HBO Max EMEA content chief Root to leave

HBO Max EMEA content chief Antony Root is to step down from his role at Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) at the end of March, after more than a decade with the company. Root took on his current EVP & head of original production position in 2021, having joined HBO in 2011 to lead original programming […]

Warner Bros. Discovery to launch ‘Warner Pass’ streaming offering with Amazon in France

Warner Bros. Discovery has teamed up with Amazon Prime Video to  launch a new offer bringing together a collection of Warner Bros. Discovery’s programming in France. The Warner Pass will be available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video Channels in France will offer viewers access to all of HBO and 12 channels including Warner TV, Eurosport, Discovery […]

Canal+ France drops Warner TV channel in carriage dispute

French pay TV platform Canal+ has dropped Warner Bros Discovery channel Warner TV from its line up as the result of a carriage dispute between the two. In a statement, the US studio said: “We regret that Warner TV is no longer available on Canal+ and MyCanal due to the lack of an agreement between […]

SkyShowtime acquires raft of HBO Max shows

SkyShowtime, the recently launched Comcast and Paramount joint-streamer, has acquired 21 former HBO Max European originals in a deal with Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD). The service has picked up exclusive European rights to 168 episodes – more than 150 hours in total – of both new, unaired shows and programming that previously premiered on HBO […]

Netflix’s new ad tier starts slowly in the US

Data from US research firm Antenna suggests that Netflix has made a slow start with its new ad-funded tier, the snappily-titled Netflix ‘Basic With Ads’. According to Antenna, which released its finding over the festive holidays, only 9% of US sign-ups in November were to Basic with Ads, making it the least popular of four […]

Content write-offs add another billion dollars to WBD restructuring costs

Warner Bros. Discovery has significantly increased its estimates on how much the company’s current pivot to streaming is going to cost. With the US TV sector gripped by a series of high profile show cancellations, WBD made an SEC Filing in which it said total pre-tax restructuring charges would now be in the range of […]

Danish paid streaming subs pass four million milestone

Danish households’ appetite for video streaming continues to grow. The number of paid streaming video subscriptions in Denmark now exceeds four million, with more than half a million new subscriptions added in the past 12 months, according to Swedish research outfit Mediavision. According to Mediavision’s latest analysis of the Danish TV and streaming market, household […]

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 […]

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 […]

Casey Bloys upped to chairman and CEO of HBO and HBO Max at WBD

Casey Bloys has been named chairman and CEO of HBO and HBO Max. Bloys, who had been serving as chief content officer for the brands, will report directly to Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) president and CEO David Zaslav. His new title bringing him in line with other brand leaders that hold chairman and CEO titles, […]

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