Warner Bros. Discovery

WBD & Paramount end potential merger talks, report claims

Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount are no looking at a potential merger, according to CNBC. WBD’s chief David Zaslav and Paramount’s Bob Bakish met up in New York City late last year to discuss a potential merger but talks will go no further, according to the US business site citing sources close to the negotiations. […]

WBD posts $103m streaming profit in 2023, studio & network revenues declines

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) has posted a turnaround in its streaming fortunes with a $103m DTC profit for 2023, though the business posted an overall decline in revenues. If sustained, the streaming gains would mark a significant climb back from the near $2.1bn loss of 2022, with CEO David Zaslav arguing that the company is […]

Newen Studios hires former WBD exec Pierre Branco, with Romain Bessi exiting

Newen Studios has hired former Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) exec Pierre Branco to lead the French company, with incumbent Romain Bessi stepping down. Branco, who was previously country manager for WBD in France, Benelux and Africa, will take on his new role at the TF1-owned company in April. Rodolphe Belmer, chairman & CEO at TF1, […]

TBI Weekly: How three deals underline opportunity in a turbulent market

It has been a busy week of news over the past seven days, from the streamlining of Sky Studios in the UK to the imminent exit of BBC Studios Production CEO Ralph Lee. But three seemingly disparate deals around the world reflect the opportunities that lie behind the recent headlines of job cuts and spending […]

TBI Weekly: All eyes on the buyers

We might only be in early February but it already feels as if 2024 will go down as a year of marketplace contraction, with fewer originals being commissioned worldwide and reduced spends. Despite this, there are still deals being done and specific content being sought. New acquisition opportunities are opening as many companies return to […]

Warner Bros. Discovery reveals ‘three category’ approach for Max in Europe

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) is to tailor its launch of streamer Max in Europe into three categories, with the product tailored across the 22 markets in which it is being rolled out. Speaking at the OTT Question Time event at the British Museum yesterday, Leah Hooper Rosa, SVP, head of streaming EMEA at WBD, said […]

Warner Bros. Discovery streamer HBO GO expands in Asia with launch on Taiwan Mobile

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) has partnered with telco company Taiwan Mobile to launch its regional streaming service HBO GO on the service. HBO GO will be available on Taiwan Mobile devices from today, 1 February, allowing subscribers to watch local HBO Asia originals, such as Taiwanese comedy-drama The Accidental Influencer, which will debut on 10 […]

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