VCNI buys Chilevisión in LATAM push

ViacomCBS has agreed a deal to buy WarnerMedia-owned Chilevisión as it expands its reach into Latin America. As part of an ongoing push into streaming, ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) said that the acquisition will add a new premium content library and pipeline “to fuel the increasing demand for Spanish language content.” VCNI launched AVOD service […]

Zack Snyder’s Justice League release sees groundswell for HBO Max

WarnerMedia’s decision to give into fan demand to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut has been met with a drastic increase in downloads for HBO Max. The release of the four-hour director’s cut of superhero movie Justice League came after a year’s long campaign from fans and Snyder himself, and HBO Max has been rewarded for its investment. According to […]

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 […]

HBO Max to launch in 60 countries by end of 2021 and introduce AVOD service, ups subscriber goal

HBO Max has outlined more details about its global roll-out and upcoming AVOD service while also revealing a new competition format commission with Fremantle, with the AT&T-owned streamer now predicting it will secure up to 150 million subscribers worldwide by 2025. The streamer, which launched into the hugely competitive US SVOD landscape last year, said it would launch in […]

Sky, WarnerMedia and ViacomCBS partner for child literacy campaign

Sky has announced a partnership with WarnerMedia and ViacomCBS Networks UK that aims to improve the literacy of school children with the addition of subtitles on more than 500 TV episodes. The partnership between the three media giants comes as a part of the UK’s Turn On The Subtitles campaign to increase the chances of […]

HBO Max to expand to Latin America in June

HBO Max will expand to 39 territories across Latin America and the Carribean in June, WarnerMedia has confirmed. The expansion will mark the first time that the premium SVOD will be available outside of the US, with plans also in the works to convert existing HBO OTT products across Europe into HBO Max over the […]

CNN president Jeff Zucker to step down at the end of 2021

Jeff Zucker, the president of international news network CNN, will step down at the end of the year. A highly regarded news producer, Zucker joined CNN in 2013 from NBC where he was the president of NBC Entertainment. He had swiftly risen up the ranks at NBC in his early career, and was made the […]

Crunchyroll surpasses four million subscribers; announces development deal with Idris Elba

Specialist anime streaming service Crunchyroll has surpassed its latest milestone of four million subscribers. The service was previously at three million subscribers in July 2020, while registered users have increased in that time from 70 million to 100 million. Paying premium subscribers are on average watching 100 minutes of content a day – up from […]

HBO Max rebound boosts AT&T results

WarnerMedia streaming service HBO Max had 37.7 million US subscribers at the end of the year, with HBO customers taking the overall HBO subscriber total to 41.5 million. HBO Max’s total compares with 28.7 million at the end of September. Total HBO and HBO Max subscribers worldwide now number 61 million. Parent company AT&T, reporting […]

WarnerMedia taps Alpha Networks for Toonami Max development

WarnerMedia has selected Alpha Networks to manage the publication and editorialisation of content for its Toonami Max SVOD service. The SVOD utilises the vendor’s tucano modular back-end solution, while Alpha Networks white label design studio HXperience has also developed the front-end application following Warner’s brand guidelines. Toonami Max is a standalone streaming service available in […]

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