HBO in Latin America picks up Mediapro drama ‘La Mesías’

HBO in Latin America has picked up Mediapro drama La Mesías, one of the buzzy titles here in Cannes. The show is sold by Movistar Plus+ International and will become available across Lat Am. The seven-parter was produced for Movistar Plus by Suma Content, with Javier Ambrossi and Javier Calvo writing and directing. The show […]

Sky CEO ‘optimistic’ of extending HBO deal with WBD & disputes German sale talk

Sky CEO Dana Strong has said she is “optimistic” of extending the HBO overall deal with Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD), which provides the pay TV operator with much of its most watched programming. The current deal – providing shows such as White Lotus and Succession to Sky – was struck in 2019 with Warner Media, […]

Netflix, Disney+, HBO & Paramount+ to drive $20bn hybrid AVOD-SVOD revenue by 2029

Netflix, Disney+, HBO and Paramount+ will together create hybrid AVOD-SVOD revenues of $20bn by 2029, according to a new report by Digital TV Research. This represents a $14bn rise form the current $6bn, with the revenues equally split between AVOD and SVOD, said the analyst firm. Simon Murray, principal analyst at Digital TV Research, explained: […]

BBC snags headline-making ‘Interview With The Vampire’ from AMC

The BBC has picked up AMC Networks’ drama Interview With The Vampire for BBC Two and iPlayer. The show, which is based on Anne Rice’s novel, is from Gran Via Productions, Dwight Street Book Club and AMC Studios. The seven-parter is set in New Orleans and tracks the lives of three vampires as they embark […]

HBO cancels music drama ‘The Idol’ after one season

HBO has cancelled its much-discussed music industry drama The Idol after just one season. The show was co-created by Sam Levinson (Euphoria), Abel Tesfaye (aka musician The Weeknd) and Reza Fahim, with Atlanta’s Amy Seimetz initially set to direct. She quit orior to production, however, and the show failed to find a sizeable audience. It […]

HBO renews ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ for fourth season

HBO has renewed original comedy crime series The Righteous Gemstones for a fourth season, ahead of the third season finale this weekend. The series, which follows a famous family of dysfunctional televangelists and megachurch pastors, stars Danny McBride, Adam Devine, John Goodman and Edi Patterson. It is created and written by star McBride, who also […]

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