Sky in five-year output deal with HBO

Comcast-backed pay TV operator Sky has secured a five-year extension to its output deal with HBO and is set to co-produce on series being created for WarnerMedia’s forthcoming streamer HBO Max, our sister title TBI has learned. The extension to the output deal, which has previously delivered Sky with HBO hits such as Game Of Thrones, Watchmen and True […]

HBO Max to expand to Latin America

HBO Max is set to expand into Latin America after the streamer’s parent AT&T-owned WarnerMedia agreed a deal to take full control of HBO Ole Partners. WarnerMedia will acquire Ole’s minority stake in HBO Ole Partners, the joint venture set up in 1991 between WarnerMedia and Ole Communications, which will hand it 100% ownership of […]

On demand service TNT Now launches on Movistar+

WarnerMedia has announced the launch of on demand offer TNT Now on Telefónica’s Spanish pay TV platform Movistar+. As a dedicated section of Movistar+ found on its carousel in the series section, TNT Now will offer what the company says is “the most complete selection of TNT content”. At launch, the service will offer 25 […]

Warnermedia has ‘no plan to do anything but keep HBO intact’, says Greenblatt

Warnermedia does not plan to compromise HBO by dramatically expanding the range of programming associated with brand, but it does plan to up its volume of shows and have HBO sit alongside a much broader range of content as part of the forthcoming HBO Max direct-to-consumer offering, according to Warnermedia chairman Robert Greenblatt. Accepting an […]

WarnerMedia names senior communications team

WarnerMedia has given expanded roles to three HBO communications executives, Karen Jones, Ronni Cobern-Basis and Laura Young. Jones, a 20-plus year HBO Communications executive who most recently served as SVP, media relations, HBO, has been promoted to EVP, communications, HBO. Managing teams in New York and Los Angeles, she will work closely with Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming […]

WarnerMedia makes key HBO Max appointments

WarnerMedia has cemented its digital leadership team for HBO Max with several key appointments. Overseeing HBO Max is the previously announced Tony Goncalves, who will report to Warner chairman Robert Greenblatt. Goncalves is also the CEO of Otter media, the Warner-owned digital media company that owns Crunchyroll, VRV, Fullscreen, Gunpowder & Sky, Hello Sunshine, and Rooster […]

Arsenal TV signs deal with Turner Sports for B/R Live distribution

Arsenal have become the latest premier league to sign a deal with Turner Sports’ B/R Live OTT platform. The North London club joins European champions Liverpool’s LFCTV along with local rival Tottenham Hotspur’s Spurs TV in signing a US distribution deal with the streaming service. The main draw of the channel is a three-hour programming […]

DirecTV not for sale, says Warner CEO

WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey has refuted claims that the company is looking to sell DirecTV. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, the CEO said that DirecTV “is an important part of what we’re going to be doing going forward”, following a report from the paper that AT&T was considering either spinning DirecTV off as its […]

WarnerMedia appoints distribution presidents

WarnerMedia’s sales and international division has appointed Sofia Chang and Rich Warren as president of its distribution business. Both Chang and Warren arrive in the position with the same remit to oversee distribution for all Turner channels, HBO, Cinemax, and upcoming SVOD HBO Max and will report in to Gerhard Zeiler, chief revenue officer, WarnerMedia […]

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