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“Broken” streaming model is “devaluing content”, say global execs

The “broken” streaming model is leading to a “huge devaluing of content”, execs argued at the second annual Media & Entertainment Leaders Summit in London today. With global streamers increasingly cutting back on their content spend and moving away from the D2C model with a return to third-party sales, a panel of execs from Liberty […]

ITV ‘of course’ looking again at ‘great business’ All3Media, says Carolyn McCall

ITV CEO Carolyn McCall has confirmed that the broadcaster is looking again at a potential acquisition of Traitors producer All3Media, describing the company as “a great business”. All3, which is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery and Liberty Global, went on the block earlier this year and ITV had initially been the frontrunner to buy the […]

WBD & Liberty Global reportedly eyeing $1.26bn All3Media sale

All3Media, the UK production giant behind titles such as The Traitors and Three Identical Strangers, is reportedly going on sale for around £1bn ($1.26bn). Joint owners Warner Bros. Disovery (WBD) and Liberty Global, who each have a 50% stake in the company are looking at a range of options, including selling their stakes to a […]

Exclusive: Liberty Global CEO on studio consolidation, All3Media & streaming winners

US studio consolidation will likely wittle down the number of streamers within three years as services find it increasingly tough to survive, according to Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries. The exec, speaking to TBI at SeriesFest in Denver, said the number of streamers would decline as smaller players found it hard to “maintain momentum”. “There […]

Exclusive: All3Media co-owner Liberty Global has ‘no plans’ to sell UK superindie

All3Media co-owner Liberty Global has no plans to sell its stake in the UK-based production giant despite the merger between fellow co-owner Discovery and WarnerMedia, according to the telco’s CEO. Rumours have been swirling in the UK that All3 could be about to be put on the block, with insiders questioning where the company fits […]

Digging into Discovery+’s first six months in the UK

The launch of Discovery+ six months ago provided an early indication of how the factual giant’s global SVOD would look. Richard Middleton speaks to UK & Nordic boss James Gibbons about streaming, channels and why entertainment is as important as fact. The recent launch of streaming service Discovery+ has been closely watched by those with even […]

All3 buys ‘Our Planet’ & ‘Perfect Planet’ producer Silverback Films

All3Media has acquired blue chip natural history producer Silverback Films, the UK-based firm behind The Hunt, Our Planet and David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet. The company, which was founded in 2012 by former BBC producers Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, is also behind upcoming BBC and Discovery five-parter A Perfect Planet, which will premiere […]

O2 & Virgin Media confirm merger, plan to invest $12bn on ‘converged platform’

Telefonica and Liberty Global have confirmed the merger of their UK operations. The 50-50 merger will see Telefonica’s O2 and Liberty Global’s Virgin Media come together under one roof to create what the companies say will be a “a stronger fixed and mobile competitor in the UK market.” The deal, expected to close in the […]

Liberty Global’s Telenet teams up with DPG Media to launch ‘Flemish Netflix’

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet has joined forces with DPG Media, the owner of commercial broadcaster VTM, to build a new streaming service with local and international content. Telenet said that the pair want to respond as effectively as possible to changing viewing habits and to offer a local alternative to international streaming giants. […]

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