Warner Bros. International Television Distribution

Warner Bros. rejigs TV distribution with Australia-based Tony Cornish set to depart

Warner Bros. has rejigged its Worldwide Television Distribution team in South East Asia, with a promotion for South Korea-based Jae H. Chang and the departure of long-standing Sydney-based exec Tony Cornish. Chang becomes SVP for South East Asia and Korea sales at Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (WBITD) and will continue to report to Robert […]

Globo, Warner Bros. strike multi-year film pact

Warner Bros. International Television Distribution and Brazilian broadcaster Globo have struck a multi-year renewal deal to exclusively broadcast the studio’s films on free-to-air TV. The package includes films such as A Star Is Born, Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindewald, The Meg, Ocean’s 8, and Rampage, among others. The agreement also gives Globo broadcasting rights to […]

Lionsgate UK taps senior Warner Bros. exec for sales

Lionsgate UK has hired Warner Bros. veteran Nicky Wood (pictured) as senior vice president and head of Europe, Middle East and Africa sales. Based in London, Wood will be responsible for heading up Lionsgate UK’s international television sales efforts to a broad range of digital and linear platforms in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. […]

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 […]

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