May, and will offer a broad catalog of wholly-owned and licensed content for $15 per month.