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TBI Weekly: Pulling back the curtain on HBO Max

When the major US studios and tech giants unveiled plans to launch their own streamers, no one knew quite what that meant. Fast-forward two years, and things are becoming much clearer. Disney+ is going global with a smorgasbord of library content and an array of originals such as The Mandalorian; Apple TV has unveiled a […]

Crunchyroll expands in EMEA with VIZ Media Europe acquisition, regional head

WarnerMedia-owned SVOD Crunchyroll has completed its acquisition of anime distributor VIZ Media Europe Group, and appointed an EMEA head for the business. The combining of the two businesses will expand Crunchyroll’s anime brand and global platform with VIZ’s EMEA network of partners, distributors and licensees. The SVOD – which has maintained a strong footprint in […]

How US consolidation is shaking up APAC

Tectonic shifts within the US market have long seen global reverberations in the TV industry, but the rate of change in the last three years has been unprecedented. What’s at stake for producers and distributors in APAC who are riding the ever-changing tides of consolidation against a buoyant streaming market? Manori Ravindran reports While the […]

WarnerMedia’s HBO Max acquires UK crime drama from All3Media

Soon-to-launch streamer HBO Max is among buyers of upcoming UK factual drama White House Farm. The show is being produced by New Pictures in association with All3Media International, which is distributing globally, after ITV commissioned the series in the UK. The six-part drama centres on an infamous true crime story about the murder of three […]

Cartoon Network, Adult Swim chief Christina Miller latest to exit WarnerMedia

WarnerMedia exec Christina Miller, who oversees Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Boomerang, is to leave the company after 15 years. Miller is to depart at the end of the year, with her exit the latest in a flurry of senior management departures since AT&T took over Time Warner. She had headed […]

WarnerMedia sets out Southeast Asian leadership team under Clement Schwebig

WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks has installed a new Southeast Asian leadership team based out of Singapore. The newly merged organisation unites Turner Asia Pacific and HBO Asia, and is led by Clement Schwebig, MD of Southeast Asia, Pacific and China. Spanning 42 countries in 14 languages, WarnerMedia Entertainment Asia Pacific brands include Warner TV, Oh!K, Mondo […]

HBO Max in talks for potential reunion of ‘Friends’ cast

WarnerMedia’s forthcoming streamer HBO Max is in talks for an unscripted reunion of the Friends cast. Details of the show remain scant but the special would likely see the sitcom’s cast appearing together, something alluded to by former cast member Jennifer Aniston last month. The programme would form part of HBO Max’s launch plans for […]

Apple TV+ poised for production pact with HBO alum Richard Plepler

Former HBO CEO Richard Plepler, who left the US cabler in March, is close to agreeing an exclusive production deal with Apple TV+. The pact would see his New York City-based prodco, RLP & Co, create original content for the streamer, which launched at the start of the month. The deal is being led by […]

Warner Bros. strikes Canadian output deal for HBO Max

HBO Max programmes are heading to Canada via Bell Media’s SVOD service Crave and broadcaster CTV. The deal, struck between Canada’s Bell Media and Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, is the first deal for HBO Max programmes outside the US, and likely rules out any immediate plans by WarnerMedia to launch HBO Max as an […]

WarnerMedia lifts lid on HBO Max, confirms plans for AVOD version

AT&T has officially lifted the lid on HBO Max, announcing that the streamer will launch in May 2020 at US$14.99 per month and confirming plans for an AVOD option.  The streamer will launch with 10,000 hours of content and, as previously reported, existing AT&T HBO customers and HBO Now direct-billed subscribers will receive the new […]

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