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The Last of Us ep1 on YouTube

Sky and streaming service NOW have released the entire first episode of The Last of Us in the UK and Ireland on the Sky TV YouTube channel – allowing everyone the chance to watch and sample the hype surrounding the series for free. The first episode, based on the popular PlayStation franchise, is the second-biggest […]

January 27, 2023By Nik Roseveare

HBO’s Root to retire

After 11 years leading Original Programming and Production for HBO Europe and later HBO Max EMEA, Executive Vice President Antony Root has announced he will retire from his role at Warner Bros Discovery at the end of March. Priya Dogra, President & Manging Director EMEA, commented: “Antony is a true giant of the European TV […]

January 18, 2023

HBO Max raises ad-free sub price in US

Warner Bros Discovery is increasing HBO Max’s ad-free subscription fee in the US for the first time since the SVoD service launched in 2020. Prices for the platform will rise by $1 to $15.99 (plus tax) a month for US subscribers on their their next billing cycle, on or after February 11th. HBO Max said […]

January 13, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Warner Pass on Prime Video France

Warner Bros Discovery has announced a deal with Prime Video France to launch a new offering bringing together a library of WBD content in France. The Warner Pass will be available exclusively though Amazon Prime Video Channels in France, and will provide access to HBO content and 12 channels including Warner TV, Eurosport, Discovery Channel, […]

January 12, 2023

Whip Media: The Last of Us most anticipated show of 2023

There are several reasons to believe The Last of Us – the new action-adventure series based on the popular video game of the same name – could be the next big hit for HBO, according to data shared by Whip Media. The key point: The Last of Us is poised to have the second-strongest opening […]

January 12, 2023

SkyShowtime picks up WBD cancels

SkyShowtime has acquired exclusive European rights for 21 local series from Warner Bros Discovery, including some of HBO Max’s most popular shows from the region. In total, the deal provides SkyShowtime 168 episodes – over 150 hours – of new and previously aired original programming. Financial terms were not disclosed. The deal includes three new […]

January 10, 2023

Plex doubles YOY viewership

Plex, the global streaming media platform, grew its monthly active users (MAU) to 16 million with billions of minutes watched and nearly tripled its annual ad revenue thanks to an extensive year of innovation. During the year, Plex introduced major product updates to enhance the streaming experience, doubled its FAST programming, and expanded its programming […]

January 5, 2023

Jensen appointed Antenna CEO

Antenna Group, the international entertainment and media organisation, has appointed Linda Jensen to the position of Group Chief Executive Officer, with immediate effect. Jensen has more than twenty years’ experience at senior leadership level in the global television and digital media industry. Jensen will take responsibility for the Group’s portfolio of media assets across multiple […]

December 28, 2022

Rackiewicz joins Reset Digital

Reset Digital has announced the appointment of Nate Rackiewicz as Chief Data Officer, a newly-created role overseeing the company’s vision, strategy, and execution of data, analytics, and science across the neuroprogrammatic leader’s business. Reset Digital’s Neuroprogrammatic advertising platform is a programmatic platform that allows brands to engage omnichannel audiences based on what motivates them as […]

December 19, 2022

OCS Pulp replaces OCS City and Choc

French telco Orange is launching a new OCS channel, OCS Pulp, on January 12th 2023 – replacing existing channels OCS City and OCS Choc. Positioned as the channel of drama TV series and indie movies, OCS Pulp will join family-oriented OCS Max and classic movie channel OCS Géants. The move comes as Canal+ Group, which […]

December 12, 2022From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris