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Warner Bros. replaces DramaFever SVOD chief with Time Inc. exec

Warner Bros. is replacing DramaFever boss Seung Bak with Time Inc. senior VP of digital Patty Hirsch. The move hands Hirsch control of Warner Bros. Digital Labs (WBDL) as SVP and general manager, and oversight of Korean drama-focused SVOD service DramaFever. She’ll take over from current WBDL chief and DramaFever CEO and co-founder Bak after […]

TBI Weekly: The OTT ‘arms race’ heats up

This week, it seems that almost every major TV player is claiming their stake in the OTT business and, more so, each player is claiming to be the best. It’s CBS COO Joseph Ianniello who, this week, compared the OTT ecosystem to an arms race, and with the host of competitors joining this space in the […]

Discovery eyes global OTT after closing Scripps deal

Discovery has completed its US$14.6 billion takeover of US cable rival Scripps Networks Interactive, and is now looking to the OTT opportunities the new scale provides. The new look group comprises channels such as Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, TLC, HGTV and Animal Planet among others, and owns over 8,000 hours of programming. Following completion of […]

30 years of TBI: The TBI 100 (1994)

TBI turns 30 this year, and to celebrate we will be publishing a series of archive articles chronicling the evolving television and entertainment landscape since 1988. During the early-to-mid 1990s TBI published The TBI 100, a labour of love that ranked the active media and entertainment companies of the day in order of their scale. […]

US gov’t blocks AT&T’s Time Warner takeover

The US Department for Justice (DoJ) has blocked AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner and filed a lawsuit to prevent it. The justice department has said that the merger, valued at US$85 billion, will reduce competition and raise prices for consumers. Makan Delrahim, the assistant attorney general for the Department for Justice’s antitrust division, said: “It would […]

Game of Thrones fever drives Time Warner growth

The stunning viewing figures for Game of Thrones have pushed Time Warner and its subsidiary, HBO, to significant subscription growth. Premium cable network HBO saw its subscription revenues rise 13% year-on-year, its highest quarterly growth in 13 years. Revenues for the three months to September 30 at HBO were US$1.6 billion, up on the US$1.43 […]

HBO Nordic teams with Turner for kids OTT service

HBO Nordic and Turner EMEA have joined forces to create Toonix, a kids-focused OTT service. Toonix is a new brand Turner EMEA has created for the 3-12s market. The service brings together Time Warner-owned sister companies HBO and Turner. Leading Turner execs are known to have been keen on closer cooperation for some years. Toonix […]

CEO brushes off Comcast concerns

NBCUniversal (NBCU) parent Comcast is in rude health despite a recent stock price drop, according to its CEO. Comcast’s market cap recently fell around US$16 billion after a predicted loss of up 150,000 video customers in Q3 was revealed. Those losses were in part was related to Hurricane Irma battering Florida and Texas, and the […]

Vimeo names new CEO

Vimeo, the ad-free open video platform and operating business of IAC, has appointed Anjali Sud as chief executive officer. Sud was previously general manager and senior vice president of Vimeo’s flagship creator business. She has taken over the role from Vimeo’s interim CEO, Joey Levin, who remains chief executive of IAC. Levin had taken on […]

AT&T plans reshuffle post Time Warner deal

AT&T is planning organisational changes to follow the US$85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc. The first move will see a redefined role for CEO Randall Stephenson, according to Bloomberg, which first reported the story. Stephenson will become executive chairman and oversee a pair of CEOs who will independently manage the company’s telecommunications and media […]

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