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Warner Bros. appoints new TV leadership team

Industry veterans Susan Rovner and Brett Paul have been appointed as presidents of the company’s television arm. The pair will serve as joint-presidents of Warner Bros. Television (WBTV) while continuing their tenure as presidents of Warner Horizon Scripted Television (WHSTV), roles they have held since March 2014. Rovner and Paul will be responsible for the […]

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 […]

AT&T boss: WarnerMedia will take back ‘Friends’ for its SVOD

AT&T boss Randall Stephenson has said that the business will pull back titles such as Friends and The Big Bang Theory for its own platforms in the near future.  Speaking at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Communications Conference in Boston on Tuesday (14 May), the exec highlighted that WarnerMedia’s “key video product” will be integral in driving revenue […]

WarnerMedia to reveal details of streaming service in autumn

AT&T chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson has confirmed that WarnerMedia is to unveil its streaming service in the fourth quarter of 2019. During an AT&T earnings call, Stephenson said the company is planning to demonstrate the paid video service to investors in either September or October. “We’re going to give you a detailed look at […]

Warner Bros. chief exits amid misconduct scandal

Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara has stepped down following an investigation into a casting couch scandal involving a British actor.  The exec’s extramarital involvement with British actor Charlotte Kirk – the subject of a 2017 investigation by the studio that found no wrongdoing on behalf of Tsujihara – resurfaced via a lengthy Hollywood […]

Disney hires ex-Warner exec to lead restructured TV unit

Disney Television Studios has hired former Warner Bros. exec Craig Hunegs to lead the business once the acquisition of 21st Century Fox closes. As president Hunegs will be in charge of all areas of the studio’s operations, including ABC Studios, ABC Signature, Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios. He will report to […]

UK Screenings: Warner Bros. bets on US primetime

Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) makes its debut at UK Screenings this year, with the studio’s global division presenting three punchy primetime formats premiering in the US across the next month The involvement of WBITVP – which is sharing a venue with ITV Studios – is a reflection of the “range and breadth” of […]

Warner Bros. Germany teams with Wishlist creators

Warner Bros. International Television Production in Germany (WBITG) has partnered with the creators of web series Wishlist, Marc Schießer, Marcel Becker-Neu and Tobias Lohf, for a new drama series. The creators, and founders of prodco Outside the Club, gained popularity in Germany for Wishlist – a web series which sees a mysterious app land in the hands of […]

Warner Bros. digital networks boss to exit

Craig Hunegs, who serves as president of business and strategy at Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) and president of its digital networks (WBDN), has revealed that he will leave the studio by the end of the year. Hunegs, has led the build-out of Warner Bros. OTT services and was instrumental to the launch of Warner’s […]

CBS hands put pilot order for comedy from Crazy Rich Asians author

US broadcaster CBS has ordered a put pilot for a multi-cam comedy from Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan. The comedy, which is entitled The Emperor Of Malibu, follows a Shanghai-based family with “new money” and an East Coast American family with “old money” who must learn to get along when their children get married. […]

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