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Sky in five-year output deal with HBO

Comcast-backed pay TV operator Sky has secured a five-year extension to its output deal with HBO and is set to co-produce on series being created for WarnerMedia’s forthcoming streamer HBO Max, our sister title TBI has learned. The extension to the output deal, which has previously delivered Sky with HBO hits such as Game Of Thrones, Watchmen and True […]

HBO Max to expand to Latin America

HBO Max is set to expand into Latin America after the streamer’s parent AT&T-owned WarnerMedia agreed a deal to take full control of HBO Ole Partners. WarnerMedia will acquire Ole’s minority stake in HBO Ole Partners, the joint venture set up in 1991 between WarnerMedia and Ole Communications, which will hand it 100% ownership of […]

Former HBO exec Carlin joins consultant Magid as EVP of global media and entertainment

Scott Carlin, the former HBO president of domestic television distribution, has been appointed as the executive VP of global media and entertainment for consultant Magid.  Magid is a business strategy company, founded in 1957 and operating in over 40 countries. Along with several other industries, it serves customers in the media and entertainment industries, and […]

Warnermedia has ‘no plan to do anything but keep HBO intact’, says Greenblatt

Warnermedia does not plan to compromise HBO by dramatically expanding the range of programming associated with brand, but it does plan to up its volume of shows and have HBO sit alongside a much broader range of content as part of the forthcoming HBO Max direct-to-consumer offering, according to Warnermedia chairman Robert Greenblatt. Accepting an […]

Elliott invests US$3.2bn in AT&T, slams DirecTV investment and WarnerMedia strategy

Activist investor Elliott Management’s funds have invested US$3.2 billion in AT&T and called for a radical overhaul of the US telco in the interests of “value creation”, including a potential sale of DirecTV. Elliott currently said that the US telco was underperforming the S&P 500 index by over 100 percentage points at a time when […]

Vodafone España bundles HBO, Amazon and Netflix in single offering

Vodafone España has launched a new bundle that includes the three main international streaming offerings available in the country – HBO España, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix – in a single offering for €74.99 a month. The offering is available to new customers for a year and to current customer who sign up before the […]

HBO bites back against the algorithm with ‘Recommended by Humans’

HBO has launched ‘Recommended by Humans’, a “human-powered show recommendation tool”. The standalone website features 50 free HBO episodes, movies and documentaries – all complemented by video suggestions and fan tweets. Users can scroll through the site and read micro-reviews of the network’s critically acclaimed shows such as Westworld, The Sopranos and Chernobyl. A release […]

Long-serving HBO comms boss heads for exit

One of the primary engineers of the HBO brand, communications boss Quentin Schaffer, is the latest to leave the channel in a series of exec departures. Schaffer, EVP of corporate communications, is leaving HBO next month after 39 years with the WarnerMedia-owned brand. His exit comes just days after details emerged of a creative struggle […]

HBO Go launches in Vietnam

HBO Asia has launched the streaming service’s multiscreen OTT TV offering HBO Go in Vietnam. HBO Asia, its Vietnam agent Q.net and their platform partner FPT Play unveiled the launch at a press conference in Ho Chi Minh City. HBO Go is now available on the FPT Play app. HBO Go Asia offers series, movies and documentaries from the US and Asia, […]

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