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Parrot Analytics: Game of Thrones premiere breaks record

Global demand for the series on the day of Game of Thrones’ eighth season premiere exceeded the global premiere demand of every other TV series, including Game of Thrones’ own global season seven premiere day demand, for any season across all platforms and markets under measurement, according to Parrot Analytics. Parrot Analytics partnered with Guinness World Records  to chart […]

Launch of HBO’s Game Of Thrones season 8 triggers global piracy frenzy

The scale of the global content piracy problem was again underlined this week with the news that the first episode of the new season of Game Of Thrones was pirated almost 55 million times in the first 24 hours after launch, according to analytics firm Muso. By comparison, the show attracted 17.4 million viewers via […]

WarnerMedia chief slams report of potential HBO Europe sale

WarnerMedia has emphatically denied a story published by the Financial Times that its new owner AT&T was mulling a sale of HBO Europe in a bid to reduce its US$170 million debt following the US telco’s acquisition of Time Warner. “We normally do not comment on speculation, but when a news outlet is advised that […]

WarnerMedia revamps leadership team ahead of streaming launch

WarnerMedia has reorganised its leadership team and has named Robert Greenblatt, formerly chairman of NBC Entertainment, as chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment and direct-to-consumer, following completion of AT&T’s US$81 billion acquisition of Time Warner. WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey has also given expanded roles to Jeff Zucker, who becomes Chairman, WarnerMedia News & Sports, and President, CNN; […]

HBO chief Plepler steps down amid WarnerMedia consolidation moves

HBO CEO Richard Plepler has abruptly stepped down from the AT&T-owned company after 27 years of service, as WarnerMedia looks to reorganise its operations. Plepler’s decision arrived on Thursday, days after the United States Court of Appeals rejected the US Justice Department’s last-ditch attempt to break up the AT&T-Time Warner merger. AT&T has moved quickly […]

Michael Jackson estate threatens HBO with US$100m lawsuit

Michael Jackson’s estate is threatening to sue HBO for US$100 million over its controversial sex abuse documentary about the late singer, Leaving Neverland. The two-part, four-hour doc, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last month, centres on Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who allege that they were molested by the pop singer for years as […]

Mediacorp adds HBO Go to Toggle

Singapore-based pay TV provider Mediacorp has added HBO Go to its Toggle digital entertainment platform. From tomorrow, HBO will be available on the platform, bringing conent including Game of Thrones to Toggle users. Toggle is offering the service for SG$13.98 (€9.11) a month, or an annual package that equates for SG$119.98.. HBO Go will give […]

HBO launches service for Portugal

HBO has launched a dedicated service for Portugal, giving audiences in the country access to full seasons of HBO and third-party shows, movies, documentaries and family content. HBO has struck a deal with Vodafone to distribute its service to TV customers, making the company the exclusive service provider partner for the streaming offering in the […]

Roku to add premium services

The Roku Channel is set to offer premium subscriptions from Showtime, Starz and Epix by late January. Premium subscriptions will give potential customers the ability to browse all available content across the services before signing up, as well as free trials for all subscriptions and the ability to pay for all premium content in a […]

DISH blames AT&T as HBO goes dark for first time

HBO has disappeared from US pay TV operator DISH Network’s platform after the pair failed to agree on carriage terms, leading the operator to claim that the move is evidence of AT&T’s power to harm competition in the wake of its merger with Time Warner. The dispute marks the first time that the US premium […]

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