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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 […]

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 […]

TNT becomes US home of All Elite Wrestling

Alternative wrestling league All Elite Wrestling (AEW) has secured US broadcast distribution via a deal with WarnerMedia’s TNT.  The channel is to give AEW a weekly primetime slot, launching later this year — an arrangement that marks the first time in decades that wrestling has been broadcast on TNT. Fledgling independent wrestling collective AEW is […]

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 […]

TNT greenlights live medical crowdsourcing show from Lionsgate

Turner-owned pay-TV channel TNT has greenlit medical crowdsourcing series M.D. Live from Lionsgate Television. The two-hour weekly show will feature patients dealing with a variety of medical conditions and receiving care from a panel of doctors, who will have in-studio discussions and ask viewers for their feedback. During the show, audiences are encouraged to engage […]

TNT orders The Alienist sequel

TNT has ordered The Angel of Darkness, a new limited series based on the sequel to best-selling author Caleb Carr’s The Alienist. The Alienist TV series has reached more than 50 million people across platforms, according to TNT. It has also earned six Emmy Award nominations, including outstanding limited series. The title is a turn-of-the-century […]

Turner LatAm signs up for Last Cop adaptation Falco

Turner Latin America has signed an agreement with LatAm content company Spiral International to bring the Mexican drama series Falco, based on Red Arrow Studio International’s scripted format The Last Cop, to its Latin American cable entertainment channel TNT. The new Spanish-language version (15 x 1 hour, and a feature length pilot) will hit screens […]

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 […]

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