TBI Weekly: All eyes on the buyers

We might only be in early February but it already feels as if 2024 will go down as a year of marketplace contraction, with fewer originals being commissioned worldwide and reduced spends. Despite this, there are still deals being done and specific content being sought. New acquisition opportunities are opening as many companies return to […]

Warner Bros. Discovery reveals ‘three category’ approach for Max in Europe

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) is to tailor its launch of streamer Max in Europe into three categories, with the product tailored across the 22 markets in which it is being rolled out. Speaking at the OTT Question Time event at the British Museum yesterday, Leah Hooper Rosa, SVP, head of streaming EMEA at WBD, said […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: How US streamers compared for hours & titles in Q3 2023

US-based streamers have been adjusting their catalogues over the past year, resulting in some notable shifts in the amount of content carried by key players. Omdia’s Tim Westcott dissects the data to pull out the key findings. Streamers in the US found it tough going last year as strikes, rising production costs and a focus […]

Max in Spain unveils first entertainment shows with ‘Peking Express’ & naked duo

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) has unveiled the first entertainment formats for its soon-to-launch Max streamer in Spain, with reboots of Peking Express and two shows featuring naked contestants on the slate. Local adaptations of Naked And Afraid and Naked Attraction have been revealed alongside a new version of long-running series Peking Express, with all three […]

Max goes ‘Chasing Flavor’ with new Carla Hall-hosted food series

Warner Bros. Discovery streamer Max has commissioned Chasing Flavor, a new unscripted food & travel series hosted by celebrity chef Carla Hall. Produced by Fremantle’s Original Productions and launching on 1 February, the 6 x 30-minute series follows Hall as her curiosity about America’s most delicious dishes – from chicken pot pie to ice cream […]

Max joins YouTube’s Primetime Channels in US, strikes Vodafone pact in Spain

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD)’s streamer Max has joined YouTube’s Primetime Channels in the US and is expanding its reach in Spain following a deal with Vodafone. WBD said launching Max on Primetime Channels would make it easier for viewers to easily watch content from multiple streaming services without having to jump from app to app, […]

Scripted round-up: ‘Leverage: Redemption’ moves to Prime Video; Netflix enters ‘Ransom Canyon’; Apple TV+ renews ‘Foundation’

‘Leverage: Redemption’ moves to Prime Video with S3 renewal Amazon MGM Studios has renewed the heist-drama series Leverage: Redemption for a third season, with the show also moving to SVOD Prime Video from AVOD Freevee. The series, produced by Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment, is also bringing John Rogers on as showrunner and executive producer for […]

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