Warner Bros. Discovery CEO insists company is not courting sale

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) CEO David Zaslav has denied that the newly merged company is for sale, amid recent cost-cutting measures and mass staff layoffs. WBD has been undergoing extensive restructuring since Discovery completed its $43bn merger with WarnerMedia in April, since when the media giant has been seeking to make $3bn in savings. Its share price […]

Disney+ names Alisa Bowen as president ahead of ad tier launch

Disney+ has named Alisa Bowen as its new president, following a three-year stint overseeing global streaming operations for the Mouse House. She will work with Disney+ execs around the world to expand the reach of the service, which is launching an ad-supported offering in early December. Her remit includes working to support the streamer across Disney’s operations […]

Apple set to launch classical music streaming app

Apple is reportedly on the verge of launching its next subscription service – a standalone classical music streaming app. According to MacRumors, Apple Music Classical will be a standalone music app that will be available alongside the Apple Music App.   The report points to a Tweet which shows backend code referring to the Classical streaming […]

Warner Bros. Discovery international boss sees end in sight for Sky tie-up

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD)’s international chief Gerhard Zeiler has admitted the company will at some point end its output deal with Sky, while talking up the importance of local programming and investing in its UK production capability. WBD’s rich output deal across Europe, which hands Sky access to hits such as Succession and Game Of Throne’s spin-off House Of […]

STARZPLAY rebrands as LIONSGATE+ in 35 markets

Lionsgate-owned STARZ has announced a full rebrand of streamer STARZPLAY to LIONSGATE+. The streamer will roll out its new identity in 35 countries on September 29, excluding the US and Canada where it will remain as STARZ. Brand names for STARZPLAY ARABIA along with South and Southeast Asia’s LIONSGATE PLAY will also remain in place.  […]

NBCUniversal to bring Hayu to Central and Eastern Europe

NBCUniversal International’s reality content streamer Hayu has announced plans to expand into Central and Eastern Europe later this year. The platform, which houses shows such as The Real Housewives, Below Deck and Million Dollar Listing, will launch across the region in Q4 with over 300 shows and over 9,000 episodes of top reality TV content. […]

Netflix settles Bridgerton musical lawsuit

Netflix has settled its lawsuit with the creators of a musical based on its hit series Bridgerton. The streaming leader launched legal action against Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear in August after they took their trending social media idea for a Bridgerton musical to the stage at a sold-out Kennedy Center in Washington DC. The […]

Brits set £20 limit on streaming spend

A new report has found that streaming is dominating the UK TV landscape, but that Brits have a hard cap when it comes to paying for SVOD services. According to The Trade Desk, 73% of Brits are now streaming video content, with 84% of 18-34-year-olds favouring streaming over traditional TV. The report also notes that […]

Warner Bros. Discovery’s Norway chief Espen Skoland steps down

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD)’s Norwegian chief, Espen Skoland, is stepping down following the recent reorganisation in the Nordics. Skoland, who oversaw Discovery’s operations in Norway prior to the merger with WarnerMedia, had a remit across channels such as TVNorge, as well as leading on communications in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He told Norwegian trade magazine Kampanje, which […]

Senior Warner Bros. Discovery exec Marc Graboff to exit at year end

Marc Graboff is stepping down from his role as president of global business and legal affairs at Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD), after almost eight years at the company. Graboff, who joined pre-merger Discovery in 2015, served as a senior member of CEO David Zaslav’s executive team and will exit the firm at the end of […]

1 2 3 397