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TCAs: Hulu, WarnerMedia execs lift lid on streaming future

Top brass at Hulu and WarnerMedia have lifted the lid on their streaming plays as the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour reaches its final week. TBS and TNT president Kevin Reilly, who is to lead the content strategy for parent company WarnerMedia’s new streaming service, said that the business – whose portfolio includes HBO, […]

HBO launches in Portugal as SVOD offering

HBO has launched in Portugal via SVOD offering. The Game of Thrones cabler is now available via standalone website, and accessible through a range of smartphones, tablets and devices, including Android, Chromecast and Apple TV. It is also available to Vodafone Portugal customers via TV Vodafone. The service costs €4.99 ($5.60) per month following a free […]

HBO rejigs drama team as Game of Thrones exec exits

HBO drama co-head David Levine has departed the cable channel after 10 years, leaving fellow EVP Francesca Orsi to run the department. Levine, who oversaw such series as Westworld, True Detective and Game of Thrones, is to return to producing. The exec recently oversaw development on The Outsider, The Nevers, Demimonde and the Game of Thrones […]

How Netflix is shaking up the documentary world

Netflix is raising the bar for factual to premium levels and introducing ‘box sets’ and ‘binge-watching’ into commissioning vocabulary, all while growing traditional broadcasters’ budgets and ambitions for documentary. Tim Dams reports. Netflix has famously spent its way into the homes of viewers around the world by backing original dramas such as The Crown, 13 […]

Kew lands int’l rights for C4 & HBO’s Leaving Neverland

Kew Media Distribution has secured the international rights – excluding the UK and US – for the Channel 4 and HBO co-production Leaving Neverland. Leaving Neverland is a two-part documentary featuring two men who recount their experiences of being abused by Michael Jackson. James Safechuck and Wade Robson recount how they were both befriended by […]

iQiyi takes Fremantle’s My Brilliant Friend to China

iQiyi is set to take Fremantle’s critically-acclaimed drama My Brilliant Friend to China. My Brilliant Friend follows Elena Greco as the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace. She met Raffaella Cerullo, whom she has always called Lila, in the first year of primary school in 1950. Set in a dangerous Naples […]

Golden Globes nominations: FX, Amazon & HBO top Netflix

FX, Amazon and HBO have surpassed Netflix in nominations for the 76thannual Golden Globes, which were revealed yesterday (6 December). FX received ten nominations, for the award show which will be held on 7 January 2019, for Best Drama (The Americans, Pose), Best Limited Series (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) and many […]

Issa Rae & Laura Dern to produce HBO limited series

HBO is set to develop a limited series, The Dolls, which will see Insecure creator Issa Rae and Big Little Lies talent Laura Dern executive produce and star in the series. The project is from Dern and her Jaywalker Pictures. Rae, who’s under a deal with HBO, will co-write the project with Laura Kittrell and Amy […]

Game of Thrones final season set for April premiere

The eighth and final season of HBO hit Game of Thrones (GOT) is set for an April 2019 premiere. The news arrived from a HBO promo video launched today (13 November), but does not specify the exact day in April which it lands. HBO’s flagship show won multiple Emmy awards this year and its season end […]

HBO makes first direct-to-consumer push in Canada

HBO is going direct-to-consumer in Canada, where the cable channel will now form part of Bell Media’s SVOD offering Crave.  The move marks the first time the AT&T-owned cable channel is available to Canadians without a cable subscription. Previously, Canadians could only access HBO content via subscriptions to The Movie Network or HBO Canada. Beginning […]

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