Richard Plepler Steps Down As HBO Chief Amid AT&T Restructuring

Richard Plepler Steps Down As HBO Chief Amid AT&T Restructuring

Richard Plepler, HBO chairman and chief, who held the role of CEO since 2013 and is been at the firm for 27 Years, is resigning in middle of a broader restructuring at AT&T (the parent company), as per media reports.

Plepler, who began in 1992 at Time Warner, is a notable industry veteran who has had a hand in biggest successes of HBO. He approved Game of Thrones, amongst other hit shows, and assisted HBO establish both its direct-to-consumer HBO Now alternative and its HBO Go streaming platform. He is majorly credited with assisting the network both sustain its esteem television quality while regulating its plan toward the streaming service that has given rise to Amazon, Netflix, and other rivals.

Still apparently HBO was not modifying sufficiently fast. The shakeup is reportedly fraction of a new plan from WarnerMedia, the group that controls HBO and was a primary part of the assets that AT&T brought in its amalgamation with Time Warner in 2018.

On a related note, a top official of Facebook who spearheaded in India its Express Wi-Fi program earlier stepped back from the social networking behemoth. Sources well known with the issue claimed that Munish Seth has resigned from the post connectivity solutions’ regional head for APAC since he wishes to follow chances outside. He worked with Facebook for around 3 Years.

Seth could not be reached for an interview. A query conveyed to the social media giant did not draw out an answer for the media. Seth is now executing the notice period. Previously, Seth had headed India operations for Alcatel-Lucent’s. Alcatel-Lucent is the French telecom gear manufacturer. He had also worked for Asia Pacific as the chief technology officer at Alcatel-Lucent, which is now a fraction of Nokia. Express Wi-Fi is fraction of global initiative of Facebook to distribute connectivity of Internet.

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