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HBO Films, miniseries and Cinemax boss Len Amato latest WarnerMedia departure

Len Amato, president of HBO Films, miniseries and Cinemax, is exiting the WarnerMedia-owned US network after 13 years. His departure comes as Cinemax winds down its original programming and HBO Films has reduced its original output to focus on acquired content. Joining HBO in 2007 as an SVP, Amato was promoted to president of HBO […]

AMC replaces Cinemax on Sky’s ‘Gangs Of London’ S2

AMC has replaced Cinemax as the US partner on the second season of Sky’s hit crime drama Gangs Of London. The show, whose first season was the biggest original drama launch on Sky Atlantic for the past five years, delves into the inner workings of the largest criminal organisation in London. It was created by […]

WarnerMedia centralises distribution leadership for HBO, Turner

WarnerMedia has centralised leadership of it distribution business, with a new exec team that has oversight of brands including HBO and Turner.  Long-time execs Sofia Chang and Rich Warren will serve as presidents of WarnerMedia Distribution, with oversight of HBO, forthcoming streamer HBO Max, Cinemax and the Turner channels. The exec will report into Gerhard […]

HBO goes dark for first time in 45-year history

HBO has gone dark on satellite broadcaster Dish Network as a result of a carriage dispute, marking the first time in its 40-year history that the Game of Thrones channel has been off-air on a major distributor. HBO and Cinemax were pulled off-air on Wednesday night (31 October) after the AT&T-owned business failed to reach […]

Cinemax exec to lead Makeready TV unit

Cinemax’s Scott Nemes is leaving the premium cable channel to become head of television at Makeready, film producer Brad Weston’s new LA-based production outfit. Effective immediately, he will lead TV operations as head of television, reporting directly to Weston, who launched the business in March. The role will see Nemes (pictured) overseeing all television development, […]

Hulu adds HBO & Cinemax

HBO and its sister channel, Cinemax, are now available on US video-on-demand service Hulu. Beginning today, HBO series such as Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley and Ballers will be offered for US$14.99 a month, with Cinemax shows including The Knick and Banshee coming at a cost of US$9.99. The content will be offered live and […]

AT&T strikes multi-platform deal with HBO

AT&T has reached a multi-year deal with HBO to offer the latter’s content across all its platforms, including its forthcoming DirecTV Now streaming service. The agreement marks a renewal of HBO’s existing contract with AT&T’s DirecTV and U-verse services and will make all HBO and Cinemax content available on DirecTV Now, which is due to […]

Cinemax developing Marvel drama

HBO-owned premium pay channel Cinemax is developing a Marvel Television series. The US network is working on a TV adaptation of the Marvel / Icon Comics series Scarlet, according to various reports. The series creator, Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis, had said the series was in development at HBO, but US news sources confirmed […]

HBO confirms new content president

Casey Bloys will fill Michael Lombardo’s shoes at HBO after the president of programming announced his exit following a 33-year stint at the premium cabler. Bloys was given a wider role at HBO earlier this year, adding drama to his comedy brief, in the wake of Michael Ellenberg’s departure. He has now been upped again, and […]

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