‘The Lost Sons’ execs on finding creative partnerships & compelling characters

CNN Films and Raw’s latest factual collaboration, The Lost Sons, debuted on CNN yesterday and CNNgo today. Mark Layton talks to director Ursula Macfarlane, along with exec producers Liesel Evans and Amy Entelis, about bringing the project to the screen. As partnerships go, US-based CNN and UK prodco Raw have rare form. The duo scored […]

WarnerMedia’s CNN+ sets executive team

WarnerMedia-owned news network CNN has appointed Nancy Han as VP of weekly programming for its upcoming CNN+ SVOD service, while Jennifer Suozzo has also been appointed as VP of daily programming for the streamer, as it sets out its launch team. CNN+, which is due to launch in the first quarter of next year, will […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: What CNN+ tells us about online video’s evolution

WarnerMedia’s latest streaming addition, CNN+, looks set to offer a smorgasbord of opportunities to factual producers, distributors and staff. Tony Gunnarsson, principal analyst for TV, video & advertising at research powerhouse Omdia, runs the rule on the forthcoming service and explores how the global online video is evolving. US news network CNN, owned by AT&T […]

WarnerMedia to launch CNN+ streaming service

WarnerMedia-owned news network CNN is launching a new streaming service, complete with its own content. Set to roll out in Q1 2022, CNN+ will feature live and on-demand programming, along with interactive content which is all distinct and separate from the CNN, CNN International, HLN and CNN en Español linear TV channels. At launch, the […]

News round-up: Legendary merges int’l & US TV; WarnerMedia signs ‘Impractical Jokers’; Skydance, Impact eye emerging talent; CNN’s Zucker to exit

Legendary merges TV businesses Legendary is consolidating its international and domestic TV businesses under the purview of Nick Albrecht, who has been named as head of Legendary Television. Nick Pepper, who has served as president of Legendary Television for the past three years, will become an executive producer on projects he developed for the company. […]

News round-up: Top Hat’s 9/11 doc sells in Europe and US; Fremantle takes CNN’s ‘First Ladies’ global; Korea’s CJ ENM strikes pact with Indonesia’s GoPlay

Top Hat’s 9/11 doc sells in Europe and US The Canal+ Group in France, TV2 in Denmark, TV4 in Sweden, RTL in the Netherlands and Discovery in the US have all picked up a new documentary from UK-based Top Hat Productions’ about the 9/11 terror attacks, following a raft of pre-sale deals with Keshet International. […]

Online TV sales platform Vuulr goes global

Online programme sales platform Vuulr has rolled out internationally after launching across Asia in January 2019. The Singapore-headquartered Vuulr features TV and film content from producers and distributors including Sony, Picture Tree International, Banijay Rights, Warner Media, CNN and Toonz Media Group, comprising over 30,000 hours across over 60 genres and 70 languages. Buyers registered […]

TBI Weekly: Pulling back the curtain on HBO Max

When the major US studios and tech giants unveiled plans to launch their own streamers, no one knew quite what that meant. Fast-forward two years, and things are becoming much clearer. Disney+ is going global with a smorgasbord of library content and an array of originals such as The Mandalorian; Apple TV has unveiled a […]

HBO Max unveils first slate of CNN Originals, including Alex Gibney docuseries

HBO Max has rounded out a busy week for its unscripted division with its first slate of shows from WarnerMedia sibling CNN. The forthcoming streamer has greenlit two shows from CNN Original Series: Heaven’s Gate, a four-parter that explores the infamous religious cult of the same name; and Generation Hustle (working title). The latter is […]

October Films veteran Denman Rooke steps down

October Films’ executive chairman Denman Rooke is stepping down from his position, after almost 25 years at the company. Denman joined October Films in 1995, originating, directing and executive producing observational documentaries as well as science, history and current affairs series. He became MD in 2004, exec producing shows such as The Beslan Siege as […]

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