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WBD to deliver season-long coverage of winter sports

Viewers across Europe will be able to watch the best that winter sports has to offer with every major World Cup and World Championships event (exc Switzerland) during the 2022-23 season available to watch across the Warner Bros Discovery Sports network. Up to 600 races and 3,500 hours of winter sports action will be available […]

October 20, 2022

BT: Sports JV will reduce revenue

BT has suggested that the formation of the sports joint venture between BT Sport and Eurosport UK will reduce reported BT Group revenue for FY23 by c.£300 million (€345m) to £350 million. In a regulatory filing, BT says that on a pro forma basis, it continues to expect sustainable revenue growth for FY23 and beyond. […]

October 18, 2022By Colin Mann

WBD to launch DTT movie channel in Italy

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) will launch a new free-to-air DTT channel in Italy by the end of October. The channel will air movies and TV series from the Warner Bros library and will be distributed throughout Italy on channel position 37. According to daily Il Sole 24 Ore, WBD has taken out a five-year lease […]

October 4, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Discovery loses £12m on GB News

Discovery Communications lost £12 million (€13.7m) on its stake in British right-wing news channel GB News. The loss was confirmed in a filing to UK regulatory authorities. Discovery, now part of Warner Bros Discovery, invested £20 million in the news channel, but exited after 12 months and sold its 25 per cent stake for £8 […]

October 3, 2022By Chris Forrester

WBD extends Ocean Race deal

Following an initial collaboration with The Ocean Race Europe in 2021, Warner Bros Discovery and The Ocean Race, the world’s toughest fully-crewed offshore sailing race, have agreed a long-term partnership that will extend the global race to Warner Bros Discovery’s audience around the world. The partnership will focus on live broadcasts, editorial content production and […]

September 29, 2022

Black Britain Unspoken films unveiled for Black History Month on discovery+

Following the launch of the Black Britain Unspoken filmmaking initiative earlier this year, Warner Bros Discovery and Media Trust has announced Richard Ampeh, Talisha ‘Tee Cee’ Johnson and Sheila Kayuma as the selected filmmakers whose short films, focused on what it means to be Black and British, will stream on discovery+ UK throughout Black History […]

September 23, 2022

WBD UK commissions new factual shows

Warner Bros Discovery UK has commissioned three new linear series; Secret Life of the Auction House (w/t), Vintage Brokers (w/t) and Supercar Airport (w/t), and has also confirmed the return of Kings Of The Wood, MotorPickers, Fifth Gear Recharged and Wheeler Dealers on linear channels and discovery+ starting next year. Secret Life of the Auction […]

September 22, 2022

ProSiebenSat.1 takes control of Joyn

German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Group is acquiring the outstanding 50 per cent of the shares in streaming service Joyn from Warner Bros Discovery. The joint venture was established with Discovery in 2017 and has been operating under the name Joyn since 2019. From day one, Joyn has focused on a strong, free and thus advertising-financed […]

September 13, 2022

WBD names Nordic leadership team

The management team that will lead Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) forwards in the Nordics has been announced by Christina Sulebakk following her appointment in June as General Manager. Sulebakk commented: “The Nordics is a highly developed media market and Warner Bros Discovery is one of the leading media businesses in the region, reaching millions of […]

September 5, 2022

Report: Market underestimating broadcast declines

A report from analysts at MoffettNathanson (MN) cautions that while cord-cutting in the US reached new heights during Q2 2022 trading announcements, the market may be “underestimating the structural declines in linear cable and broadcast network viewership which will pressure near-term advertising revenues”. MN describes the 39 per cent year-on-year declines in total day broadcasting […]

August 25, 2022By Chris Forrester