Tony Goncalves
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Tony
Goncalves

Goncalves’ career rode the rising tide of the streaming business. In 2018, AT&T appointed him CEO of Otter Media, its joint venture with The Chernin Group (TCG). AT&T subsequently bought out TCG’s share, then gave him oversight of streaming service HBO Max, which launched in the wake of the pandemic and sat side by side with theaters as WarnerMedia’s primary movie distribution outlet. In August 2020, AT&T restructured its leadership once again, naming Goncalves EVP and chief revenue officer of WarnerMedia, with a purview that included U.S. advertising sales, networks and HBO Max distribution along with Otter Media. As AT&T prepared to spin off Warner­Media into a joint venture with Discovery, it sold off Otter holdings including anime streamer Crunchyroll, which went to Sony in August. Then in 2022, Goncalves was one of multiple executives who exited upon completion of the Warner Bros. Discovery merger.

Career

  • WarnerMedia
  • Otter Media
  • AT&T

Education

  • Iona College (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree
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Otter CEO Tony Goncalves on AT&T's Bid to Build Billion-Dollar Digital Media Brands

Otter CEO Tony Goncalves on AT&T's Bid to Build Billion-Dollar Digital Media Brands

AT&T isn't the slow-moving dinosaur that people might imagine, said Tony Goncalves, CEO of Otter Media, the digital-media holding company that's now fully owned by the telco.The telco realized about five years ago it needed to move to invest in the content that was flowing across its pipes, a strategy dramatically realized with AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner, Goncalves said, speaking at Variety's Entertainment and Technology Summit in L.A.With Otter Media, AT&T is looking to "build brands that stand the test of...

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