‘Game of Thrones' Has Been a Boon for AT&T and HBO. What Comes Next?

Game of Thrones viewers lit up social media Sunday evening as the final season inched even closer to an end, once again raising the question: What does HBO parent company AT&T have up its sleeve for viewers next?HBO, recently taken over by the Dallas-based telecom giant, has brought in billions and generated numerous Emmy awards. The season premiere of Game of Thrones generated a whopping 17.4 million viewers – an 8.1% increase from the previous season.With plans to roll out a new streaming service later in the year, AT&T has expected HBO to be a big part of its content offering.Though as the company looks to its next chapter of streaming hits, it's tough to see what could rival the behemoth that is Game of Thrones. However a recent conversation between AT&T's John Stankey, who oversees HBO, sheds some light on what viewers can expect.  Continue reading...

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