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AT&T Has Global Ambitions for Streaming Service

AT&T would eventually like to offer its forthcoming WarnerMedia streaming service globally, CEO Randall Stephenson told attendees of the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference on Tuesday. But it’s complicated given that WarnerMedia already has exclusive programming deals with different distributors abroad, such as HBO’s deal with Sky, he noted.

Perhaps this is where a partnership with Comcast could come in. As The Information first reported, WarnerMedia and Comcast’s NBCU division have had talks about how they could partner, including through content licensing deals for WarnerMedia’s streaming service. It’s possible the two companies could work out a deal whereby WarnerMedia’s streaming service could be offered through Sky’s own direct-to-consumer offering.

Such an agreement could help both companies in their battle for viewers against the likes of Netflix.

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