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. […]

WarnerMedia’s Greenblatt: HBO Max is “wide open” for global acquisitions, co-pros

WarnerMedia chairman Bob Greenblatt has set out HBO Max’s global ambitions, calling for international acquisitions and co-productions for the forthcoming platform. Speaking at MIPCOM’s ‘Personality of the Year’ keynote on Tuesday (15 October), Greenblatt said there is now “great international programming from around the world that, five or six years ago, would be unheard of”. […]

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 […]