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TNT, TBS unscripted chief exits to launch WarnerMedia-backed label

Head of unscripted at US cablers TNT and TBS Michael Bloom is stepping down from his role after signing a production deal with Warner Media, marking the latest exec rejig at the AT&T-owned outfit. Bloom’s newly formed prodco Bongo Pictures has struck a first-look deal with WarnerMedia following three years in his current role at […]

Brett Weitz appointed GM of truTV

TBS and TNT general manager Brett Weitz has had responsibility for truTV added to his role by WarnerMedia. Weitz will now manage all three networks and oversee their creative executive teams and development in New York and LA. He reports to Kevin Reilly, president of TBS, TNT and truTV, and chief content officer for HBO […]

WarnerMedia names Otter Media CEO to oversee HBO Max design

WarnerMedia has outlined the leadership team that will develop the non-content side of its forthcoming streamer HBO Max, with two Otter Media execs appointed to key roles. The team will be led by Otter CEO Tony Goncalves, who will report to WarnerMedia chairman Robert Greenblatt, and is responsible for areas including product design, customer experience […]

HBO Max remakes UK format with Ellen DeGeneres as part of new slate

HBO Max has struck a far-reaching deal with talkshow host Ellen DeGeneres that will see her working on four new shows for the forthcoming streamer, including a reboot of UK format First Dates Hotel. The show will be based on the format created for Channel 4 by Warner Bros.-owned Twenty Twenty Productions, which follows single […]

WarnerMedia restructures in APAC as HBO Asia boss exits after 16 years

WarnerMedia is consolidating operations out of Asia, combining Turner Asia Pacific with HBO Asia in a move that sees the departure of long-time HBO Asia boss Jonathan Spink. The exec is stepping down after 16 years with the business, and will be replaced by former Turner Asia Pacific president Ricky Ow, who has been appointed […]

Warner Media’s HBO Max strikes rich deal for ‘The Big Bang Theory’

WarnerMedia’s forthcoming streamer HBO Max has snapped up exclusive rights to hit comedy The Big Bang Theory after striking a deal with sibling studio Warner Bros. HBO Max has struck a five-year agreement that will see all 12 seasons of the series, totalling 279 episodes, become available on the streamer from its launch in spring […]

HBO Max orders zany competition series, promises more unscripted originals

HBO Max has made its first unscripted orders, picking up a pair of eccentric competition series. WarnerMedia’s forthcoming streamer has handed 10-part straight-to-series orders to Legendary and The Greatest Space. Legendary is a fun take on voguing, which is a style of modern dance accompanied by outrageous fashion get-ups, all inspired by the hit Madonna […]

WarnerMedia centralises distribution leadership for HBO, Turner

WarnerMedia has centralised leadership of it distribution business, with a new exec team that has oversight of brands including HBO and Turner.  Long-time execs Sofia Chang and Rich Warren will serve as presidents of WarnerMedia Distribution, with oversight of HBO, forthcoming streamer HBO Max, Cinemax and the Turner channels. The exec will report into Gerhard […]

WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey gets expanded remit at AT&T

WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey has been appointed president and COO of HBO parent group AT&T. The role – which will begin in October – sets up the long-time AT&T exec as the successor to chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson, whom he now reports into. Stankey first joined AT&T in 1985 and has worked across all areas, […]

TBI Weekly: Streaming evolution leaves Netflix out on its own

The end of August traditionally signals the end of vacations and a return to work for most in the northern hemisphere but for those in charge of nascent streamers and established players, it’s been a busy month. Following a flurry of summertime activity, attention is now turning back onto Netflix to see how it might […]

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