‘Friends’ tops HBO Max viewing, says WarnerMedia

Iconic sitcom Friends is the most-watched title on WarnerMedia’s recently launched streaming service HBO Max, the company has said. The show, which was seized back by Warner after becoming a mainstay on Netflix, was the number one performing title on the platform, followed by the Anna Kendrick-starring original Love Life. (Kendrick actually has the unusual […]

Over 70% of HBO Now users have switched to HBO Max with Joker top streamed movie

The majority of HBO Now users have already switched over to HBO Max, a new report has found. AT&T’s big play in the streaming space, HBO Max, launched at the end of May. The majority of users of the service’s more limited predecessor HBO Now were given free upgrades to the new service, and a […]

WarnerMedia hires Larcher to oversee HBO Max international rollout, names HBO Europe chief

WarnerMedia has appointed Johannes Larcher, MD of Middle East streamer Shahid, to oversee the international roll-out of its HBO Max service. Separately, WarnerMedia has also named Christina Sulebakk as the new head of HBO Europe. Larcher will become head of HBO Max International from August with responsibility for the global roll-out and management of the […]

Digital TV Europe launches TV Watch podcast – listen here

We are very excited to announce the launch of TV Watch, a new podcast from Digital TV Europe. Hosted by Digital TV Europe deputy editor Jonathan Easton, TV Watch is a new podcast looking at the biggest news and trends in the worlds of broadcasting, streaming and everything else to do with the TV industry […]

Looney Toons beats out Game of Thrones as most popular show on HBO Max after one week

Despite being arguably the most talked-about TV series of the past decade, HBO’s hit Game of Thrones was not the most streamed show on WarnerMedia’s new streaming service in its first week. According to audience research firm Parrot Analytics, the title of most-watched show on HBO Max after week one goes to Looney Toons Cartoons […]

HBO Max exempt from AT&T data caps, operator confirms

AT&T has made its HBO Max SVOD exempt from its data caps while rival streaming services like Disney+ and Netflix are not, raising questions about net neutrality in the US. In an interview with The Verge, Tony Goncalves – the CEO of Otter Media, the AT&T-owned company whose tech is what HBO Max is built […]

WarnerMedia appoints former Hulu CTO Richard Tom as chief technology officer

Hot off the heels of the launch of its HBO Max streaming service, WarnerMedia has announced the appointment of former Hulu CTO Richard Tom as its chief technology officer. Reporting to Jason Kilar, CEO of WarnerMedia, Tom will lead the company’s technology and operations organisation including technology strategy, platform development and operations as well as […]

Analysts slam ‘chaotic’ HBO Max launch

HBO Max’s recent roll-out has been handed a dour assessment by two leading US analysts, as the WarnerMedia streamer revealed a new binge-friendly schedule for one of its originals and the acquisition of Young Sheldon. The streamer was launched in the US last week with an array of originals such as scripted comedy Love Life, feature documentary On The Record and […]

Amazon and WarnerMedia spar over distribution fall out

Amazon has hit out at HBO Max after the two companies failed to strike a deal enabling the recently launched streamer to be available via the retail giant’s Prime Video Channels service. HBO Max was rolled out in the US on Wednesday  offering more than 10,000 hours of content from WarnerMedia-owned brands including Game Of […]

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