TBI Weekly: Six lessons from six months of HBO Max

Today marks six months to the day since WarnerMedia’s US SVOD service HBO Max launched straight into the middle of a crowded marketplace and a global pandemic. Its entry on 27 May did not have the instant impact of Disney+’s IP-filled explosion, but the six months since have revealed plenty – from surging international acquisition […]

HBO Max brings Spanish thriller ‘La Jauria’ to US audiences

WarnerMedia SVOD service HBO Max has acquired US streaming rights to Spanish-language drama La Jauria. The 8 x 60-minute psychological thriller from producers Fremantle and Fabula lands on the platform on 16 December and tells the story of a missing schoolgirl and the subsequent police investigation, which exposes a deadly online game that recruits men […]

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 […]

TBI Weekly: What comes after the streaming revolution?

Covid-19 has accelerated a swathe of trends that were already apparent across the business prior to the pandemic, none more so than the ongoing – and industry-changing – transition towards global streaming services.  However, as exec moves and organisational streamlining continues at breakneck speed, what will happen once the dust settles on the current restructuring (particularly in the […]

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 […]

WarnerMedia cuts more jobs as ‘painful but critical’ restructuring continues

WarnerMedia has begun its latest round of layoffs, described by CEO Jason Kilar as a “painful” but “critical” step as the company attempts to reduce costs amid Covid-19 and refocus its efforts on streaming. The cuts, first revealed last month, are mostly affecting the company’s North American division, including Warner Bros. studio operation and its […]

Warner Bros. TV Group’s president & chief marketing officer Lisa Gregorian to exit

Warner Bros. Television Group’s president & chief marketing officer Lisa Gregorian has become the latest senior exec to depart amid the major restructuring at WarnerMedia. Gregorian will be leaving the studio at the end of the year, when much of her remit – including marketing – will be taken up by Karen Miller, currently EVP of […]

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 […]

HBO Max extends acquisition spree with UK comedy ‘Two Weeks To Live’

WarnerMedia’s US streamer HBO Max has taken exclusive streaming rights to British dark comedy Two Weeks To Live. The 6 x 30-minute show, which will launch on the US service on 5 November, is produced by Banijay-owned UK prodco Kudos and is currently airing on Sky. The story tracks an early 20-something oddball who, since the […]

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