Anime streamer Crunchyroll hits three million subscribers

Specialist anime steamer Crunchyroll has reached a milestone of three million paid subscribers globally. The service, which is operated by WarnerMedia-owned Otter Media, also offers a free ad-supported service with a limited library. The full Crunchyroll product boasts the world’s  largest anime library with more than 1,000 titles and 30,000 episodes. The service is available […]

‘Friends’ tops HBO Max viewing, says WarnerMedia

Iconic sitcom Friends is the most-watched title on WarnerMedia’s recently launched streaming service HBO Max, the company has said. The show, which was seized back by Warner after becoming a mainstay on Netflix, was the number one performing title on the platform, followed by the Anna Kendrick-starring original Love Life. (Kendrick actually has the unusual […]

Over 70% of HBO Now users have switched to HBO Max with Joker top streamed movie

The majority of HBO Now users have already switched over to HBO Max, a new report has found. AT&T’s big play in the streaming space, HBO Max, launched at the end of May. The majority of users of the service’s more limited predecessor HBO Now were given free upgrades to the new service, and a […]

WarnerMedia hires Larcher to oversee HBO Max international rollout, names HBO Europe chief

WarnerMedia has appointed Johannes Larcher, MD of Middle East streamer Shahid, to oversee the international roll-out of its HBO Max service. Separately, WarnerMedia has also named Christina Sulebakk as the new head of HBO Europe. Larcher will become head of HBO Max International from August with responsibility for the global roll-out and management of the […]

WarnerMedia ups Dogra to EMEA/APAC entertainment networks president

WarnerMedia has named Priya Dogra as president, WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, EMEA and APAC. Dogra will continue her responsibilities as EVP, strategy and corporate development for WarnerMedia in the meantime. With her added responsibilities, she will report to Gerhard Zeiler, chief revenue officer, WarnerMedia and president, WarnerMedia International Networks. She replaces Giorgio Stock who stepped down […]

Turner reportedly bails out of Champions League deal

WarnerMedia-owned Turner has reportedly cancelled its rights deal with UEFA with immediate effect, leaving the Champions League and Europa League without an English-language US broadcaster for the 2020/21 season. According to Sports Business Journal, Turner – which has been paying around US$60 million a year for the English-language rights to the tournaments in the US […]

WarnerMedia EMEA network president Stock announces departure

Giorgio Stock, WarnerMedia Entertainment’s president of networks and sales for EMEA and Asia-Pacific, is leaving the company at the end of the month. The London-based Stock, who has been with the company for seven years, will depart on 30 June to “look for new opportunities.” Stock was promoted into his current role last August. He […]

HBO Go to disappear in US

WarnerMedia is to shut down its HBO Go mobile app in the US as it seeks to simplify a complex line-up of streaming offerings to focus attention on HBO Max. HBO said that it was now in a position to “implement some significant changes to our app offering in the US” following the launch of […]

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