How Discovery-WarnerMedia Merger Will Force Hollywood to Get Bigger or Go Home

Is the cable bundle about to morph into the streaming bundle?

It is yet another new day in Hollywood. The streaming era, combined with a pandemic that dramatically condensed plans, has irreversibly shaken the ground under the industry as rivals are becoming bedfellows in a headlong race to achieve scale.

WarnerMedia and Discovery are just the latest to realize they can’t take on Netflix and Disney alone, which itself realized it couldn’t take on Netflix alone when it bought 21st Century Fox two years ago. In this latest deal, WarnerMedia and Discovery have leapfrogged other competitors.

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Tim Baysinger

Tim Baysinger

TV reporter • tim.baysinger@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tim_bays

Umberto Gonzalez

Umberto Gonzalez

Film Reporter ◘umberto@thewrap.com◘Twitter: @elmayimbe