Warner Bros. International Television Distribution


Warner Bros. hires Fox exec for UK

Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (WBITVD) has hired former Fox Networks Group UK buyer Toby Etheridge, TBI has learned. The well-known Etheridge has taken the role of executive director of sales for the UK and Ireland at WBITVD, which sells studio programming and movies to broadcasters and streaming services. He will report to Alison Morris, […]

LA Screenings 2017 in pictures

The LA Screenings are over for another year, with most acquisitions executives now back in their home countries assessing what shows they’ll be bidding for in coming weeks. Each studio approaches the week in different ways, but all lay out the good china and buy in the fancy food in a bid to impress their […]

Warner Bros. ups sales vet after Blair promotion

Warner Bros. International Television Distribution has upped veteran commercial exec Phil Goodhew following Robert Blair’s promotion earlier this month. Goodhew has been named senior VP, commercial strategy, WBITVD, expanding his role from an EMEA-focused position to one covering all international territories. This is in line with London-based Blair’s promotion to executive VP, international sales at […]

Int’l execs rise in Warner sales rejig

Robert Blair and Jim Brehm have both landed expanded senior international distribution posts at Warner Bros. Blair (left) becomes executive VP of international sales at Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, while Brehm (below right) has been named EVP, global operations and administration at Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution. They will both report into Jeffrey Schlesinger, […]

Russian nets form pact for Hollywood deals

A trio of Russian broadcasters have allied to group-buy content from the Hollywood studios, according to a local report. Kommersant claims CTC Media, National Media Group and YUTV will team up to drive down costs of buying American programming for their channels. The reports adds the trio will also combine online advertising and TV channel […]

Warner Bros. ups Morris

Warner Bros. has promoted Alison Morris to senior VP, sales UK and Eire. She has been upped from VP at the studio’s sales arm Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (WBITD). Morris sells series, movies and toons to free and pay as well as to digital platforms. She joined WBITD in 2007, having previously been at […]

Warner Bros. ups Canuck sales exec

Warner Bros. International Television Distribution has promoted James Andrews to a sales director position in Canada. Andrews will continue to manage all aspects of sales and distribution to French-Canadian broadcasters and digital services, as well as English-language indie and specialty networks. He will also explore new areas of growth and sales opportunities in French and […]

Warner TV draws for Lethal Weapon

Asian entertainment network Warner TV has unveiled a new season line-up that includes the big ticket series remake of the Lethal Weapon films. Lethal Weapon will go day-and-date with its US debut on Thursday, September 22, as will Blindspot season two (Sept 15), Gotham season three (Sept 20) and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (October 14) […]

Lethal Weapon puts US TV back in ITV primetime

ITV has bought the film-to-TV series adaptation of Lethal Weapon, a major deal that marks the primetime return of US drama to the UK’s largest commercial channel. The UK broadcaster scheduled US series in its ITV primetime in the distant past, before moving to a peak time line-up of local fare in recent years. Lethal […]

Amazon brings Roadies to UK

Amazon Prime Video has bought rock and roll drama Roadies for its UK feed. The Warner Bros.- and Bad Robot Television-produced drama, from director Cameron Crowe, will air in the UK through episodes added on a weekly basis. Each one debuts a day after its US airing on premium cable channel Showtime. Meet the unsung […]

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