Reporting on AT&T’s first-quarter results, CEO John Stankey has revealed that WarnerMedia’s HBO and HBO Max streaming service combined has risen to 44.2 million subscribers domestically and 63.9 million worldwide.
That’s up from 41.5 million domestically and under 61 million worldwide at the end of 2020, with the release of tentpole movies like “Tom & Jerry” and “Godzilla vs. Kong” playing a part in its success.
AT&T did not reveal the specific number of subscribers for its HBO Max streaming platform. WarnerMedia overall saw its Q1 revenues up 9.8% to $8.5 billion with subscription revenues at $3.8 billion – up 12.6% from this time last year.
The company remains on track to launch an ad-supported version of the service in June and plans to make HBO Max available in 60 markets outside the United States this year.