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Former HBO Max president Jason Press resurfaces at AT&T

Jason Press, the executive in charge of HBO Max's development and global rollout, appears in an undated photograph.
Jason Press, the executive in charge of HBO Max’s development and global rollout, appears in an undated photograph. (Photo: Jason Press via LinkedIn, Graphic by The Desk)

A former WarnerMedia executive who was in charge of development at HBO Max has re-surfaced at AT&T in the role of a top digital executive, The Desk has learned.

Jason Press spent several years at AT&T’s WarnerMedia subsidiary after the telecom acquired You.i TV, the technology platform that eventually powered AT&T’s premium streaming service HBO Max. Earlier this year, AT&T spun WarnerMedia off into a separate company, which merged with Discovery; Press left Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) amid a wave of executive resignations shortly after the merger was finalized.

Now, Press has re-surfaced at AT&T, where he has been hired as the telecom’s chief digital officer. That position was vacated earlier this summer by Bala Subramanian, who left AT&T for UPS.

Neither Press nor AT&T have formally announced his hiring as of Monday, but according to information learned by The Desk, Press was hired by AT&T in August and started around the same time.

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Matthew Keys is the publisher of The Desk and reports on the business and policy matters involving the broadcast television, streaming video and radio industries. He previously worked for Thomson Reuters, Disney-ABC, Tribune Broadcasting and McNaughton Newspapers. Matthew is based in Northern California, has won numerous awards in the field of journalism, and is a member of IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors).