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Warner Bros. Discovery doubles down on linear in Japan with J:COM pact

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) is expanding its linear networks in Japan after expanding a partnership with local telco J:COM. The multi-year deal, which began 1 August, means there will now be seven WBD-owned networks available in Japan, up from two previously. The expanded portfolio brings together Discovery, Animal Planet, Mondo, Tabi, Cartoon Network, Movie+ and […]

WBD localises ‘Tom And Jerry’ in Asia with “Singaporean twist”

Warner Bros. Discovery is launching its first-ever localised Tom And Jerry series, featuring the iconic animated cat and mouse duo as they take their rivalry to Singapore. Produced locally in Asia, and in association with Warner Bros. Animation, the new series comprises 7 x 3-minute shorts and will premiere on Cartoon Network in Asia Pacific […]

Exclusive: Cartoon Network Studios’ original series development VP exits

Nicole Rivera, VP of original series development at Warner Bros. Discovery’s Cartoon Network Studios, is exiting the company after five years. TBI understands that Rivera, who worked on titles including Battu and the upcoming HBO Max series Adventure Time: Fionna And Cake, is currently looking for new work. The exec first joined the studio in […]

Exclusive: Inside Warner Bros. Discovery EMEA’s kids content strategy

As the industry descends upon Cannes once again for MIPJR & MIPCOM, TBI talks to leading kids commissioners to find out what they’re looking for in terms of originals and acquisitions and what they’ve already got coming up. Here, Sean Henry, VP of content strategy & acquisitions, kids, Warner Bros. Discovery EMEA, shares the media […]

HBO Max drops 36 titles as WBD cost-cutting continues

HBO Max is to remove 36 more titles from its service, including both original and acquired content, as parent company Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) continues to cut costs. The newly merged WBD leadership has pledged to make at least $3bn in savings within two years and removing programmes with lower viewership could help the company […]

HBO Max & Cartoon Network to adapt African superhero comic ‘Iyanu: Child Of Wonder’

Warner Bros. Discovery has ordered an adaptation of the Dark Horse Comics & YouNeek Studios graphic novel series Iyanu: Child Of Wonder as a 2D animation for HBO Max and Cartoon Network. David Steward II’s US-based Lion Forge Animation, which was behind the Oscar-winning Hair Love, will produce the series, which is being created by […]

WarnerMedia rehires Christopher Ho to lead APAC kids’ networks

WarnerMedia has appointed Disney alum Christopher Ho as senior director of Kids Networks, overseeing Cartoon Network and Boomerang networks in Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Korea. In this new Singapore-based role, Ho will be responsible for programming and multi-platform operations, as well as the content direction for the region’s channel brands. Digital and interactive initiatives including […]

WarnerMedia supercharges HBO Max, Cartoon Network with 300-hours of kids shows

WarnerMedia has commissioned more than 300 hours of new original live-action and animated children’s content, as part of a commitment to expand its kids and family offering across all its platforms. The content offering will cover original series, special and acquisitions for all kids age ranges, including preschoolers, 6-11-year-olds and family co-viewing, and will debut […]

Kids round-up: Spielberg to revive ‘Tiny Toons on HBO Max; ‘Gormiti’ travels to North America, LatAm and Asia

  Spielberg to revive ‘Tiny Toons’ on HBO Max WarnerMedia-backed HBO Max and Cartoon Network have commissioned Tiny Toons Looniversity, a revival of the 90s animated series Tiny Toons Adventures, with Steven Spielberg to return as executive producer. The show has received a two-season straight-to-series order, to be produced by Amblin Television, in association with […]

Cartoon Network, Adult Swim chief Christina Miller latest to exit WarnerMedia

WarnerMedia exec Christina Miller, who oversees Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Boomerang, is to leave the company after 15 years. Miller is to depart at the end of the year, with her exit the latest in a flurry of senior management departures since AT&T took over Time Warner. She had headed […]

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