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WarnerMedia poaches Freeform boss for global kids, young adult role

WarnerMedia has appointed the president of Disney’s US cablenet Freeform to head up the global kids, young adults and classics division of Warner Bros. Tom Ascheim will oversee Adult Swim, Cartoon Network and Boomerang, as well as LA-based Warner Bros. Animation and the TCM channel. Shows under his remit are sold around the world while […]

WarnerMedia appoints Hulu, Amazon alum as CEO

WarnerMedia has appointed the former Amazon SVP and Hulu CEO Jason Kilar to head up the AT&T-owned media giant and its hotly anticipated streamer HBO Max. Alongside the SVOD, which is due to launch on 1 May, Kilar will also oversee premium drama cabler HBO, Warner Bros., Otter Media and the Turner cable network, including […]

Amazon’s ‘Bosch’ lands at broadcasters across Europe

Germany’s Kabel Eins, TNT Serie in Europe and HBO Nordic have all picked up seasons of Amazon crime drama Bosch in a slew of new European deals for distributor Red Arrow Studios International. Free-to-air channel Kabel Eins has taken seasons one to three of the Fabrik Entertainment-produced series, while WarnerMedia has picked up four, five […]

HBO Go finds new home with 3BB in Thailand

HBO GO will move to a new home in Thailand later this month, as both a standalone service and as part of a broadband bundle with operator 3BB. Subscribers to WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks and Triple T Broadband’s (3BB) service will have access to the HBO channel and its content via the HBO GO app as […]

WarnerMedia strikes three-year TV, film pact with Steven Soderbergh

WarnerMedia has struck a three-year deal with veteran filmmaker Steven Soderbergh that will see him develop content for both its streaming HBO Max and cablenet HBO. The exclusive agreement covers all forms of TV and a first-look for features, with his first project the previously announced feature Let Them All Talk for HBO Max. It […]

Veteran HBO PR exec Mara Mikialian to leave

HBO’s senior VP of media relations is leaving the company after 36 years. The veteran PR executive led the public relations campaigns for HBO’s Game Of Thrones across all eight of its seasons. Mikialian is the latest in a string of executive departures at HBO after Bob Greenblatt was named WarnerMedia Entertainment chairman in March, […]

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 […]