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 […]

Sky confirms HBO output deal and HBO Max co-production pact

Sky has unveiled details of its new output deal with HBO-owner WarnerMedia and confirmed it will co-produce shows with soon-to-launch streamer HBO Max. The output deal, details of which were first reported yesterday, applies across Sky’s European markets and will allow the company’s networks and OTT service Now TV to offer HBO shows as well […]

Exclusive: Sky strikes five-year HBO output deal, preps HBO Max co-productions

Comcast-backed pay TV operator Sky has secured a five-year extension to its output deal with HBO and is set to co-produce on series being created for WarnerMedia’s forthcoming streamer HBO Max. The extension to the output deal, which has previously delivered Sky with HBO hits such as Game Of Thrones, Watchmen and True Detective, suggests […]

Corie Henson leaves Fox to oversee unscripted for WarnerMedia’s TBS, TNT & truTV

WarnerMedia has appointed former Fox and Electus exec Corie Henson to head up unscripted for its TBS, TNT and truTV brands. Henson becomes EVP and head of unscripted programming for the three networks, with a remit across creative development and production. She reports into Brett Weitz, general manager of TBS, TNT and truTV. She was […]

HBO Max to launch in Latin America, unveils ‘free’ US deal

HBO Max is set to expand into Latin America after the streamer’s parent AT&T-owned WarnerMedia agreed a deal to take full control of HBO Ole Partners. WarnerMedia will acquire Ole’s minority stake in HBO Ole Partners, the joint venture set up in 1991 between WarnerMedia and Ole Communications, which will hand it 100% ownership of […]

Movistar+ to offer WarnerMedia’s TNT Now on-demand service

Telefónica’s Spanish pay TV platform Movistar+ is to offer WarnerMedia’s on-demand service TNT Now to customers. TNT Now will be available as a dedicated section of the Movistar+ carousel and will offer “the most complete selection of TNT content”, according to the US firm. At launch, the service will offer 25 different series with 60 […]

HBO Max adds Fox, Universal, A+E execs to work across drama

HBO Max has added executives from Fox Entertainment, Universal Content Productions (UCP) and A+E Studios to work across the forthcoming streamer’s growing scripted slate. Former Fox exec Roberto Alcantara, Universal’s Chika Chukudebelu and A+E’s Mark Tuohy have all become VP of drama at the WarnerMedia outfit, with a remit to create originals for the streamer. […]