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C4 sets up for Rick and Morty premiere, teams up with Adult Swim

Adult Swim’s hit toon Rick and Morty is set to make an exclusive UK premiere on commercial broadcaster Channel 4 (C4), as part of a wider partnership which will include a new programming block on E4 and an Adult Swim branded channel on C4’s VOD platform All 4. The toon’s fourth season will make its UK […]

Turner to use AT&T subscriber data to sell targeted ads

AT&T’s linear channel Turner, which it inherited from its acquisition of Time Warner in 2018, is set to use data from its advertising and analytics division, Xandr, to sell targeted ads on its network. Turner and Xandr will work together to deliver four new ad offerings for marketers. They will look to create more relevant […]

TNT president to head content for WarnerMedia SVOD

TBS and TNT president Kevin Reilly is to lead the content strategy for WarnerMedia’s new streaming service. The exec has been handed an expanded role, and will now serve as chief creative officer for Turner and direct-to-consumer alongside his duties as president of TBS and TNT, where he has helped in launching such titles as […]

WarnerMedia leads 15% revenue rise at AT&T

AT&T’s revenues totalled $45.7bn (£35.44bn) for the third quarter of 2018, up 15% from last year, and largely due to its recent Time Warner acquisition. The newly branded WarnerMedia contributed to $8.2bn in new revenue for the business through its HBO, Turner and Warner Bros. divisions. Turner revenues reached $3bn, up 3.9% year-on-year, while Warner […]

HBO Nordic partners Turner on OTT kids service Toonix

Premium streaming service HBO Nordic, home of series such as Game of Thrones, Westworld and Big Little Lies, has launched a new kids’ and family service Toonix in partnership with Turner EMEA. The new service will be available to consumers on www.hbonordic.com, and via selected distribution partners in the Nordic region. 100% ad free, it will […]

Turner CEO to depart amid AT&T merger

Turner CEO John Martin is to depart the company as AT&T completes its $85bn acquisition of Time Warner. The news was revealed by AT&T Entertainment boss John Stankey in a company memo to staff. He said: “You’ll note that we have changed how Turner is organised given that John Martin will no longer be with […]

Filmstruck launches in France and Spain

Turner and Warner Bros are launching their joint-venture subscription film streaming service, Filmstruck, in France and Spain. The European expansion follows Filmstruck’s February launch in the UK in association with cinema brand Curzon. This was the first international rollout for the SVOD service, which initially launched in the US in 2016. Targeted at movie lovers, […]

Turner’s Adult Swim acquires game developer Big Pixel

Turner-owned Adult Swim has acquired UK-based game developer Big Pixel Studios. This deal is part of the network’s increased investment in gaming and overall commitment to creating more multi-platform content with Adult Swim’s popular IP. Along with other mobile titles for the network, Big Pixel developed the highly successful game Pocket Mortys, based on characters from Adult Swim’s […]

NBCU has ‘best US skinny bundle’ networks

NBCUniversal networks were the group of channels that most US viewers would choose if they had to select package of five channels groups for a ‘skinny TV plan’, according to The Diffusion Group. The research firm found that the ‘big-four’ broadcast network groups occupied the top five slots when viewers were asked which they would […]

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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