Richard Plepler stepped down as CEO of HBO amid a restructuring under AT & T


The executive director of the HBO, Richard Plepler, he announced to his co-workers that will leave the company of his own free will.

Through an e-mail, Plepler informed his colleagues about his decision: "It's hard to think of leaving the company I love and the people I love there, but it's the right time to do it.

"In the previous weeks, I thought a lot about the incredible journey of this company in about 28 years when I was blessed to be here. It is a journey of great pride and achievement, thanks to many of you, and many others before us who have done HBO a cultural and business phenomenon, "he wrote.

It is about the exit of a person with the highest profile since AT & T bought the parent company of HBO, Time Warner, in 2016.

The news was generated after it was reported, according to some versions, that former NBC Entertainment boss Bob Greenblatt was in negotiations with John Stankey, CEO of WarnerMedia about a position where would oversee HBO's direct-to-consumer service, Turner and WarnerMedia.

In 2007, Richard Plepler became co-chair of the HBO with Michael Lombardo, was in which the chain launched multi-award-winning series, such as "Game of Thrones", "True Blood" and "Boardwalk Empire". In 2013 he was appointed CEO of HBO.

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