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Warner Bros. HBO Max experiment to end in 2022

Warner Bros. will go back to its traditional theatrical model in 2022, the studio has confirmed. The WarnerMedia owned studio stunned the industry in December 2020 when it announced that all of its planned theatrical releases would simultaneously be launched on streaming service HBO Max during 2021. Titles including The Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman 1984 […]

‘Real success’ for HBO Max with Warner Bros. releases, says AT&T finance boss

AT&T’s CFO has said that the company’s controversial decision to simultaneously release its Warner Bros. films in cinemas and on SVOD HBO Max has “worked out well for all involved.” The company’s decision to largely forgo cinemas in 2021, announced in December, was largely panned in the filmmaking community, but Warner’s parent company is happy […]

AT&T CEO defends Warner Bros streaming move with HBO Max at 12.6 million subs

WarnerMedia’s big-budget SVOD HBO Max is at 12.6 million activated subscribers, AT&T CEO John Stankey has said. Speaking at the UBS Global TMT Virtual Conference, Stankey confirmed that it has added four million users to the streamer since AT&T reported its Q3 figures at the end of October. The company will reveal its year-end figures […]

Hollywood rallies against Warner Bros. following 2021 HBO Max streaming decision

A number of top figures in Hollywood have come out strongly against WarnerMedia’s decision to simultaneously release its 2021 Warner Bros. movies in cinemas and on HBO Max. Leading the charge is Christopher Nolan, whose 2020 movie Tenet performed poorly at the US box office as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Speaking to Entertainment […]

WarnerMedia announces senior team for India, Southeast Asia and Korea

WarnerMedia International has revealed its new consolidated leadership team across India, Southeast Asia and Korea, which will be headed by Clement Schwebig. The move comes as part of the AT&T-owned company’s ongoing global restructuring to focus on streaming operations, and will unite WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, which comprises the legacy Turner and HBO businesses, with Warner […]

WarnerMedia reveals UK & Ireland senior team, creates TV & digital distribution group

WarnerMedia has unveiled a newly-formed TV & digital distribution team in the UK & Ireland under recently appointed chief Polly Cochrane, with long-standing Warner Bros. exec John Stanley set to leave the company. Stanley, who has headed Warner Bros. home entertainment operations in the UK, Ireland, Spain and the Nordics for the past 14 years, will […]

NBCU confirms Warner Bros. alum Susan Rovner as entertainment chief

NBCUniversal (NBCU) has named former Warner Bros. TV exec Susan Rovner as its new entertainment chief, following the company-wide restructure last month. Rovner, whose appointment has been in the works for several months, takes the newly created role of chairman for entertainment content at NBCU’s recently created TV and streaming arm, reporting into the division’s chairman […]

Starzplay brings DC series to MENA region with Warner Bros deal

SVOD Starzplay has announced a multi-year agreement with WarnerMedia’s Warner Bros. in a deal which will bring its hit DC series to the MENA region for the first time. For the first time, viewers in the region will have access to series such as Batwoman, Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing and the Harley Quinn animated show. […]

NBCUniversal brings current cinematic releases like The Invisible Man and The Hunt to the living room amid cinema shutdown

NBCUniversal, which last week cancelled its live upfront event in May, will offer its current cinematic releases available to home audiences via 48-hour rentals during the coronavirus pandemic. Governments all over the world have either enforced or encouraged the halting of mass gatherings as the spreading pandemic gathers pace. In the US, cinemas in states […]

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