Weekend Wrap Up: WarnerMedia/Discovery Merger Update, Peacock’s Subscriber Numbers & More

This week, we got a better look at Peacock’s subscriber numbers and AT&T’s plans for the merger between WarnerMedia and Discovery. Meanwhile, Disney has been preparing to bring Disney+ to 42 more countries around the world.

Here’s what happened in the world of cord cutting this week.

Breaking News

Here are some of the top streaming stories from the past week

We Finally Got a Better Look at Peacock’s Subscriber Numbers

Since launching last summer, we’ve only gotten a general look at Peacock’s subscriber numbers. The total number of subs reached 24.5 million in Q4 2021, but this time, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts broke down that number, sharing that Peacock’s premium paid tier has 9 million subscribers, while 7 million are subscribed through a bundle with Comcast or another pay TV distributor.

See More From the Earnings Report Here

Disney Continues to Take Over the World

Disney is continuing the global expansion of its streaming service by launching in 42 new countries and 11 territories this summer. Details on launch dates, pricing, and what content will be available in each location haven’t yet been released.

Check Out Where Disney+ is Launching Next Here

Industry Report

What’s the latest on the industry?

The FCC Wants Transparency in Internet Plan Shopping

A new FCC ruling will give customers more details on internet plans before buying. By disclosing things like speed, data caps, and introductory pricing vs. long term pricing, the new ruling will make it easier for consumers to know at a glance what to expect from their broadband contract to eliminate surprises and hidden fees later on.

Read More About the Service ‘Nutrition Labels’ Here

WarnerMedia & Discovery Move Up Their Merger

After announcing a “definitive agreement” in May 2021, AT&T and Discovery are now expected to finalize their deal in Q2. While the companies are getting pushback, AT&T’s John Stankey sounded confident that the deal will go through.

See What AT&T’s CEO Said About the Plans Here

Deal Alert

Save some cash with these current and upcoming deals.

This week, we found deals on some of CCN readers’ favorite streaming devices, including the Fire TV Stick, TiVo Stream 4K, and Roku Ultra, along with deals on NBA League Pass and Sony Smart TVs.

Get the Best Deals of the Week Here