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WarnerMedia’s Greenblatt: HBO Max is “wide open” for global acquisitions, co-pros

WarnerMedia chairman Bob Greenblatt has set out HBO Max’s global ambitions, calling for international acquisitions and co-productions for the forthcoming platform. Speaking at MIPCOM’s ‘Personality of the Year’ keynote on Tuesday (15 October), Greenblatt said there is now “great international programming from around the world that, five or six years ago, would be unheard of”. […]

Showtime swoops for HBO’s cancelled Vice news show

US cable channel Showtime has picked up news magazine series Vice following its HBO cancellation. The ViacomCBS-owned channel has swooped for rights to the 13-part programme, which will debut next spring. HBO pulled the plug on the show, Vice News Tonight, back in June, ending a seven-year relationship with Vice. The series was nominated for […]

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s ‘Fleabag’ helps UK to dominant Emmys display

Killing Eve star Jodie Comer and Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s comedy Fleabag were among the standout winners at the 71st Emmy Awards in LA last night, in what turned out to be a trophy-laden night for UK shows and their stars. Fleabag beat off competition from HBO’s Veep and Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs Maisel to secure the […]

‘Chernobyl’, ‘Game Of Thrones’ win big at Creative Arts Emmys

HBO’s Game Of Thrones and Chernobyl emerged as the top winners at the weekend’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies.  Held across Saturday (14 September) and Sunday nights, the awards salute outstanding artistic and technical achievement in television. The first night’s awards honoured artists and craftspeople in reality, variety special, documentary, animated programme and short-form animation, […]

HBO Max orders zany competition series, promises more unscripted originals

HBO Max has made its first unscripted orders, picking up a pair of eccentric competition series. WarnerMedia’s forthcoming streamer has handed 10-part straight-to-series orders to Legendary and The Greatest Space. Legendary is a fun take on voguing, which is a style of modern dance accompanied by outrageous fashion get-ups, all inspired by the hit Madonna […]

HBO nears pilot order for House Targaryen prequel

HBO is nearing a pilot order for a Game Of Thrones prequel from author George R. R. Martin and Colony co-creator Ryan Condal. According to Deadline, the show will centre on House Targaryen and take place 300 years before the events of the recent series, which concluded in May, shattering records for HBO. Martin created […]

WarnerMedia centralises distribution leadership for HBO, Turner

WarnerMedia has centralised leadership of it distribution business, with a new exec team that has oversight of brands including HBO and Turner.  Long-time execs Sofia Chang and Rich Warren will serve as presidents of WarnerMedia Distribution, with oversight of HBO, forthcoming streamer HBO Max, Cinemax and the Turner channels. The exec will report into Gerhard […]

WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey gets expanded remit at AT&T

WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey has been appointed president and COO of HBO parent group AT&T. The role – which will begin in October – sets up the long-time AT&T exec as the successor to chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson, whom he now reports into. Stankey first joined AT&T in 1985 and has worked across all areas, […]

BBC Two commissions Dolly Parton doc, boards Lena Dunham’s HBO thriller

The BBC has revealed a slate of new projects, including HBO drama Industry, which it has boarded as a co-production partner. Speaking at this week’s Edinburgh TV Festival, BBC Two controller Patrick Holland revealed that the public broadcaster was a partner on the UK-shot financial thriller from Girls creator Lena Dunham, which is currently filming […]

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