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“I Am Moving Right Into The Warner Bros. Lot, I Want To Be Where The Content Is Made” – Discovery CEO David Zaslav

Discovery CEO David Zaslav said WarnerMedia’s content machine plus his company’s global reach will more than secure the merged ops a place at the Netflix and Disney+ winners table. At a media conference Tuesday, he gave multiple shout-outs to Casey Bloys, HBO’s hit The Mare of Easttown, CNN/Jeff Zucker, theatrical releases and an advertising-light streaming strategy.
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Discovery Must Earn “Trust and Respect” of WarnerMedia Team, David Zaslav Says

The Discovery CEO also called an ad-supported streaming approach “a window to a lot more money" at an investor conference on Tuesday. The combination of Discovery and AT&T’s WarnerMedia, which on May 17 unveiled a mega-deal to merge, will be “magic,” but “we are going to have to earn the trust and respect of the full Warner team,” Discovery CEO David Zaslav told an investor conference on Tuesday.
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Discovery Chief David Zaslav Gets $190 Million in Stock Options After Pulling Off WarnerMedia Deal

It pays to pull off a massive media merger. Discovery chief David Zaslav is certainly being handsomely rewarded for his role in pulling off the merger agreement between his company and WarnerMedia. A day before AT&T announced it was spinning off WarnerMedia and combining it with Discovery, Zaslav received 14.8 million stock options on Sunday as part of a contract extension, which the Wall Street Journal reports are worth $190 million. That value could change, of course, over the course of their eight-year term, particularly if the pact with WarnerMedia fails to bear fruit. Because of the way that options work the total amount could be substantially lower or higher depending on where the stock lands when the awards vest. Moreover, the stock needs to hit certain proscribed levels by a specific date in order for Zaslav to get the difference between the stock price and the equity value when it is exercisable.
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Discovery Awarded CEO David Zaslav Stock Options Valued At $190 Million As Part Of Extended Contract, WarnerMedia Deal

Discovery awarded CEO David Zaslav nearly 14.8 million stock options on Sunday, the day before the company unveiled plans to merge with AT&T’s WarnerMedia. That’s sure to be the biggest chunk of Zaslav’s executive pay under a contract extension through 2027 that was announced Tuesday but without any financial details. Those should be forthcoming in a subsequent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.