Warner Bros. Discovery

CMA launches review into BT Sport-Eurosport merger

The merger of BT Sport and Warner Bros. Discovery’s Eurosport is set to be reviewed by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). In a statement published by the CMA, the regulator said that it has until July 28 to make its phase 1 decision on whether the tie-up would negatively impact competition in the […]

HBO Max’s Larcher to go as Warner Bros. Discovery restructures

HBO Max’s international chief and the streamer’s Latin America GM are among the latest flurry of execs to exit Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) amid the company’s ongoing restructuring. Larcher, who previously launched Hulu, joined HBO Max from Middle Eastern streamer Shahid in 2020 and had been leading the SVOD’s expansion outside of the US. He appeared at […]

Streamers including Netflix, Sky and Warner Bros. Discovery form European VOD Coalition 

A new body representing the interests of video-on-demand companies in Europe has been formed. Based in Brussels, the European VOD Coalition promises to give a voice to the European audiovisual streaming sector and engage with policy makers across Europe.  At launch, the Coalition’s members include CHILI, FilmDoo, NBCUniversal, Netflix, Nokzedoc, Nordic Entertainment Group AG, Paramount, […]

BT Sport and Eurosport to combine as new JV in BT-Warner Bros. Discovery deal

BT Sport and Eurosport are set to combine into one combined entity as BT and Warner Bros. Discovery look to take on Sky Sports. The companies have confirmed the creation of a new joint-venture, following the pair’s exclusive negotiations that were announced in February. The 50:50 joint venture will see both companies hold equal voting […]

Warner Bros. Discovery senior exec resigns following merger

Another senior Warner exec, John Rogovin, has resigned his post following the merger of WarnerMedia and Discovery last month.  Rogovin was EVP and general counsel for the former WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group, which encompassed units including Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Bros. Television. That division had been overseen by Ann Sarnoff, who was among the […]

Warner Bros. Discovery to reassess content distribution strategy

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) will reevaluate its content distribution strategy as the giant company looks ahead to a “noisy” 2022, with the axing of CNN+ likely to be only the first of “swift and decisive” acts by management. Zaslav, speaking on the company’s first earnings call since the $43bn merger, outlined how WBD would look to […]

Churn high at HBO, but Warner Bros. Discovery bullish on streaming prospects

Warner Bros. Discovery has shed some light on the newly-merged company’s imminent plans for its streaming business. The company, which completed its US$43 billion merger earlier this month, has already made significant changes to the DTC business, including the appointment of JB Perette to head its streaming efforts and shuttering CNN+ after less than a […]

Warner Bros. Discovery names international team

Warner Bros. Discovery has named its international exec team under Gerhard Zeiler, with new roles for Priya Dogra, James Gibbons and Anil Jhingan. Zeiler, who was named president of international at the giant company earlier this month, told staff in a memo seen by TBI that the new leadership structure had employed “dedicated regional leads” to […]

Warner Bros. Discovery to shutter CNN+ after one month

Streaming service CNN+ is to shut down after just one month of operation. The much-hyped SVOD, which launched at the end of March, will cease to operate on April 30 after a decision from Warner Bros. Discovery executives. The news was confirmed to hundreds of staffers by CNN CEO Chris Licht on Thursday, where he […]

Warner Bros. Discovery sets April 26 for Q1 results

The newly formed Warner Bros. Discovery will announce its first set of financial results next week. The company – created out of the US$43 billion merger of WarnerMedia and Discovery which was completed earlier this month – has said that it will report its first-quarter 2022 results on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. The results will cover […]