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Warner Bros Discovery adds 2m subs in Q1

Warner Bros Discovery has reported results for the quarter ended March 31st 2022. The results cdo not include Q1 performance for the WarnerMedia business, which was acquired on April 8th. David Zaslav, President and Chief Executive Officer of Warner Bros Discovery, commented: “With Warner Bros Discovery, we are creating a pure-play media company with diversified […]

April 26, 2022

HBO adds 13m subs YoY

As AT&T offloads its entertainment business to the WarnerMedia division, it reported its quarterly figures for the final time – showing that HBO added nearly 13 million subscribers in the last 12 months across both traditional HBO and HBO Max – including growth of 3 million in Q1 alone. HBO Max and HBO has a […]

April 22, 2022

Analysis: Half US studios’ first-run shows VoD Originals

The five largest US content commissioners have increased the proportion of their original slates premiering online, according to research firm Ampere Analysis. In the US, Discovery, Disney, WarnerMedia and Comcast have all coalesced at between 40 per cent to 50 per cent of Original first-run TV Titles commissioned in 2021 going to SVoD. This change […]

April 12, 2022

Amagi announces VoD orchestration solution for content owners

Amagi, a global leader in cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, has announced the general availability of Amagi ON-DEMAND, its robust content management solution for orchestrating Video-On-Demand (VoD) content workflows. The product has already seen successful deployments from early adopters. The product uses cloud automation to make every stage of the online content […]

April 12, 2022

Warner Bros Discovery reveals leadership team

Discovery has announced the future executive leadership team for Warner Bros Discovery, ahead of the close of the company’s transaction to combine its non-fiction and international entertainment and sports businesses with WarnerMedia’s premium entertainment, sports and news assets. David Zaslav, the future CEO of Warner Bros Discovery, commented: “We are so excited to bring the […]

April 7, 2022

WarnerMedia EMEA acquires Jade Armor

TeamTO, a European creator of kids entertainment, has announce the sale of broadcast rights of its original action-comedy animated series Jade Armor to WarnerMedia Kids & Family EMEA. Jade Armor was previously acquired by WarnerMedia Kids & Family in the US, ensuring a premium platform placement for the martial arts animated series in the US […]

April 1, 2022

Discovery names director designees for WBD

Discovery has announced the full slate of director designees for the combined company, Warner Bros Discovery (WBD).  The directors will be elected and begin serving on the WBD Board effective at the closing of the proposed combination of Discovery and WarnerMedia, which is expected to occur early in the second quarter of 2022. “I look […]

March 16, 2022

Discovery+, HBO Max will combine

With the WarnerMedia/Discovery merger set to close next month, Discovery has confirmed that HBO Max and Discovery+ will be combined into one streaming offering. Discovery CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels confirmed the news speaking at the Deutsche Bank 30th Annual Media, Internet & Telecom Conference. Wiedenfels said that combining HBO Max and Discovery Plus into a new […]

March 15, 2022

Discovery stockholders approve WarnerMedia acquisition

Discovery has announced that the Company’s stockholders have approved various matters relating to the acquisition of WarnerMedia from AT&T to create Warner Bros Discovery. The transaction will bring together WarnerMedia’s entertainment, sports and news assets with Discovery’s non-fiction and international entertainment and sports businesses. At a Special Meeting of Discovery Stockholders, based on estimated preliminary […]

March 14, 2022

HBO Max rolls out in 15 more EU countries

HBO Max, the SVoD service from WarnerMedia, is now available in 61 territories globally after launching in 15 additional European countries, including the Netherlands, Portugal, Hungary, Poland and Romania. The platform launches with a promotion offering all customers in Central and Eastern Europe and Portugal more than 30 per cent off the monthly price for […]

March 8, 2022