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Coalition launches to preserve viewer choice in streaming era

Advocacy group Preserve Viewer Choice Coalition has been launched with support from founding members comprised of leading US media companies and streaming content providers including ABC, CBS, FOX, Fubo, NBC, Roku, Telemundo, Univision, and Warner Bros Discovery. The group will aim to protect consumer streaming choices and preserve a competitive online video marketplace. Large station […]

July 28, 2023By Colin Mann

WBD UK & Ireland reveals production slate

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) UK & Ireland has commissioned a host of new and returning series across the Reality, True Crime, Paranormal, Property, Food and Medical genres. Eleven new and returning titles will drop on discovery+ and air across linear channels, Really, Food Network and Quest Red, in 2023 and early 2024. As fans look […]

July 12, 2023

Data: US media companies grow social video viewership

Tubular Labs, a specialist in social video intelligence, has released findings around US viewership trends from their Audience Ratings product – giving insight into deduplicated, unique viewership and minutes watched of trending video categories, creators and more across YouTube and Facebook. Top takeaways include: Media Companies Increase Unique Viewers Amid Writers’ Strike The Writer’s Guild […]

June 29, 2023

Boomerang switches to Cartoonito in SEA

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) has announced that it will rebrand its kids’ TV channel Boomerang to Cartoonito in Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong from July 28th. This switch is a result of positive feedback to the Cartoonito-branded block on Boomerang and Cartoon Network launched in 2022, and is focused on being more inclusive to […]

June 28, 2023

Parade announces Derelict Rescue season 2

Parade Media Group has announced the renewal of Air TV’s landmark restoration series Derelict Rescue for HGTV in the UK & Ireland. This ten-part series for Warner Bros Discovery’s HGTV channel, follows Britain’s most ambitious home builders as they breathe new life into the country’s former architectural wonders. Moving from crumbling railway stations and disused […]

June 21, 2023

WBD announces new Thai HBO Asia Originals

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) has announced three new Thai HBO Asia Originals – action-fantasy blockbuster of the year, Khun Pan 3, fun-filled cooking series MarkKim + Chef, and reality series Deane’s Dynasty coming exclusively to HBO and HBO GO in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. In this final instalment of the Khun Pan franchise, […]

June 19, 2023

ITV “actively exploring” All3Media acquisition

In response to recent media speculation, UK commercial broadcaster ITV has confirmed that it is actively exploring the possible acquisition of TV production house All3Media. In a letter to shareholders it said: “There can be no certainty as to whether any transaction will take place, nor as to the terms of any such transaction. A […]

June 16, 2023By Colin Mann

Industry majors develop TV ad tech standards

Industry consortium IAB Tech Lab has formed an Advanced TV Commit Group which will lead the development of technology frameworks, technical standards, and market strategy to make every TV environment addressable. The Group aims to drive interoperability and standardisation across the entire TV ecosystem. Inaugural members include: Extreme Reach Paramount EW Scripps NBCUniversal GroupM VAB […]

June 9, 2023

Ho joins AVIA as Senior Advisor

Corporate communications and branding media veteran Gregory Ho has been appointed Senior Advisor at the Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA). In this full-time role, Ho will support AVIA CEO Louis Boswell and work closely with the teams in Singapore and Hong Kong, focussing particularly on the curation of AVIA events and conferences as well as […]

May 31, 2023

WBD to offer 273 hours of live Roland-Garros coverage

Viewers across Europe (excluding France) can watch non-stop action from Roland-Garros with Warner Bros Discovery’s comprehensive coverage of the year’s second Grand Slam, starting May 28th. Scott Young, SVP Content and Production at Warner Bros. Discovery Sports Europe, said: “Our raison d’être is to connect fans with the sports and athletes they love. Our wall-to-wall […]

May 24, 2023