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Spain: HBO Max on Movistar

HBO Max, the streaming service from Warner Bros Discovery, is now available to all customers of the Movistar’s Ficción Total package, at no extra cost. Customers can enjoy HBO Max via direct access through the main Movistar Plus+ navigation and the on-demand service. HBO Max offers a selection of series, movies and special programmes from […]

April 2, 2024

House of the Dragon Season 2 on Sky in June

The eight-episode second season of House of the Dragon will debut exclusively on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW from June 17th. Episodes will be released weekly on Sky & NOW with UK viewers able to watch each instalment available at the same time as the US at 2am. Westeros is on the brink of […]

March 21, 2024

WBD Access brings back industry programmes for 2024

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) Access, the talent development division for under-represented creatives, will launch new series of Black Britain Unspoken and the WBD Access Northern Writers’ Programme in 2024, following their previous success and impact. The programmes sit alongside WBD Access’s industry partnerships and collaborations, working to breakdown systemic barriers and diversify the creative industry’s […]

February 15, 2024

UK production spend down 32% in 2023

Figures published by the BFI’s Research and Statistics Unit show that in a year in which film and high-end TV production was impacted globally by the Hollywood strikes, it continued to generate billions to the UK economy. The combined spend by film and high-end television production (HETV) during 2023 reached £4.23 billion (€4.96bn), 32 per […]

February 2, 2024

Matt Smith to star in and produce Nick Cave novel for Sky

Sky has announced that BAFTA and Emmy-nominated actor Matt Smith (House of the Dragon, The Crown) will star in and executive produce a Sky Original adaptation of Nick Cave’s darkly comic novel The Death of Bunny Munro in the titular role. The six-part series written by BAFTA winner Pete Jackson (Somewhere Boy) and directed by […]

November 28, 2023

Report: Film & TV production worth £5m to Cornish economy

Figures released by Screen Cornwall show that film and TV production was worth more than £5 million (€5.8m) to the Cornish economy in 2022. The figures are taken from the first economic impact analysis into the Gross Value Added (GVA) of film and TV production in the region that the screen agency has produced since […]

August 24, 2023

Thailand: AIS adds more HBO channels, HBO GO

Warner Bros Discovery and AIS have announced an extension of their partnership in Thailand, with a new HBO channel pack now available to AIS PLAY subscribers. Access to the regional streaming service HBO GO will also be included in new AIS packages and promotions. The new standalone HBO channel pack offers movies and series across […]

May 16, 2023

India: WBD, Viacom18 content deal

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) and Viacom18 have announced a new multi-year agreement making JioCinema India’s new streaming home of HBO, Max Original and Warner Bros content starting in May. The partnership includes exclusive content rights across digital and linear with series are set to premiere on JioCinema on the same day as the US. The […]

April 27, 2023

BAFTA Television Craft Awards 2023 winners announced

BAFTA has announced the winners of the BAFTA Television Craft Awards 2023 at a ceremony in London. Celebrating the very best behind-the-scenes television talent of 2022, the ceremony was hosted by Mel Giedroyc, and featured a host of top TV talent as guest presenters including: Adil Ray, Adrian Lester, Charlene White, Clara Amfo, Cristo Fernandez, Dino […]

April 23, 2023

House of the Dragon begins production on Season 2

Production has commenced on the second season of Sky exclusive fantasy drama series, House of the Dragon, at Leavesden Studios in the UK. Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, the series, set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen. Ryan Condal, Co-Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer, says: “House […]

April 11, 2023By Nik Roseveare