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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 […]

Turner ramps up EMEA entertainment originals with new hire

Turner has promoted Anke Greifeneder to a newly created role as VP of original productions for EMEA. The exec is to lead a new regional general entertainment (GE) push for the business, which is to bolster investment in original local GE content. Greifeneder, who currently serves as director of original productions for Central & Eastern […]

Kids round-up: Blue Ant’s ZooMoo launches on Iflix; Xilam taps Superights exec for distribution

Blue Ant Media’s interactive preschool nature channel ZooMoo is launching on iflix this week. Iflix focuses on emerging markets and will make ZooMoo content available in Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Brunei, the Maldives, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. ZooMoo titles Lost!, Animal All Stars, Animal Alphabet, ZooMoo Groove, Got Brains and […]

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 […]

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