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Round-up: Lena Dunham to direct HBO’s ‘Industry’; A+E UK snaps up ‘Photos’

Lena Dunham to direct HBO’s Industry Lena Dunham is to direct and executive produce international finance drama Industry for HBO. The eight-part series is being produced by Cardiff-based production company Bad Wolf (His Dark Materials). The show follows a group of young graduates competing for positions at a top investment bank in London. The boundaries […]

TBI Weekly: ‘Chernobyl’ is astonishing, but what’s next for HBO? (Column)

As HBO rolls out hit dramas such as Chernobyl that carry the signature marks of outgoing drama execs like Kary Antholis, TBI asks whether the WarnerMedia-owned cable channel can keep such high standards up for its SVOD-focused future.  To whomever leapt upon the Internet Movie Database’s (IMDb) obscure TV ratings system to make a point for the […]

‘Game of Thrones’ finale sets HBO viewing record

The final episode of Game of Thrones saw a record 19.3m US viewers tune in on Sunday night for HBO. The finale, The Iron Throne, broke the record set by last weekend’s episode, The Bells, which attracted 18.4m viewers. The viewership for The Iron Throne includes 13.6m people who watched the episode on HBO at […]

Apple TV app launches in more than 100 countries

Apple has launched its redesigned TV app, making it possible for consumers to subscribe in one place to channels such as HBO, Showtime, Starz, Smithsonian Channel and EPIX. The update, which was first announced at an Apple event in March, is now available in over 100 countries. Apple said more channels would be added over […]

HBO readies two-hour ‘Game Of Thrones’ documentary

HBO is readying a two-hour documentary that goes behind the scenes on the final series of Game Of Thrones.  The WarnerMedia-owned channel released a 70-second trailer for the doc on Monday (13 May), teasing an air date of 26 May — a week on from next Sunday’s highly anticipated series finale. The 115-minute film — whose […]

Former HBO docs boss Sheila Nevins lands at MTV

Former HBO docs boss Sheila Nevins has landed at MTV. The longtime president of HBO Documentary Films, who exited the WarnerMedia-owned channel last year, has joined the Viacom-owned network to launch MTV Documentary Films. As part of the channel’s fledgling in-house production banner MTV Studios, the new division is to develop documentaries and specials for […]

Channel 4, HBO partner for ‘Jihadi John’ doc

Months following the success of Michael Jackson two-parter Leaving Neverland, Channel 4 and HBO are again teaming up for a feature doc. The broadcasters have commissioned a film on Kuwait-born British extremist Mohammed Emwazi, better known as Jihadi John. The 90-minute doc promises the inside story of Emwazi’s journey from life as a North London […]

WarnerMedia to reveal details of streaming service in autumn

AT&T chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson has confirmed that WarnerMedia is to unveil its streaming service in the fourth quarter of 2019. During an AT&T earnings call, Stephenson said the company is planning to demonstrate the paid video service to investors in either September or October. “We’re going to give you a detailed look at […]

HBO greenlights Iannucci’s space comedy ‘Avenue 5’

HBO has given a series order to Armando Iannucci’s space comedy pilot Avenue 5, starring Hugh Laurie, Josh Gad, Zach Woods and Nikki Amuka-Bird. Avenue 5 was given a pilot order by HBO last September and was filmed in London. Described as a space tourism comedy, Avenue 5 is set 40 years in the future […]

HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ launch triggers global piracy frenzy

The scale of global content piracy was again underlined this week with revelations that the first episode of the final series of Game Of Thrones was pirated almost 55m times in the first 24 hours after launch, according to analytics firm Muso. By comparison, the show attracted 17.4m viewers in the US via legal means. […]

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