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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

WBD names CEE MENAT leadership team

Following his appointment as General Manager Warner Bros Discovery CEE, Baltics, Middle East, Mediterranean and Turkey (CEE MENAT) in June, Jamie Cooke has announced his leadership team that will drive the future of the business in the regions. Cooke commented: “I have spent the last few weeks getting to know the key leaders across the […]

August 19, 2022

WBD quits GB News

Warner Bros Discovery has walked away from GB News, selling its £60 million (€71m) investment in the fledgling channel to existing backers Legatum Ventures and its chairman Sir Paul Marshall. WBD says that since the Warner-Discover merger, it had “evaluated our global and local investment portfolio” and is no longer a GB News shareholder. WBD […]

August 18, 2022

IMPACT Wrestling extends partnership with Eurosport India

Anthem Sports & Entertainment, a global multi-platform media company, has announced that the Company’s professional wrestling promotion, IMPACT Wrestling, has extended its partnership with Warner Bros Discovery’s premium sports channel Eurosport India – ensuring that viewers across India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka can continue to enjoy IMPACT’s content. The agreement includes […]

August 17, 2022By Nik Roseveare

WBD axes 70 HBO staff

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) has laid off around 70 workers at HBO and the HBO Max streaming service – equating to 14 per cent of the workforce. Unscripted and live-action family programming for HBO Max, the streaming service, were most affected according to a report in The New York Times. Other cuts impacted HBO Max’s […]

August 16, 2022