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Will 2019 mark the end of niche SVOD?

Media giants are closing their niche streamers to prepare for mega mainstream platforms, but will this mark the end of speciality services? Kaltrina Bylykbashi investigates The closure of Warner-owned streamers DramaFever and Filmstruck – which AT&T inherited in its takeover of Time Warner in 2018 – rocked the industry and its fans late last year. […]

Turner taps Nick for Boomerang SVOD chief

Turner has poached Sundance Feniger from Nickelodeon to run its new Boomerang subscription VOD service. He has been named VP and general manager of the service, which is a joint venture between Turner and stablemate Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group. The role will see him lead the overall Boomerang streaming business and partner with K-drama-focused […]

Turner sends Boomerang over-the-top

Turner has launched a subscription streaming service for its all-animation Boomerang channel. The platform will comprise of more than 5,000 Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes and MGM library titles, offering new and older episodes of franchises such as Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, The Jetsons and The Flintstones. It will also house new original series […]

Warner Bros. to acquire Machinima outright

Warner Bros. Entertainment is taking full control of gaming-focused multichannel network Machinima. The Burbank-based studio led an US$18 million funding round in Machinima in 2014, and has been consistently linked with a full takeover since then. It has now signed an agreement. Past investors include Redpoint Ventures, MK Capital, former chairman and CEO Allan Debevoise. […]

DramaFever, CJ E&M in drama copro pact

K-drama-focused OTT service DramaFever is entering into an agreement with Asian content group CJ Entertainment & Media to coproduce dramas for a global audience. CJ E&M’s drama subsidiary, Studio Dragon, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Warner Bros.-owned DramaFever to create Korean dramas. This will lead to the development and production of two originals […]

Warner Bros. creates OTT division

Warner Bros. has created a digital networks division that will house the Hollywood studio’s over-the-top assets and lead a push into OTT services. Craig Hunegs will lead Warner Bros. Digital Networks as president, a role he will fulfil alongside his Warner Bros. Television Group president of business and strategy post. Warner Bros.’s sister companies HBO […]

Warner Bros. buys DramaFever SVOD service

Warner Bros. has acquired DramaFever, the US-based SVOD service that specialises in South Korean TV and movie content. It is the second ownership change for DramaFever in recent times, after SoftBank bought it in late 2014 for US$100 million. The Japanese telco has now offloaded the SVOD service to Warner Bros. for an undisclosed. DramaFever […]

DramaFever gets first fully-owned original

Korean entertainment platform DramaFever has gone deeper into the original production game. The free and subscription VOD service has commissioned a documentary charting the US tour of a major Korean pop band, Bigbang. Bigbang: Made 2015 Concert debuts on November 11 and marks the first fully-original programme for DramaFever, which has previously coproduced drama series […]

DramaFever secures CJ E&M output

Streamed video site DramaFever has secured a multi-year agreement with South Korean producer and distributor CJ E&M. The deal hands US-based DramaFever, which offers Asian and Latino programming with subtitles, Korean television series and feature films. DramaFever is guaranteed eight ‘K-drama’ scripted series, ten exclusive new movies and more than 350 hours of other drama […]

AMC tests SVOD horror site Shudder

AMC and DramaFever are now in the beta testing phase for their new joint venture project – a subscription horror site called Shudder. Speaking to TBI’s sister publication DTVE yesterday, DramaFever’s head of marketing Yale Wang confirmed the trials and said that the site would primarily feature horror movies rather than TV content. He added […]