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India’s Viacom18 strikes WBD content deal to stock JioCinema

Reliance-owned Indian broadcaster Viacom18 has struck a deal with Warner Bros. Discovery to bring HBO and Warner Bros content to the JioCinema app. Content to be added to the platform includes shows Succession, Game Of Thrones and the Harry Potter series, with HBO Original, Max Original and Warner Bros. Television series set to debut on […]

Aardman hires NBCU, Warner Bros. alum to lead AVOD & FAST growth strategy

Animation studio Aardman is bolstering its ad-supported operations by hiring former NBCUniversal and Warner Bros. exec Laura Taylor-Williams to a new role leading its digital strategy. Taylor-Williams becomes head of digital & strategic development at Happy The Hoglet and Interstellar Ella outfit Aardman, with a remit to act as the company’s key sales liaison with […]

Apple TV+, BBCS, Disney & ITVS link on Equity’s workplace guidelines

Apple TV+, the BBC, Disney and ITV Studios (ITVS) are among a swathe of companies to have signed up to a new commitment aimed at cutting out bullying, harassment and inappropriate behaviour in TV. The statement comes via UK union Equity and brings together 21 major organisations in the TV industry, both in the UK […]

MIPTV factual round-up – updated throughout the day

Arte & BBC acquire Herzog doc Broadcasters including the BBC in the UK and Arte in France and Germany have acquired Werner Herzog’s new feature documentary The Fire Within: A Requiem for Katia and Maurice Krafft, following deals with distributor Abacus Media Rights. BBC took the 1 x 86-minute series in a pre-sale deal for […]

ITVS’s Cattleya hires Warner Bros. & ‘His Dark Materials’ execs for Spanish arm

ZeroZeroZero and Suburra producer Cattleya has hired veteran producer Denis Pedregosa and Warner Bros. exec Clara Nieto to the senior management team at its year-old Spanish division. Cattleya Producciones, which is led by former Netflix exec Arturo Díaz, was launched last year and specialises in the creation and production of drama for Spain and the […]

Paramount+ in Oz orders format quartet from Banijay & Warner Bros.

ViacomCBS has unveiled a raft of programming for its recently launched streamer Paramount+, including three show based on Banijay-owned formats and a Warner Bros. docuseries. The streamer, which rebranded from 10 All Access in August, has ordered remaked of Hunted, The Bridge and Would I Lie To You, with all three being adapted locally by […]

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 […]

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