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 […]

HBO Max halts European productions as WBD says it is ‘reviewing current proposition’

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) has halted development of local original productions for streaming service HBO Max in the Nordics, Central Europe, the Netherlands and Turkey. The move comes as part of a global strategic review following the WarnerMedia and Discovery merger, and subsequent moves to combine HBO Max and Discovery+ into a single service, with […]

Warner Bros. Discovery hires Silberwasser to head global sports and US portfolio

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) has appointed former Telemundo and TelevisaUnivision exec Luis Silberwasser to its newly formed senior exec structure. Silberwasser becomes chairman & CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery Sports and will lead the company’s US portfolio and its global sports strategy. He reports into WBD CEO, David Zaslav. The exec was most recently president […]

Warner Bros. Discovery announces EMEA leadership team

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) has unveiled its EMEA team, with a raft of country managers appointed to new roles and five senior exec departures. The giant company, which is weeks into its restructuring following the $40bn merger, has named a six-strong set of execs to oversee countries in the region, each responsible for WBD’s combined businesses […]

discovery+ comes to The Roku Channel as Premium Subscription

Warner Bros. Discovery and Roku have announced a partnership to make discovery+ available as a Premium Subscription on The Roku Channel. Initially only available on the Roku platform in the US, users can now subscribe to both the ad-free (US$6.99) and ad-supported (US$4.99) versions of discovery+ directly through The Roku Channel. The streamer currently offers […]

Churn high at HBO, but Warner Bros. Discovery bullish on streaming prospects

Warner Bros. Discovery has shed some light on the newly-merged company’s imminent plans for its streaming business. The company, which completed its US$43 billion merger earlier this month, has already made significant changes to the DTC business, including the appointment of JB Perette to head its streaming efforts and shuttering CNN+ after less than a […]

Warner Bros. Discovery US$43bn merger closes

The newly combined Warner Bros. Discovery has begun trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange today, after the US$43 billion merger of Discovery and AT&T’s WarnerMedia closed on Friday. The closure of the deal brings WarnerMedia’s entertainment, sports and news assets under the same roof as Discovery’s array of factual entertainment offerings to create a US$150 […]

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