Recode Media
Recode Media
May 26, 2020
HBO Max is here!
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Chairman of WarnerMedia and head of HBO Max, Bob Greenblatt, sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to discuss this weeks big launch and what differentiates HBO Max from the field.

Featuring: Bob Greenblatt, Chairman of WarnerMedia

Host: Peter Kafka (@pkafka), Senior Editor at Recode

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