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Beyond Rights secures new deals in China

Ahead of its participation in the virtual MIP China event, starting tomorrow, Beyond Rights has announced the closure of several new deals for factual and kids’ content in the territory. Following its acquisition of Turbozaurs from the Beyond Rights catalogue, Youku, the streaming platform of Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group, has now picked up […]

June 27, 2022

Report: Difficult barriers for OTT newcomers in Australia, NZ

Dataxis hosted the first edition of Next Series Australia & New Zealand this year. The event was an opportunity for players across the OTT landscape to discuss the state of the competition within the SVoD, AVoD and OTT pay-TV markets in Australia and New Zealand, which have faced significant transformations over the last few years. […]

June 23, 2022

WBDS reveals Wimbledon coverage plans

Set to be broadcast live in 11 markets across Europe, Warner Bros Discovery Sports (WBDS) will deliver what it says will be a full 360-degree experience of The Championships from Wimbledon for fans in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Bulgaria on discovery+, Eurosport, Eurosport App and the […]

June 21, 2022By Colin Mann

WTCR channel on Recast

Fans of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup can now watch race highlights and exclusive behind-the-scenes content from some of the sport’s biggest stars with the launch of a new WTCR Channel on subscription-free streaming platform Recast. Audiences will have greater access to the sport than ever before as a result of WTCR […]

June 15, 2022

UCI, Warner Bros Discovery partnership

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has selected Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) to deliver a new vision for mountain biking. The UCI will harness WBD’s global scale and media platforms, as well as collaborate with two of the company’s specialist organisations. This will see Discovery Sports Events join forces with the Enduro Sports Organisation (ESO Sports) to deliver the organisation, media […]

June 13, 2022

Silberwasser named CEO of WB Discovery Sports

Warner Bros Discovery has announced that Luis Silberwasser has been appointed Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros Discovery Sports. In this new role, Silberwasser will lead the company’s domestic sports portfolio and oversee a unified, global sports strategy. He will report to David Zaslav, CEO, Warner Bros Discovery. Silberwasser most recently served as President of […]

June 10, 2022

Papercup announces $20m Series A funding.

Papercup, a UK artificial intelligence start-up, has set an ambitious goal of bringing human emotion to AI dubbing services, as it receives a $20 million (€18.6m) Series A investment round. The company intends to use the funding to make global video content watchable in any language through emotive and realistic synthetic voices and AI dubbing. […]

June 9, 2022

discovery+ announces new original My Daughter Joined a Cult

A mother wailing outside an ashram to see her daughters who have been barred from meeting her. A distraught father running from pillar to post to find answers pertaining to his missing children. A disillusioned devotee grappling with demands for nude pictures from the man she held in the highest esteem. A young man questioning […]

June 1, 2022

Analyst: Q1’22 best for streaming series renewals

Q1 2022 saw streamers display an increased commitment to returning series, with more TV shows for VoD platforms renewed for their second or later season than ever before, according to Ampere Analysis. The increase in the volume of streaming renewals is being driven by relative newcomers to the VoD landscape such as Disney+ and Discovery+, […]

May 23, 2022

Fitch: WBD JV neutral for BT’s rating

BT Group’s proposed joint venture with Warner Bros Discovery is neutral to BT’s rating, according to credit rating agency Fitch Ratings, who expect the impact on its credit metrics to be limited. “Deconsolidation of the JV should not affect the group’s EBITDA significantly, while the impact on net debt at transaction close is expected to […]

May 17, 2022By Colin Mann