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 […]

WildBrain expands APAC sales team & strikes Disney, HBO GO content deals

Canadian kids & family firm WildBrain has expanded its content distribution team in APAC and inked new sales deals with broadcasters and streamers in the region, including HBO GO and Disney Channel Japan. Its new appointments include former Warner Bros. Discovery exec Jason Soh as global sales & channels director, APAC, and BesTV alum Max […]

WarnerMedia hires Shahid’s AVOD chief to lead HBO Max in Asia

WarnerMedia has hired Jason Monteiro from MENA streamer Shahid to lead its direct-to-consumer operations across Southeast Asia, including the transition of HBO Go to become HBO Max. Monteiro becomes GM of HBO Max Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan with immediate effect, linking up with fellow Shahid alum Johannes Larcher, who leads HBO Max outside […]

WarnerMedia continues HBO Asia originals push with drug trafficking docuseries

WarnerMedia has commissioned a new HBO Asia Original documentary series exploring the region’s illicit narcotics industry for the regional HBO GO streaming service. Produced by Singapore-based IFA Media, the 3 x 60-minute docuseries, Traffickers: Inside The Golden Triangle, will debut on the streamer on 23 July, and will follow the demise of three infamous drug kingpins […]

WarnerMedia expands HBO Asia’s originals push with Thailand-set drama

WarnerMedia’s HBO Asia has started production on its third original series, this time an eight-part drama from Thailand. Forbidden follows four friends who unleash a curse after they travel from Bangkok to a remote village in the mountains for a funeral of one of the group’s estranged father. The Thai-language mystery series is being directed by filmmaker […]

WarnerMedia to shutter HBO Go as HBO Max takes centre stage

WarnerMedia is to shut down its HBO Go mobile app in the US as it seeks to simplify a complex line-up of streaming offerings to focus attention on HBO Max. HBO said that it was now in a position to “implement some significant changes to our app offering in the US” following the launch of […]

WarnerMedia to launch HBO Max originals in Asia via channels & HBO Go

WarnerMedia is rolling out at least 15 originals commissioned by its recently launched US SVOD HBO Max in Asia, via the company’s channel portfolio and its pre-existing streamer HBO Go. The programming slate, which WarnerMedia said had been curated “to suit the taste of Asian audiences”, includes comedy and drama series such as Anna Kendrick-starring […]

HBO unveils free 500-hour streaming plan, incl ‘Sopranos’ & ‘The Wire’

US cabler HBO is making almost 500 hours of programming free to stream for a limited time via its HBO Now and HBO Go on demand services as a gesture of goodwill to people stuck at home – effective immediately. This is the first time that HBO has made this volume of content available outside […]

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