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Netflix doc ‘Octopus Teacher’ drives streamer to Oscars success

Disney and Netflix have emerged as the big winners at the Oscars, with the two companies sharing 12 statuettes between them. Netflix, which last week revealed a shock decline in subscriber growth, took home seven prizes in total having been nominated for a record 36 awards. The streamer – whose Oscars haul before yesterday’s event […]

Netflix, Lionsgate extend LA production pause as Covid spreads

Netflix and Lionsgate have become the latest companies to expand the production pause in LA as the pandemic spreads across California. US studios including CBS, Sony Pictures Television, Warner Bros., Universal TV and Disney’s 20th Television have all paused production over recent weeks as Covid cases spiked across LA. Netflix has now delayed production on […]

Warner Bros. names Amy Friedman as new kids & family boss

US studio Warner Bros. has appointed Amy Friedman to the newly created role of head of kids & family programming. Sundance Feniger has also been upped to head of digital enterprises for Warner Bros. global kids, young adults and classics, in the latest management restructure announced by parent group WarnerMedia. Both will report to Tom […]

WarnerMedia restructures senior team in India, Southeast Asia & Korea

WarnerMedia International has revealed its new consolidated leadership team across India, Southeast Asia and Korea, which will be headed by Clement Schwebig. The move comes as part of the AT&T-owned company’s ongoing global restructuring to focus on streaming operations, and will unite WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, which comprises the legacy Turner and HBO businesses, with Warner […]

WarnerMedia reveals UK & Ireland senior team, with John Stanley departing

WarnerMedia has unveiled a newly-formed TV & digital distribution team in the UK & Ireland under recently appointed chief Polly Cochrane, with long-standing Warner Bros. exec John Stanley set to leave the company. Stanley, who has headed Warner Bros. home entertainment operations in the UK, Ireland, Spain and the Nordics for the past 14 years, will […]

TBI Weekly: Supersized restructuring reflects global streaming revolution

Covid-19’s impact on the global TV industry is going to be felt for years to come and the changes it has brought about are myriad. Yet while the focus at the start of the pandemic was largely on the impact on production and dwindling ad revenues for broadcasters, the repercussions more recently have seen a […]

Warner Bros. UK & Ireland chief Josh Berger exits, Polly Cochrane promoted

Warner Bros. UK, Ireland and Spain president & MD Josh Berger is stepping down after more than 30 years at the company, with Polly Cochrane promoted to take up part of his remit. Berger, who is also president of Harry Potter Global Franchise Development, will leave in December, with Cochrane – who was most recently EVP […]

NBCU set to name Warner Bros. exec Susan Rovner as entertainment chief

NBCUniversal (NBCU) is poised to unveil its new entertainment chief, following the company-wide restructure last month. Warner Bros. TV’s Susan Rovner, who has been rumoured to be in the running for the top job over recent months, has been appointed to take the newly created role at NBCU and will report to Mark Lazarus. NBCU […]

WarnerMedia rejigs with Jay Levine promoted & Warner Bros. digital chief exiting

WarnerMedia’s ongoing restructuring has continued with the promotion of Warner Bros. alum Jay Levine and the exit of digital chief Thomas Gewecke. Levine, who becomes chief strategy officer & EVP of business operations across its studios and networks, has been with Warner Bros. for more than a decade and was most recently EVP of TV business […]

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