Warner Bros. Television Group


Warner Bros. replaces DramaFever SVOD chief with Time Inc. exec

Warner Bros. is replacing DramaFever boss Seung Bak with Time Inc. senior VP of digital Patty Hirsch. The move hands Hirsch control of Warner Bros. Digital Labs (WBDL) as SVP and general manager, and oversight of Korean drama-focused SVOD service DramaFever. She’ll take over from current WBDL chief and DramaFever CEO and co-founder Bak after […]

Warner Bros. UK production bosses step down

The bosses of Warner Bros.’ UK production group are exiting the business. Claire Hungate and Nick Emmerson, managing directors of Warner Bros. Television Production UK (WBTVPUK) will both leave, the studio said today. WBTVPUK is the group formerly known as Shed Media and comprises the Wall to Wall, Twenty Twenty, Ricochet, Yalli and Renegade prodcos. […]

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. […]

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. creates OTT division

Warner Bros. has created a digital networks division that will house the Hollywood studio’s over-the-top assets and lead a push into OTT services. Craig Hunegs will lead Warner Bros. Digital Networks as president, a role he will fulfil alongside his Warner Bros. Television Group president of business and strategy post. Warner Bros.’s sister companies HBO […]

Degeneres, Warner debut digital network

American talkshow powerhouse Ellen DeGeneres has created a digital network and unveiled its debut slate. The Ellen Digital Network has been launched in partnership with Warner Bros. Television Group, and will build on the ellentube video platform, official YouTube channel, her social media following and EllenTV.com, which is the website of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. […]

ABC in ‘unprecedented’ rights deal with Warner

US broadcaster ABC has signed what it describes as an “unprecedented” programme rights agreement with Warner Bros Television. This gives Disney-ABC Television Group’s ABC Entertainment stacking rights to Warner Bros. Television Group-produced series for the 2016/17 and 2017/18 broadcast seasons. This means that ABC will be able to offer all episodes for current seasons of […]

Warner sells first Eyeworks format post-takeover

Warner Bros. has made its first deals for Eyeworks-developed formats following its takeover of the Dutch-based production group last month. Warner Bros. International Television Production has placed nude dating format Adam Looking for Eve to German network RTL and Cuatro in Spain. WBITVP took over sales of Eyeworks formats after Warner Bros. Television Group bought […]

Warner Bros. installs Register at helm of new digital division

Warner Bros. has appointed Sam Register to run a newly-created digital production unit. In the newly-created role of president, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series, Register will lead a new live-action digital content unit, reporting directly to Warner Bros. Television Group president and chief content officer Peter Roth. The studio said he will spearhead […]

Hulu names content boss

US online TV service Hulu has named Craig Erwich as head of content. Erwich, who will take up his new post on April 7, previously oversaw development, production and business operations at Warner Bros Television Group, and has also worked at Fox Broadcasting. He has been involved in creating shows including Pretty Little Liars, The […]