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WarnerMedia names streaming strategy exec Priya Dogra to lead Turner, HBO in EMEA & APAC

HBO Max operator WarnerMedia has appointed Priya Dogra, one of its key execs advising on direct-to-consumer strategy, as president of its entertainment networks including Turner and HBO across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Dogra, who will become president of WarnerMedia entertainment networks for EMEA and APAC, replaces the outgoing Giorgio Stock, who stepped […]

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 […]

ViacomCBS hires former Turner exec Jaime Ondarza for Europe role

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has appointed former Turner exec Jaime Ondarza as EVP and general manager of France, Iberia, Italy, the Middle East, Greece and Turkey. Ondarza joins ViacomCBS Networks Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia (EMEAA) having spent almost 20 years at Turner, including more than six as SVP of Southern Europe & Africa. […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Breaking down the numbers for 2019/20

2019 might seem like a different world to the Covid-19 dominated landscape we live in today, but the flurry of annual results revealed by US and European majors over recent weeks have provided an illuminating set of insights into how the content business is changing. Tim Westcott and Kia Ling Teoh, analysts at TBI sibling […]

Cartoon Network, Adult Swim chief Christina Miller latest to exit WarnerMedia

WarnerMedia exec Christina Miller, who oversees Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Boomerang, is to leave the company after 15 years. Miller is to depart at the end of the year, with her exit the latest in a flurry of senior management departures since AT&T took over Time Warner. She had headed […]

Germany’s Leonine acquires Wiedemann & Berg TV from Endemol Shine

German studio Leonine has struck a deal to acquire Wiedemann & Berg TV (W&B TV), the Endemol Shine Group-owned company behind Netflix drama hit Dark. The prodco, founded by Quirin Berg and Max Wiedemann in 2009 in partnership with Endemol, will become part of the Leonine Production division, which already houses Wiedemann & Berg Film. […]

WarnerMedia centralises distribution leadership for HBO, Turner

WarnerMedia has centralised leadership of it distribution business, with a new exec team that has oversight of brands including HBO and Turner.  Long-time execs Sofia Chang and Rich Warren will serve as presidents of WarnerMedia Distribution, with oversight of HBO, forthcoming streamer HBO Max, Cinemax and the Turner channels. The exec will report into Gerhard […]

Turner’s Giorgio Stock rises at WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks

Giorgio Stock has been appointed president of WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, distribution and ad sales for EMEA and APAC. The former Turner exec will oversee all entertainment networks, distribution of all networks, advertising sales and kids networks operations in Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific region. The London-based exec will continue to report into […]

WarnerMedia to reveal details of streaming service in autumn

AT&T chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson has confirmed that WarnerMedia is to unveil its streaming service in the fourth quarter of 2019. During an AT&T earnings call, Stephenson said the company is planning to demonstrate the paid video service to investors in either September or October. “We’re going to give you a detailed look at […]

Tencent, Turner team for Tuzki emoticon drama

Chinese streaming giant Tencent has greenlit Second Time is a Charm, a Chinese drama starring the popular WeChat emoticon Tuzki. The famous rabbit IP is owned by Turner Asia Pacific. Its use has been licensed to Tencent for the series and, as part of the agreement, Turner has also made a financial investment in the […]

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