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HBO Max snags 4 million subs but WarnerMedia revenues fall 25%

AT&T reported a depressed Q2 with sales down across all of its sectors, but streaming service HBO Max has claimed a little over 4 million subscribers since launch.  The streamer rolled out in May and while the company did not give explicit subscriber numbers, AT&T CEO John Stankey did say that HBO Max and the […]

HBO Max adds raft of international shows, incl ‘Gomorrah’ & ‘Singletown’

HBO Max has bagged a raft of international programming for its new service including hit Italian drama Gomorrah and ITV2’s reality show Singletown, as the recently launched streamer looks to build relationships ahead of further expansion. The third, fourth and fifth seasons of Gomorrah – the Beta Film-sold drama based on Roberto Saviano’s bestselling book […]

WarnerMedia rejigs HBO Europe as CEO Hervé Payan replaced by Christina Sulebakk

WarnerMedia’s ongoing restructure has continued with the exit of HBO Europe CEO Hervé Payan and the appointment of Christina Sulebakk to take on his remit. Sulebakk will become GM of HBO Europe and lead the linear networks and streaming service across the continent, effective immediately. She reports into Priya Dogra, who was appointed president of […]

WarnerMedia’s TBS links with BuzzFeed for ‘The Sims’ reality show

WarnerMedia’s US cabler TBS has linked up with Buzzfeed to launch a reality show based on the classic life simulation game The Sims. The Sims Spark’d is a four-episode show that will follow 12 players as they compete in both skills and elimination challenges in a bid to impress celebrity judges and win a $100,000 […]

WarnerMedia names Johannes Larcher to lead HBO Max global roll-out

WarnerMedia has appointed Johannes Larcher, MD of Middle East streamer Shahid, to oversee the international roll-out of its HBO Max service. Larcher will become head of HBO Max International from August with responsibility for the global roll-out and management of the direct-to-consumer service, which launched in the US on 27 May. He will report to […]

HBO Max orders ‘Young Love’ animation from former NFL star Matthew Cherry

US streamer HBO Max is expanding its animation offering after ordering a 12-episode season of 2D series Young Love, based on characters created by director and former NFL star Matthew Cherry. The show expands on Cherry’s characters from his short film Hair Love, which centers around the relationship between an African-American father and his daughter […]

WarnerMedia names streaming strategy exec Priya Dogra to lead Turner, HBO in EMEA & APAC

HBO Max operator WarnerMedia has appointed Priya Dogra, one of its key execs advising on direct-to-consumer strategy, as president of its entertainment networks including Turner and HBO across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Dogra, who will become president of WarnerMedia entertainment networks for EMEA and APAC, replaces the outgoing Giorgio Stock, who stepped […]

HBO Max picks up OWN drama ‘David Makes Man’ to bolster slate

WarnerMedia’s HBO Max has taken rights to David Makes Man, the Tarell Alvin McCraney drama that first aired on US cabler OWN. The South Florida-set show, which launches on the streamer 16 July, has been created by Academy Award-winning McCraney (Moonlight) and is produced by US trio Page Fright, Outlier Society Productions and Harpo Films, […]

WarnerMedia tweaks TBS, TNT & truTV teams as Thom Hinkle exits

WarnerMedia is rejigging the senior programming team at TBS, TNT and truTV following the exit of head of original content Thom Hinkle after less than a year in the role. Hinkle, who took up the job in October, is being replaced by Sam Linsky and Adrienne O’Riain, who will now jointly oversee scripted originals. Linksky […]

AMC replaces Cinemax on Sky’s ‘Gangs Of London’ S2

AMC has replaced Cinemax as the US partner on the second season of Sky’s hit crime drama Gangs Of London. The show, whose first season was the biggest original drama launch on Sky Atlantic for the past five years, delves into the inner workings of the largest criminal organisation in London. It was created by […]

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