Eurosport and discovery+ to host coverage of World Athletics Championships

Warner Bros. Discovery-owned Eurosport and streaming service discovery+ will broadcast the World Athletics Championships 2023, taking place on August 19-27 in Budapest, ahead of its coverage of the Paris Olympics 2024. Eurosport 1 will broadcast 68 hours of live coverage of the championships, with live streaming on discovery+ and the Eurosport app. Sport presenter Radzi […]

Warner Bros. Discovery appoints Rebecca Rørmark head of streaming marketing for EMEA

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) has promoted marketing exec Rebecca Rørmark in the newly created role of head of streaming marketing for Europe, Middle East and Africa. In the role, Rørmark who is currently based in Oslo will report WBD’s global chief marketing officer, Patrizio Spagnoletto for direct-to-consumer. She starts the role ahead of the launch of […]

UK’s Sky to offer Discovery+ streaming service for free

UK platform operator Sky TV has made streaming service Discovery+ available to its subscribers at no extra charge. Starting immediately, Sky Q, Sky Glass and Sky Stream customers can sign up to the service, saving £6.99/€6.99 a month. The switch will give Sky customers free access to a range of factual shows and live sports events. […]

WBD streaming platform to be named Max, according to reports

US business news channel CNBC is reporting that Warner Bros. Discovery plans to name its new combined streaming platform Max. Due to launch in Spring 2023, the enlarged subscription-based service will combine all content from the recently-merged businesses, including HBO, Discovery, DC Comics, Warner Bros movies and more. Citing anonymous sources, CNBC makes it sound […]

DirecTV offers discounted Discovery+ to its subscribers

Warner Bros. Discovery-backed streaming platform Discovery+ is being made available to DirecTV and DirecTV STREAM customers in the US, effective immediately. DirecTV customer will be able to access 70,000+ episodes of content via the factual-focused streamer – with the benefit of a $2 monthly discount. “At Discovery+, we know our audiences look for our content […]

WarnerBros Discovery unveils extensive Winter Sports line-up

While Warner Bros Discovery works away behind the scenes to establish the ultimate shape of its global streaming offering, it’s clear that broad-based sports coverage is still front of mind. This week, the company unveiled a slate of winter sports content that it claims is unsurpassed by any of its PayTV or streaming rivals. “With […]

Warner Bros. Discovery rejigs leadership in Germany

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) has unveiled its new-look team in Germany, with veteran exec Alberto Horta among those to depart. Horta had been VP of commercial development at WBD and led distribution, advertising and digital operations, as well as managing Germany’s Tele 5 channel. He had been with Discovery for 15 years, initially working for […]

Warner Bros. Discovery to launch combined streamer next year

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) has set a summer 2023 launch for its combined DTC streamer, shared plans to “double down” on HBO and revealed a 10-year plan for the DC superhero brand, in its first post-merger earnings call. The company posted US$9.8bn revenues in its Q2 financial results yesterday, with shares dropping by up to […]

Tax write-offs, disappearing content and mass redundancies: HBO Max set for radical change

Warner Bros. Discovery-owned streaming service HBO Max appears to be on the verge of a self-inflicted collapse. The future of the streamer became increasingly uncertain this week, when it was revealed that WBD execs had shelved the US$90 million-budget Batgirl movie despite it being in post production. Multiple sources confirmed that the film had become […]

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