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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 […]

Fox axes Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Hulu eyes its revival

Fox has cancelled three popular comedies including Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which Hulu and other US players are eyeing for revival. Other titles axed in the move include popular sitcom The Last Man on Earth and The Mick, which is ending its reign after two seasons. There has been public outcry over Fox’s decision to cancel Brooklyn […]

Interview: Turner content chief Kevin Reilly

Veteran US executive Kevin Reilly is in bullish mood, and for fair reason. When he joined Turner in November 2014, cable channels TBS and TNT were both highly profitable, but a bit old-fashioned – reliant on sports, procedurals and re-runs, and Reilly believed they needed updating before time caught up with them. Things are very […]

YouTube TV ups price and adds Turner channels

YouTube TV is set to up its price from US$35 to US$40 per month, has added a host of Turner channels, and plans to up its sports output. The news came as YouTube said it will also expand its over-the-top pay TV service to 100 top US markets in the coming weeks. YouTube is adding […]

Programming duo rises at TBS

TBS, the Turner US cable channel, has promoted two key executives in Brett Weitz’s programming team. Thom Hinkle has been upped to executive VP of original programming, while Jeniffer Kim becomes senior VP of original programming. They will both continue to report to Weitz, who has lead TBS’s programming efforts as EVP since former Fox […]

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