Warner Media

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 […]

HBO Max costs AT&T $1.2bn after ‘Friends’ and others taken off US market

Soon-to-launch US streamer HBO Max has cost AT&T’s WarnerMedia over US$1bn in forgone revenue, the operator’s quarterly results have revealed. By ensuring content such as Friends could exclusively be streamed on the service, WarnerMedia missed out on over $1.2bn in licencing revenue during the quarter. The service also cost Warner $500m in lost Earnings before […]

Online TV sales platform Vuulr goes global

Online programme sales platform Vuulr has rolled out internationally after launching across Asia in January 2019. The Singapore-headquartered Vuulr features TV and film content from producers and distributors including Sony, Picture Tree International, Banijay Rights, Warner Media, CNN and Toonz Media Group, comprising over 30,000 hours across over 60 genres and 70 languages. Buyers registered […]

HBO Max strikes development deal to visit ‘The Beach’

HBO Max has agreed a script development deal for The Beach, a one-hour drama based on the book Beach Lane by author Melissa de la Cruz. Life Sentence creators Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith are writing and executive producing alongside Vampire Diaries co-creator Julie Plec through her Warner Bros. TV-based My So-Called Company, Leslie Morgenstein […]

WarnerMedia unveils streamer HBO Max’s content plans

WarnerMedia has named its soon-to-launch streaming service HBO Max and unveiled its programming slate, which will include 10,000 hours of content ranging from classic comedy Friends to new original shows. The streamer will house series including Batwoman (pictured) and Katy Keene from Warner Bros TV, which will debut on The CW and then be added […]

JJ Abrams close to US$500m AT&T deal

Star Wars and Cloverfield director JJ Abrams is reportedly about to sign a US$500 million (€446 million) deal with AT&T-owned Warner Media. The deal will see AT&T and Warner have first refusal on anything produced by Abrams’ Bad Robot production house. The New York Times claims that this will include “movies, television shows, video games, […]