Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution

Ex-Warner Bros. distribution boss launches Former Bros. consultancy firm

Ex-Warner Bros. distribution chief Jeffrey Schlesinger has launched a new strategic advisory company, with the appropriately named Former Bros. Media apparently taking a cheeky jab at his one-time employers. Schlesinger, who most recently served as president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution, exited the studio in 2021 after 37 years with the US giant, amid […]

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 […]

TBI Weekly: US studios brace for tough questions from global buyers

As major US studios prepare to reveal their new scripted wares to international buyers, there is an atmosphere of confusion and disorganisation in Los Angeles as the terms of trade hang in the balance.  It may still be May but June gloom has descended upon many international execs at this year’s LA Screenings, which is […]

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, […]

TVN inks new Warner Bros. deal

Polish broadcaster TVN has agreed a new deal with Warner Bros., covering the studios TV series and features. The agreement gives TVN the free TV and basic pay rights to a raft of new and catalogue titles. Series included in the deal include Lethal Weapon (pictured) and Lucifer. Feature films include The Lego Movie, Godzilla, American Sniper, Fantastic […]

Sales veteran Patel upped at Warner Bros.

Roni Patel has been upped to senior VP at the distribution arm of Hollywood studio Warner Bros. She is now SVP, sales, Nordic, Benelux and Middle East at Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution (WBITD). In the new role, she continues to report to Robert Blair, executive VP, Europe, Middle East and Africa, WBITD. Patel sells […]

ITV brings Darnell-Burnett gameshow to UK

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has commissioned a local version of Mike Darnell and Mark Burnett’s big-ticket gameshow 500 Questions. ITV plans to launch its version in a primetime slot next year, with Warner Bros. Television Production UK-owned Wall to Wall producing a four-episode season. Wall to Wall stablemate Warner Bros. International Television Distribution sells the […]

OSN strikes Warner Bros. output deal

OSN has struck a new output deal with Warner Bros, with the deal giving the Middle Eastern pay TV platform exclusive rights to a raft of TV and film content from the studio. The pair already had a programming deal, with the new agreement running until 2020. OSN will show several series day-and-date with the […]

TVNZ stocks up on US drama

Kiwi pubcaster TVNZ has unveiled its new season line-up, revealing a raft of US series pick-ups. The free-to-air broadcaster has bought The Muppets from Disney Media Distribution. The series, which launches on ABC in the US this fall, was one of the buzziest from this year’s LA Screenings. Also from Disney, TVNZ has The Catch […]