Jeffrey Schlesinger


Warner Bros. ups sales vet after Blair promotion

Warner Bros. International Television Distribution has upped veteran commercial exec Phil Goodhew following Robert Blair’s promotion earlier this month. Goodhew has been named senior VP, commercial strategy, WBITVD, expanding his role from an EMEA-focused position to one covering all international territories. This is in line with London-based Blair’s promotion to executive VP, international sales at […]

Int’l execs rise in Warner sales rejig

Robert Blair and Jim Brehm have both landed expanded senior international distribution posts at Warner Bros. Blair (left) becomes executive VP of international sales at Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, while Brehm (below right) has been named EVP, global operations and administration at Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution. They will both report into Jeffrey Schlesinger, […]

Warner Bros. restructures UK production

Warner Bros. is reorganising following the news that its UK production bosses are leaving. Its UK-based prodcos will sit within its international production division under Ronald Goes under the new structure. The UK operations span Wall to Wall, Twenty Twenty, Ricochet, Yalli and Renegade. They became part of Warner Bros. Television Production UK (WBTVPUK) after Warner Bros. took […]

TVN inks new Warner Bros. deal

Polish broadcaster TVN has agreed a new deal with Warner Bros., covering the studios TV series and features. The agreement gives TVN the free TV and basic pay rights to a raft of new and catalogue titles. Series included in the deal include Lethal Weapon (pictured) and Lucifer. Feature films include The Lego Movie, Godzilla, American Sniper, Fantastic […]

Warner Bros. secures volume deal with Globo

Warner Bros. has signed a multi-year free TV deal with Brazilian broadcaster Globo. This will see Warner Bros. International Television Distribution providing the network will feature films such as Mad Max: Fury Road and Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, and TV series including Gotham, The Flash and Supergirl. The deal is a boon for Warner […]

OSN strikes Warner Bros. output deal

OSN has struck a new output deal with Warner Bros, with the deal giving the Middle Eastern pay TV platform exclusive rights to a raft of TV and film content from the studio. The pair already had a programming deal, with the new agreement running until 2020. OSN will show several series day-and-date with the […]

Comedy Central keeps in contact with Friends

Comedy Central UK has retained local rights to evergreen American sitcom Friends for another four years. The Viacom International Media Networks-owned pay channel first broadcast Friends in 2011 after E4 had relinquished rights. A new deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution means Comedy Central remains the show’s exclusive UK home. Comedy Central said 32.1 […]

ProSiebenSat.1 grows Warner pact

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has extended its licensing agreement with US studio Warner Bros. The deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution means ProSiebenSat.1 will continue to run Warner blockbuster movies and TV series for “years to come”, the companies revealed, though no other details were provided. This includes upcoming films Batman vs. Superman, Tarzan and […]

Shooting down the pirates

As startling new statistics reveal the scale of the illegal sharing of TV shows, TBI talks to the people on the frontline who are finding new ways tackle the illegal sharing of programmes, and to those distributing content about what they can do to stem the flow of piracy. When technology firm CEG Tek International […]

Amazon cuts UK TV content deal with Warner Bros.

Amazon Prime Instant Video has sealed a deal with Warner Bros. for UK rights to a raft of the studios drama series. Prime Instant Video is replacing the Lovefilm brand in the UK this week. As the rebranding gets underway, Amazon has agreed a multiyear deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. Under the terms […]

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