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HBO Max orders spin-off series for Kite Man

HBO Max has ordered NOONAN’S (working title) to series. The ten-episode adult-animated DC series, centred on Kite Man (voiced by Matt Oberg) is a spin-off of the Max Original adult-animated DC series Harley Quinn, that returns for its third season this summer. Suzanna Makkos, Executive Vice President, Original Comedy and Adult Animation, HBO Max and […]

April 28, 2022

Rusty Quill Podcasts takes 48 wins at Audio Verse Awards

Rusty Quill, the independent podcast network, announces that it won 48 awards for its podcasts at the prestigious 2021 Audio Verse Awards announced on April 17th. These were shared between both Rusty Quill original productions and third-party productions on the RQ Network. Rusty Quill won 24 awards for its original productions: The Magnus Archives, Stellar […]

April 25, 2022

Discovery, AT&T close WarnerMedia deal

Discovery and AT&T have closed their transaction to combine the WarnerMedia business with Discovery. The new entity, Warner Bros Discovery, will begin trading on the Nasdaq with the start of trading on April 11th, under the new ticker symbol ‘WBD’. Warner Bros Discovery will create and distribute the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of […]

April 11, 2022By Colin Mann

HBO Max rolls out in 15 more EU countries

HBO Max, the SVoD service from WarnerMedia, is now available in 61 territories globally after launching in 15 additional European countries, including the Netherlands, Portugal, Hungary, Poland and Romania. The platform launches with a promotion offering all customers in Central and Eastern Europe and Portugal more than 30 per cent off the monthly price for […]

March 8, 2022

Monteiro named GM of HBO Max SE Asia

Jason Monteiro has been named General Manager of HBO Max Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan effective immediately. Monteiro will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of WarnerMedia’s Direct-to-Consumer business, leading content experience, brand, marketing, subscriber management, digital partnerships and data analytics. Based in Singapore, he will oversee the existing HBO GO streaming service and […]

January 10, 2022

The CW for sale?

AT&T’s WarnerMedia and ViacomCBS are exploring the potential sale of a significant stake (or all) of The CW Network, which they jointly own, according to reports. Nexstar Media Group, America’s largest local television and media company, is among the lead suitors. The report said an agreement could be reached soon, though the talks are tentative […]

January 7, 2022

Netflix acquires Scanline VFX

Netflix has acquired Scanline VFX, the visual effects company that has worked on TV and movie franchises including Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, Justice League, Free Guy, Black Widow, Netflix’s new Cowboy Bebop live-action series, and many more. Scanline was founded in 1989 and is now led by Stephan Trojansky, a VFX Supervisor whose proprietary […]

November 23, 2021By Nik Roseveare

BBC acquires Superman & Lois

The BBC has acquired the UK premiere of Warner Bros Television’s hit US superhero drama Superman & Lois, with season one coming to BBC One in an early evening slot from December 4th, with all 15 episodes arriving on BBC iPlayer on the same day. Superman & Lois stars Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch as […]

November 16, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Interactive Arkham Asylum experience coming to London

Department Studios,  Myriad Entertainment, and Warner Bros Themed Entertainment, in association with DC, have announced Arkham Asylum, a live immersive experience, inspired by iconic superhero Batman. Set in a vast multi-sensory recreation of the eponymous psychiatric hospital from DC lore – Arkham Asylum aims to be “an epic alternate reality, combining futuristic technology and interactive […]

October 29, 2021By Nik Roseveare

HBO Max targets 190 territories by 2026

HBO Max has announced its service will be available to customers in 27 territories during the initial phase of its European roll out. In an online presentation, WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer streaming platform reaffirmed it will launch first in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Spain, and Andorra on October 26th and then in Central & Eastern Europe and […]

October 5, 2021By Nik Roseveare