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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 […]

LA Screenings: Nine drops Warner Bros. deal

Australia’s Nine Network has let its output deal with Warner Bros. lapse with local reports suggesting the Australian free-to-air broadcaster will reallocate the cash to sport rights. The Australian was the first to report Nine’s Warner Bros. deal has ended and TBI has verified that is the case. The Australian said the output deal cash […]

Burnett, Darnell ask 500 Questions in Cannes

US production gurus Mark Burnett and Mike Darnell will be in Cannes next week at an exclusive preview event for their ABC gameshow 500 Questions. The primetime show’s presenter, CNN’s Richard Quest, will also meet buyers at the event on Monday, April 13. Burnett is exec producer of the ABC show and Darnell creator. The event […]

Netflix bags exclusive SVOD rights to Gotham

Streaming service Netflix has secured exclusive subscription on-demand rights to Warner Bros.’ hot drama Gotham. In what is being described as an “unprecedented” deal, the move represents the first time Netflix has taken first-run rights on a major network series before it has had its linear launch. Amazon has taken a similar approach on CBS […]