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 […]

JB Perrette to head global streaming business as Warner Bros. Discovery unveils leadership

Warner Bros. Discovery has unveiled its leadership team under CEO David Zaslav, with JB Perrette and Kathleen Finch among those taking key roles. The team, unveiled days after a slew of senior execs from WarnerMedia, will see Perrette – the ex-president & CEO of Discovery Streaming & International – taking charge of Warner Bros Discovery Global […]

Six more WarnerMedia execs to depart ahead of Discovery merger

The exodus of WarnerMedia executives continues, with the company confirming that six more execs are to depart ahead of its merger with Discovery. The latest confirmed departures include Jim Meza, EVP general counsel; CFO Jennifer Biry; EVP chief human resources officer Jim Cummings; EVP chief revenue officer Tony Goncalves; EVP communications and chief inclusion officer […]

Discovery launches ‘Home of Cycling’ push

2022 is set to be Discovery’s biggest year for cycling coverage to date, the company has said. The broadcaster will produce more than 600 individual broadcasts including over 1,200 live hours of cycling for coverage in 65 markets on Eurosport and discovery+, and 208 territories via GCN+. Part of this cycling push will also be […]

HBO Max and discovery+ to merge into one platform, Discovery exec confirms

Discovery will merge streaming services HBO Max and discovery+ after it completes its acquisition of WarnerMedia, the company has said.  The US$43 billion deal, announced in mid-2021, was ratified on March 11 by Discovery shareholders and is set to close in early 2022. While there had been much speculation on whether the company would continue […]

AT&T to move on from entertainment after Warner sale

US telco AT&T looks set to exit the entertainment business after the completion of its sale of WarnerMedia to Discovery.  The deal, which was approved by Discovery shareholders last week, will see Discovery merge with WarnerMedia to create Warner Bros. Discovery. The new company will house a content library of nearly 200,000 hours of programming, […]

Discovery agrees boxing rights deal with Probellum

Discovery Sports has announced an international rights deal with newly formed boxing promotion Probellum. The multi-fight deal will see Discovery carry Probellum events across Europe and the Indian subcontinent, covering 62 markets and territories in total. Coverage will start with this week’s ‘Probellum Evolution’ shows, held in Dubai. The events will be broadcast across Eurosport’s […]