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, […]

HBO Max strikes distribution deal with KPN

Warner Bros. Discovery streamer HBO Max has struck a distribution deal with Dutch telco KPN. The agreement means that KPN customers will soon be able to watch HBO Max through KPN. HBO Max will be available to 3.6 million Dutch households. From September, KPN customers can add an HBO Max subscription to their KPN Internet, […]

AT&T bows out of entertainment business with 77 million HBO subscribers

In its final quarter of owning WarnerMedia, AT&T reported positive performance of HBO and its big-budget streaming counterpart HBO Max. The brand added 3 million subscribers in Q1, to reach a total of 76.8 million. This represented a year-over-year increase of 12.8 million, in part thanks to the company’s controversial decision to release its 2021 […]

Strong year for HBO as AT&T prepares for post-WarnerMedia future

HBO and HBO Max added 4.4 million subscribers in Q4 2021, as parent company AT&T prepares for a future beyond the spin-off of WarnerMedia. Overall, the US telco experienced a solid quarter of subscriber growth across telephony, broadband and TV. The company added 884,000 phone subscribers and 271,000 fibre customers in the quarter. In terms […]

OSN extends licensing agreement as MENA home of HBO

Middle East pay TV operator OSN has strengthened its partnership with HBO and extended its exclusive licensing agreement for the US programmer’s content. OSN, which said the agreement cemented its position as the exclusive home for HBO programming across the MENA region, will exclusively carry complete boxsets of HBO content including Game of Thrones, The […]

HBO bounces back in Nordics with Max launch

The launch of HBO Max has enabled the WarnerMedia-owned streamer to bounce back in the Nordic market to once again occupy the number three slot, according to Swedish research and consultancy outfit Mediavision. HBO Nordic was replaced by HBO Max in the Nordic countries at the end of October. Mediavision said that the launch had […]

WarnerMedia hires Asia chief for HBO Max

WarnerMedia has hired Jason Monteiro from MENA streamer Shahid to lead its direct-to-consumer operations across Southeast Asia, including the transition of HBO Go to become HBO Max. Monteiro becomes GM of HBO Max Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan with immediate effect, linking up with fellow Shahid alum Johannes Larcher, who leads HBO Max outside […]

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