Eric Kessler's Exit From HBO Raises Questions

Your next video will start in

Recommended Videos

  • Info

  • Comments


Oct. 4 (Bloomberg) -- HBO Chief Operating Officer Eric Kessler, a 27-year veteran of the Time Warner cable network, is leaving after less than a year in the role. Jon Erlichman has more on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)


Any sunday night at cory's house watching hbo, i'm in.

The story of eric kessler's departure has raised several questions.

This is someone who has been with the company for more than 25 years.

You mentioned language in the memo sent out about the fact that maybe they don't need someone technically in this position which they had created for less than one year.

There is a high-profile empty job right now.

Not empty, it's being served on an interim basis.

The only reason i mention that is, eric kessler played a big role recently in hbo's digital strategy.

One thing that is been very successful for hbo in recent months is this rollout of hbo go, which allows people who are already subscribing to hbo through the cable package to access it on other mobile devices.

More recently they got it onto apple tv.

This has been a real check mark for the company.

The immediate question is, if this is not an internal battle, why the departure?

Maybe there are a few more chapters on this one, and we will see how that part plays out.


It seems that hbo has been defending its business model, given the positive press surrounding netflix.

Netflix, right around the corner from reporting its quarterly results, fresh off its emmy win for "house of cards." the cfo at netflix recently suggested that hbo would have more subscribers if their business looked a little bit more like netflix.

These are companies that have relatively similar subscriber bases in the u.s. right now.

Hbo within the pay wall.

The story continues to play out.

Jon erlichman, thank you very much.

Sunday night, come on over.

It might be football this weekend.

Apple's's iphone 5c has only

This text has been automatically generated. It may not be 100% accurate.


BTV Channel Finder


ZIP is required for U.S. locations

Bloomberg Television in   change