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WarnerMedia’s ‘Netflix killer’ SVOD service to offer three tiers

WarnerMedia owner AT&T has revealed that the company’s upcoming SVOD service will include three separate packages for consumers, during an analyst event held Thursday. The service will include an entry-level movie-focused package; a premium service with original programming and blockbuster movies; and a third service that bundles content from the first two plus an extensive […]

DC Universe SVOD service due for September launch

Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are due to launch their digital subscription service, DC Universe, in the US on September 15. The service will offer new original live-action and animated series, older TV series and films and a curated selection of digital comic books – all featuring DC characters like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. […]

OTT TV outfit TV4 Entertainment launches independent studio

TV4 Entertainment, the Warner Bros. and Sky-invested OTT producer, has launched Concrete Club, an independent original content studio. The genre-based studio will develop, produce and distribute feature films and television series targeting underserved, global audiences on all screens. The new studio is an extension of TV4 Entertainment’s portfolio of genre-based lifestyle, entertainment and sports over-the-top […]

Filmstruck launches in France and Spain

Turner and Warner Bros are launching their joint-venture subscription film streaming service, Filmstruck, in France and Spain. The European expansion follows Filmstruck’s February launch in the UK in association with cinema brand Curzon. This was the first international rollout for the SVOD service, which initially launched in the US in 2016. Targeted at movie lovers, […]

Telecom Italia strikes deal with Warner Bros for kids content

Telecom Italia (TIM) has struck an agreement with Warner Bros Entertainment Italia to include animated kids content on its TIMVision video offering. The deal means that a range of iconic Warner Bros cartoons, including Scooby Doo, Popeye and Tom & Jerry, will be offered to TIMVision subscribers. Other shows to be made available to TIMVision […]

20th Century Fox takes stake in Italian VOD outfit Chili

20th Century Fox has taken a 4% stake in Italian transactional video-on-demand provider Chili in a reported €6 million investment in the platform. Fox joins Warner Bros, Viacom-Paramount and Sony Pictures as shareholders in the venture. Warner Bros and Paramount have 4% stakes, while Sony has a 3% stake in the venture. Torino 1895 Investments, […]

Warner Bros Digital Networks hires former Netflix exec

Warner Bros. Digital Networks (WBDN) has expanded with a trio of hires, including hiring a former Netflix original content exec. Eric Besner, Greg Salter and Katie Soo have all joined the Warner Bros. Entertainment division, reporting to executive VP of WBDN Jay Levine. Besner has been named senior VP of business development, working on a […]

Turner taps Nick for Boomerang SVOD chief

Turner has poached Sundance Feniger from Nickelodeon to run its new Boomerang subscription VOD service. He has been named VP and general manager of the service, which is a joint venture between Turner and stablemate Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group. The role will see him lead the overall Boomerang streaming business and partner with Korean […]

Boomerang OTT service goes live

Turner and Warner Bros’ animation subscription video-on-demand service, Boomerang, has gone live in the US. The service, which was announced last month, is aimed at “cartoon lovers of all ages” with titles taken from Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes and MGM animation library. The service has gone live with 1,000 episodes of cartoons featuring characters like Scooby-Doo, […]

Warner Bros. exec appointed as Machinima CEO exits

Warner Bros. has parachuted one of its top interactive executives to the top post at multichannel network Machinima, with current CEO Chad Gutstein exiting. Russell Arons will now lead the US-based digital channels operator, which is focused on video games, as general manager. Gutstein will exit after a “multi-week” transition plan, after he is leaving […]

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