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WBD and Paramount in merger talks

Studio giants Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) and Paramount Global are in early merger talks according to reports. A resultant deal would create a company with a market value of some $38bn (€34.7bn). It is understood that WBD President & CEO David Zaslav and Paramount CEO Bob Bakish discussed a possible deal over lunch in New […]

December 21, 2023By Colin Mann

Forecast: Studio SVoDs profitable within 18 months

A significant turnaround for studio direct streaming is just around the corner with all major studio streaming divisions (excluding sports operations) set to turn a consistent profit within 18 months, the latest research from Ampere Analysis suggests. The shift to profitability has wide-ranging implications for content production and the wider entertainment landscape with a reversal […]

December 21, 2023

Spain: Movistar+ expands WBD deal

Movistar Plus+ and Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) have announced an extension of their partnership to bring content from WBD’s portfolio of entertainment, sports, films and news to Movistar Plus+ customers in Spain. This includes the upcoming streaming service Max which is due to launch in Spain in spring 2024. As part of the deal, Movistar+ […]

December 15, 2023

Italy: Samsung TV Plus adds 10 WBD channels

Samsung TV Plus, Samsung’s free, ad-supported streaming TV service, has added 10 FAST channels from Warner Bros Discovery  (WBD). Two of he new channels are flagship WBD offerings – NoveandReal Time. Nove will feature shows such as Che Tempo Che Fa, Fratelli di Crozza, Little Big Italy, Cash or trash and Don’t forget the lyrics, […]

December 13, 2023

WBD Q3: Revenues slightly up despite DTC sub losses

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) has reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30th 2023. David Zaslav, President and Chief Executive Officer of WBD, commented: “I am very pleased with the strong financial results that our company delivered in Q3, underscored by 22 per cent growth in Adjusted EBITDA and over $2 billion (€1.87bn) in […]

November 8, 2023

WBD announces APAC leadership appointments

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) has announced several leadership roles across its Asia Pacific business, following the appointment of James Gibbons as President, Asia Pacific last month. As the company looks to accelerate growth across all lines of business, WBD says it will move forward with a combined market and functional leadership that caters to unique […]

November 2, 2023

New leadership for WBD GBFE

Bruce Campbell, Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer of Warner Bros Discovery, has announced a new global structure for Global Brands, Franchises, and Experiences (GBFE), the division that comprises WBD’s worldwide consumer products, themed entertainment, franchise management and development, and DC Comics businesses. The changes have been made following the decision of Pam Lifford, President of […]

October 26, 2023

WBD reveals restructured content licensing team

The international arm of Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) has announced a restructuring of the content licensing team following the departure of Robert Blair in July. WBD international president Gerhard Zeiler revealed in a staff memo that a team of existing executives will fill Blair’s role. Phil Goodhew, senior VP of commercial strategy for international TV […]

October 13, 2023

WBD announces new cooking shows for Food Network

Warner Bros Discovery UK & Ireland has announced a selection of food-focused shows, airing on Food Network in late 2023 and 2024. World famous food explorer Adam Richman wants to taste some of the most iconic food Britain has to offer and using the map as his menu he’s planned his route via places that […]

October 13, 2023

Premiere date set for Tom and Jerry miniseries set in Singapore

The first ever localised Tom and Jerry series, featuring the beloved cartoon cat and mouse in Singapore, will premiere in Southeast and South Asia, Australia and New Zealand on Cartoon Network on October 21st, as well as stream on HBO GO in Southeast Asia. Episodes will be globally available via the Cartoon Network Asia YouTube […]

October 10, 2023