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HBO Max extends acquisition spree with UK comedy ‘Two Weeks To Live’

WarnerMedia’s US streamer HBO Max has taken exclusive streaming rights to British dark comedy Two Weeks To Live. The 6 x 30-minute show, which will launch on the US service on 5 November, is produced by Banijay-owned UK prodco Kudos and is currently airing on Sky. The story tracks an early 20-something oddball who, since the […]

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 […]

HBO Max preps podcasts & shortform content, as AVOD option nears launch

WarnerMedia’s streamer HBO Max will launch a number of new features for its mobile apps, including podcasts. Revealed by HBO Max boss Andy Forssell in an interview with Decider, the company is looking to significantly differentiate the mobile app from its big screen counterpart. HBO has significantly invested in companion podcasts for its flagship shows, with […]

WarnerMedia’s HBO Max sees subs soar but division loses $960m

WarnerMedia owner AT&T has revealed the ongoing damage to its earnings caused by the global pandemic, but also posted better news about the uptake of its recently launched streamer. Unveiling the results, AT&T said HBO Max had added 8.6 million subscribers through Q3, more than doubling the 4.1 million it attracted in the second quarter. […]

TBI Weekly: What MIPCOM Online+ delivered this week

It has been a MIPCOM like no other and yet despite the lack of rosé and late-night gossiping on the Croisette, distributors and buyers still came together – with numerous deals emerging over the past five days. Here, TBI reflects on some of the key pick-ups to have been revealed over the week and explores […]

Paramount+ takes ‘Grease’ reboot from WarnerMedia’s HBO Max

ViacomCBS’s OTT service Paramount+ has picked up the forthcoming Grease spin-off, which had been previously with rival streamer HBO Max. The show is being re-named Grease: Rise Of The Pink Ladies and is described as a musical comedy, with Annabel Oakes (Transparent) continuing as creator and writer. The reboot had been given a straight-to-series order by WarnerMedia’s […]

MIPCOM Drama round-up: HBO Max collects two new shows; ‘The Minister’ sells in Oz, Canada & Europe; ‘Roadkill’ goes global

HBO Max picks up two new dramas WarnerMedia-owned US streamer HBO Max has acquired two new European-made dramas, the psychological thriller Possessions and Adult Material, about the British porn industry. Produced by France’s Haut et Court TV and London-based Quiddity for Canal+, Creation Original and Yes TV Israel, with the participation of CNC and BeTV, […]

MIPCOM Drama round-up: NBCUI nabs ‘Wynonna Earp’; All3’s ‘All Creatures Great And Small’ travel; HBO Max adds ‘I Am Suzie’; and more

NBCUIN welcomes Wyonna Earp NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) has picked up all four seasons of genre-bending supernatural series Wynonna Earp. The show, sold by Cineflix Rights, will air on NBCUIN science fiction channels in Iberia, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Syfy) and in Poland and the Balkans (Scifi). The show is produced by IDW Entertainment, Cineflix […]

HBO Max strikes first deal with Blue Ant for kids programming

HBO Max has struck its first deal with Blue Ant International, securing a variety of live-action programming from the Canadian distributor. The deal grants HBO Max exclusive rights to both seasons of tween action-adventure series Detention Adventure, which follows a motley crew of sixth graders who purposely get themselves thrown into detention after discovering the […]

WarnerMedia to cut thousands of jobs as part of cost-reduction plan

WarnerMedia is preparing to shed thousands of jobs as it restructures its operations, amidst the ongoing impact of Covid-19 on its business. The AT&T-owned media giant is looking to cut costs by as much as 20% over the coming weeks, with layoffs affecting its Warner Bros. studio operation and its channels brands, which include HBO, […]