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The CW names Mark Pedowitz as chairman & CEO

Warner Bros. Entertainment and ViacomCBS have promoted Mark Pedowitz to become chairman and CEO at the companies’ jointly owned US channel, The CW Network. Pedowitz will oversee all creative and business aspects of the network, which he joined as president in 2011 having previously headed up ABC Studios. Since then he has expanded its primetime […]

Ex-Netflix exec joins Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. Digital Networks (WBDN) has expanded with a trio of hires, including hiring a former Netflix original content exec. Eric Besner, Greg Salter and Katie Soo have all joined the Warner Bros. Entertainment division, reporting to executive VP of WBDN Jay Levine. Besner has been named senior VP of business development, working on a […]

More on creation of global anti-piracy coalition ACE

Execs from the 30 global entertainment companies that have come together to form anti-piracy body the Alliance of Creativity and Entertainment explains why they are involved in the initiative   “BBC Worldwide invests in, commercialises, and showcases content from the BBC around the world and champions British creativity globally. It is the lifeblood of our business […]

Warner Bros. int’l exec exits after 42 years

Warner Bros. is saying goodbye to one of its longest-serving international executives. Richard Fox has been with the Burbank studio for 42 years, spending the last quarter of a century as executive VP of international. He will leave this summer, according to Warner Bros. Entertainment chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara, who made the announcement. Fox […]

Hooq launches in Singapore

Video streaming service Hooq has launched in Singapore. Hooq has struck a deal with one of its own owners, Singtel, whereby the latter’s pre-paid mobile customers will be able to access it has part of a bundled package with data. Bundles for post-paid and fixed-line broadband customers are set to follow in the coming months. […]

Warner Bros. to acquire Machinima outright

Warner Bros. Entertainment is taking full control of gaming-focused multichannel network Machinima. The Burbank-based studio led an US$18 million funding round in Machinima in 2014, and has been consistently linked with a full takeover since then. It has now signed an agreement. Past investors include Redpoint Ventures, MK Capital, former chairman and CEO Allan Debevoise. […]

Sky Germany makes pop-up Harry Potter channel

Sky in Germany is due to launch a pop-up Harry Potter channel that will show all eight Warner Bros. Entertainment films starring the boy wizard. Sky Cinema HD Harry Potter will run from November 4 to 20, with the channel to coincide with the November 17 cinema release of Harry Potter spin-off movie Fantastic Beasts […]

Rosenblum joins Disney in ‘major reorganisation’

Veteran executive Bruce Rosenblum has joined The Walt Disney Company as part of a “major reorganisation” of the Disney-ABC Television Group. The former Warner Bros. Television and Legendary Television and Digital Media chief has been named president, business operations at Disney-ABC. The role is a new one aimed at bolstering revenues. Rosenblum will have direct […]

Warner Bros. names first China chief

Warner Bros. Entertainment has named veteran Chinese technology and entertainment industry executive Gillian Zhao as its first Chinese boss. Zhao, who was most recently atop film company Wanda Pictures and senior assistant to the president of the Wanda Culture Group, has become Warner’s executive VP and managing director of China. This puts her in charge […]

Netflix extends CW content pact

Netflix will remain the exclusive US subscription on-demand home of programming from broadcast network The CW following a new agreement. The pair have concluded a deal that will see shows such as The 100, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin made available to Netflix subscribers in their entirety eight days after their finale. Also included […]

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