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SPT takes global rights to Japanese lifehack show ‘Time Is Money’

A Japanese celebrity-skewing format from Ninja Warrior creators Tokyo Broadcasting System Television (TBS) has been picked up for global distribution by Sony Pictures Television (SPT). Time Is Money – The Celebrity Lifehack Show is based on the TBS primetime show Jitan Seikatsu Guide Show, which is based around a panel of celebrities who show off their favourite […]

WarnerMedia’s TBS links with BuzzFeed for ‘The Sims’ reality show

WarnerMedia’s US cabler TBS has linked up with Buzzfeed to launch a reality show based on the classic life simulation game The Sims. The Sims Spark’d is a four-episode show that will follow 12 players as they compete in both skills and elimination challenges in a bid to impress celebrity judges and win a $100,000 […]

WarnerMedia tweaks TBS, TNT & truTV teams as Thom Hinkle exits

WarnerMedia is rejigging the senior programming team at TBS, TNT and truTV following the exit of head of original content Thom Hinkle after less than a year in the role. Hinkle, who took up the job in October, is being replaced by Sam Linsky and Adrienne O’Riain, who will now jointly oversee scripted originals. Linksky […]

WarnerMedia’s TBS adapts South Korean social media format for US

WarnerMedia’s US cable network TBS is preparing to launch a local version of a South Korean talent format, with the exec who took The Masked Singer to America attached as exec producer. Celebrity Show-Off is based on MBC’s format My Little Television, which follows contestants as they attempt to claim the highest number of views […]

TBI Weekly: Pulling back the curtain on HBO Max

When the major US studios and tech giants unveiled plans to launch their own streamers, no one knew quite what that meant. Fast-forward two years, and things are becoming much clearer. Disney+ is going global with a smorgasbord of library content and an array of originals such as The Mandalorian; Apple TV has unveiled a […]

Corie Henson leaves Fox to oversee unscripted for WarnerMedia’s TBS, TNT & truTV

WarnerMedia has appointed former Fox and Electus exec Corie Henson to head up unscripted for its TBS, TNT and truTV brands. Henson becomes EVP and head of unscripted programming for the three networks, with a remit across creative development and production. She reports into Brett Weitz, general manager of TBS, TNT and truTV. She was […]

TNT, TBS unscripted chief exits to launch WarnerMedia-backed label

Head of unscripted at US cablers TNT and TBS Michael Bloom is stepping down from his role after signing a production deal with Warner Media, marking the latest exec rejig at the AT&T-owned outfit. Bloom’s newly formed prodco Bongo Pictures has struck a first-look deal with WarnerMedia following three years in his current role at […]

Warner Media’s HBO Max strikes rich deal for ‘The Big Bang Theory’

WarnerMedia’s forthcoming streamer HBO Max has snapped up exclusive rights to hit comedy The Big Bang Theory after striking a deal with sibling studio Warner Bros. HBO Max has struck a five-year agreement that will see all 12 seasons of the series, totalling 279 episodes, become available on the streamer from its launch in spring […]

WarnerMedia unveils streamer HBO Max’s content plans

WarnerMedia has named its soon-to-launch streaming service HBO Max and unveiled its programming slate, which will include 10,000 hours of content ranging from classic comedy Friends to new original shows. The streamer will house series including Batwoman (pictured) and Katy Keene from Warner Bros TV, which will debut on The CW and then be added […]

Top US cable entertainment channel rankings unveiled

USA Network, home of The Sinner and Banijay’s forthcoming Temptation Island reboot, was the most watched ad-supported cable entertainment channel Stateside in 2018. The network marks its 13th year at the top of Nielsen’s annual rankings for cable entertainment channels in non-news and non-sports categories. It garnered an average of 1.48m across total viewers and […]

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