New Thai internet TV service becomes home of HBO

Jasmine International-owned Internet service provider Triple T Broadband has launched new internet TV service for Thailand that will serve as the ‘home of HBO’ in the country. 3BB GIGATV offers over 30 channels at launch, including six HBO services, sports and WWE wrestling. The 3BB GIGATV box will offer HBO Go, which already launched on […]

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 […]

HBO Max finally arrives on Amazon devices

WarnerMedia’s premium SVOD has arrived on Amazon devices, ending a months-long impasse between the two giants. As of November 17, users of Fire devices – ranging from Amazon’s Fire TV streaming sticks to the company’s low-cost tablets – will be able to access the streamer, with HBO Max replacing the now-defunct HBO Now. Existing users […]

WarnerMedia announces further job cuts as restructure continues

WarnerMedia has begun its latest round of layoffs, described by CEO Jason Kilar as a “painful” but “critical” step as the company attempts to reduce costs amid Covid-19 and refocus its efforts on streaming. The cuts, first revealed last month, are mostly affecting the company’s North American division, including Warner Bros. studio operation and its […]

AT&T reportedly looking to sell stake in pay TV operation

US telco AT&T is looking to sell a minority stake in its pay TV operations, spanning DirecTV, AT&T Now and U-Verse, according to a report by CNBC. According to the report, Apollo Management and other private-equity outfits are set to submit final bids for a stake in the pay TV unit in December, with a […]

AT&T and Sony enter final negotiations over US$957 million Crunchyroll sale

AT&T is reportedly in final negotiations with Sony over a US$957 million sale of anime streamer Crunchyroll. The streamer is several layers down the AT&T totem poll, owned and operated by WarnerMedia subsidiary Otter Media. The service surpassed 3 million paying users earlier this year, and has over 70 million members worldwide. The streamer was […]

HBO Max to add podcasts and short-form content to mobile app with ad-supported tier on the way

WarnerMedia’s premium SVOD HBO Max will launch a number of new features for its mobile apps, including podcasts. Revealed by HBO Max boss Andy Forssell in an interview with Decider, the company is looking to significantly differentiate the mobile app from its big screen counterpart. HBO has significantly invested in companion podcasts for its flagship […]

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