HBO Max snags 4 million subs but WarnerMedia revenues fall 25%

AT&T reported a depressed Q2 with sales down across all of its sectors, but streaming service HBO Max has claimed a little over 4 million subscribers since launch.  The streamer rolled out in May and while the company did not give explicit subscriber numbers, AT&T CEO John Stankey did say that HBO Max and the […]

HBO Max adds raft of international shows, incl ‘Gomorrah’ & ‘Singletown’

HBO Max has bagged a raft of international programming for its new service including hit Italian drama Gomorrah and ITV2’s reality show Singletown, as the recently launched streamer looks to build relationships ahead of further expansion. The third, fourth and fifth seasons of Gomorrah – the Beta Film-sold drama based on Roberto Saviano’s bestselling book […]

HBO Max shines A-list stars for relaxation show

US streaming service HBO Max has ordered a 10-part series aimed at helping people relax, and featuring a slew of A-list stars. A World Of Calm, from factual prodco Nutopia and the makers of meditation app Calm, will feature narration from stars such as Mahershala Ali, Idris Elba, Oscar Isaac, Nicole Kidman, Zoë Kravitz, Lucy […]

HBO Max orders ‘The Batman’ spin-off series

US streamer HBO Max has given a series commitment to a spin-off from Matt Reeves’ upcoming superhero film The Batman. The series will be helmed by Reeves and written by Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter. It will be a drama set in the same world as Reeves’ upcoming feature, which is based upon the popular DC Comics […]

TBI Weekly: Six takeaways from a week with the kids

From $15m funding slates to discussions about driving diversity, the past week has provided plenty to consider for those in the kid’s TV business. With the 17th edition of the Children’s Media Conference wrapping today, TBI reflects on the key takeaways. Reflecting your audience The conference kicked off on Monday with a keynote panel discussion […]

WarnerMedia names Johannes Larcher to lead HBO Max global roll-out

WarnerMedia has appointed Johannes Larcher, MD of Middle East streamer Shahid, to oversee the international roll-out of its HBO Max service. Larcher will become head of HBO Max International from August with responsibility for the global roll-out and management of the direct-to-consumer service, which launched in the US on 27 May. He will report to […]

HBO Max orders ‘Young Love’ animation from former NFL star Matthew Cherry

US streamer HBO Max is expanding its animation offering after ordering a 12-episode season of 2D series Young Love, based on characters created by director and former NFL star Matthew Cherry. The show expands on Cherry’s characters from his short film Hair Love, which centers around the relationship between an African-American father and his daughter […]

WarnerMedia names streaming strategy exec Priya Dogra to lead Turner, HBO in EMEA & APAC

HBO Max operator WarnerMedia has appointed Priya Dogra, one of its key execs advising on direct-to-consumer strategy, as president of its entertainment networks including Turner and HBO across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Dogra, who will become president of WarnerMedia entertainment networks for EMEA and APAC, replaces the outgoing Giorgio Stock, who stepped […]

Mobile to cover 40% of SVOD subscriptions by 2025

Mobile will provide 40% of the global total of SVOD subscriptions by 2025, claims a new report.  According to business analysts Digital TV Research, there will be a total of 1.16 billion SVOD subscriptions by 2025 around the world – up from a total of 642 million by the end of 2019. However, indicating the growing […]

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