Sky’s Strong ‘optimistic’ on HBO deal, pushes back on German sale rumours

Sky CEO Dana Strong has said she is “optimistic” of extending the HBO overall deal with Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD), which provides the pay TV operator with much of its most watched programming. The current deal – providing shows such as White Lotus and Succession to Sky – was struck in 2019 with Warner Media, which merged with Discovery […]

Warner Bros. Discovery reportedly looking to launch sports hub on Max

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) plans to launch a sport tier on its streaming service Max, which will debut with coverage of the Major League Baseball (MBL) playoffs, according to a report on CNBC. The company will broadcast games from leading US sport franchises including the MLB, National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Hockey League (NHL). […]

Netflix begins streaming HBO shows under new licensing deal

Netflix has begun streaming HBO show Insecure as part of a new licensing deal with Warner Bros. Discovery that will see a range of HBO shows distributed by the rival streamer. Netflix will reportedly also stream HBO shows Ballers, Band of Brothers, The Pacific and Six Feet Under via the deal. The shows will be […]

Warner Bros. Discovery launches Max streaming service

Warner Bros. Discovery has launched its enhanced streaming platform Max replacing HBO Max, today (May 23).  Max will introduce a new Ultimate Ad-Free tier that will offer four concurrent streams, up to 100 offline downloads and nearly eight times more films and episodes of 4K UHD content than HBO Max for $19.99 per month or […]

Warner Bros. Discovery unveils new streamer Max, with pricing costs

Warner Bros. Discovery at a live-streamed press event based in LA announced the launch of its new streaming service Max which will replace its current streamer HBO Max.  The enhanced streaming service debuts in the US on May 23 designed to increase engagement across all content on the platform.  President & CEO, global streaming & […]

Series Mania: HBO and Warner Bros. Discovery working together as ‘one team’

HBO’s CEO Casey Bloys described its partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery as “very coordinated” as the pair tackle “programming investment across the globe as one team”. At a keynote session in Series Mania located in Lille, Bloys briefly touched on the media groups’ working relationship following the merger last year. The HBO boss explained that […]

Sky drops episode one of The Last of Us on YouTube for free

HBO’s critically-acclaimed scripted series The Last of Us has been one of the early breakout hits of 2023. To capitalise on its popularity, the show’s UK broadcaster Sky is showing the first episode for free on the Sky TV YouTube channel. A post-apocalyptic drama based on a popular Sony Playstation game, the first episode of […]

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 […]

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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