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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 […]

HBO goes dark for first time in 45-year history

HBO has gone dark on satellite broadcaster Dish Network as a result of a carriage dispute, marking the first time in its 40-year history that the Game of Thrones channel has been off-air on a major distributor. HBO and Cinemax were pulled off-air on Wednesday night (31 October) after the AT&T-owned business failed to reach […]

WarnerMedia leads 15% revenue rise at AT&T

AT&T’s revenues totalled $45.7bn (£35.44bn) for the third quarter of 2018, up 15% from last year, and largely due to its recent Time Warner acquisition. The newly branded WarnerMedia contributed to $8.2bn in new revenue for the business through its HBO, Turner and Warner Bros. divisions. Turner revenues reached $3bn, up 3.9% year-on-year, while Warner […]

Netflix and HBO tie up for Emmy wins

HBO and Netflix reached a tie with 23 wins each during the 70th annual primtetime Emmys, which took place last night. Netflix surpassed HBO for the first time in Emmy nominations this July, but when it came to the crunch the two entertainment powerhouses reached a draw in award wins. Game of Thrones came up […]

AT&T boss: Netflix is the Walmart of media

AT&T boss and chairman Randall Stephenson has compared Netflix to US retail brand Walmart and HBO to jeweller Tiffany & Co in a bid to distinguish the competing brands. The exec, speaking at the 27th annual Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference in Dallas on Wednesday (12 September), likened the streaming giant to the US discount department […]

HBO boards BBC1’s His Dark Materials

HBO has boarded Bad Wolf’s His Dark Materials adaptation for BBC1, picking up distribution rights for the drama outside the UK. The AT&T-owned cable channel has swooped in for the adaptation of the Philip Pullman novels, signing on to co-produce alongside Jane Tranter’s Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema. The drama – which started filming […]

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