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Ex-Obama aides take Pod Save America to HBO

HBO is working with Pod Save America, a political podcast group created by former Obama staffers, for a series of hour-long specials that will follow the autumn campaign trail in the US. The podcast was created by Jon Favreau (pictured), Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor, who made the deal with HBO via their Crooked Media […]

TBI Weekly: Brand power could hold key for the future of TV

This week, it’s become clear that simply having quality content is no longer enough to drive viewers to networks. A core set of networks and providers dominate viewer time and those providing easy access to them fair the best, new stats show. So much for the brave new world in which anyone can compete with […]

30 years of TBI: The TBI 20 (2003)

TBI turns 30 this year, and to celebrate we will be publishing a series of archive articles chronicling the evolving television and entertainment landscape since 1988. In 2003, TBI asked the industry to nominate the top 20 executives in the business at that point, and results brought together some of the biggest names in the […]

Amazon usurps Hulu Japan as exclusive HBO home

Amazon Prime Video’s Japanese wing has struck a deal to bring major HBO titles such as Game of Thrones (pictured) and Westworld to the SVOD service. The HBO shows will be made available through Amazon Japan from April 1, with its catalogue launching immediately and other series joining six months after their premieres in Japan. […]

OTT value to reach $119bn by 2022

Over-the-top (OTT) providers of digital TV such as Netflix and Amazon, are set to reach the value of US$119.2 billion in 2022, according to a report by Juniper Research. Over the course of five years the value of the digital TV and video industry will jump by US$55 billion. It is predicted to jump from […]

Stock trader: Giorgio Stock bets on brands

Turner EMEA continues to grow under Giorgio Stock, who is targeting consumers with investment in brands. He tells Jesse Whittock about his plans and working with sister firms HBO and Warner Bros. TBI interviews Turner EMEA president Giorgio Stock on the same day his former employer, The Walt Disney Company, announces its US$54.2 billion takeover […]

Canal+ orders HBO’s My Brilliant Friend

French group Canal+ has pre-bought My Brilliant Friend, a drama based on Elena Ferrante’s bestselling book of the same name. The HBO, Rai Fiction, and TIMVISION series is currently in production in Italy. It is directed by Saverio Costanzo (Hungry Hearts). It features the character of Elena Greco, an elderly woman immersed in a house […]

Ronan Farrow signs 3-year deal with HBO

Following the investigative takedown of Harvey Weinstein last year, New Yorker reporter Ronan Farrow has been signed by HBO to develop investigative documentaries over the course of three years. For the deal, Farrow will continue to document the abuse of power by individuals and institutions, and will proceed in tandem with ongoing reporting for The New […]

Game of Thrones won’t return until 2019 – official

Game of Thrones’ final winter is coming – but not until 2019. An announcement from US premium cable channel HBO has confirmed long suspected rumours that the show would not return in 2018. The eighth season of the fantasy epic, which follows a number of great houses warring for control of the Iron Throne on […]

Netflix boards Syfy original from Game of Thrones creator

Game of Thrones writer and producer George R.R. Martin has landed a series on Netflix. The streaming service has acquired non-US rights to the upcoming Nightflyers, to which NBCUniversal-owned Syfy has given the greenlight. The series is based on Martin’s novella and 1987 feature film of the same name, with Jeff Buhler (Jacob’s Ladder) writing […]

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