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SkyShowtime picks up WBD cancels

SkyShowtime has acquired exclusive European rights for 21 local series from Warner Bros Discovery, including some of HBO Max’s most popular shows from the region. In total, the deal provides SkyShowtime 168 episodes – over 150 hours – of new and previously aired original programming. Financial terms were not disclosed. The deal includes three new […]

January 10, 2023

WBD: ‘There was a spending frenzy’

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels told Citi’s 2023 media conference “the [streaming] industry had gone overboard and went on a spending frenzy. There was a lot of thinking of, ‘Let’s do more, more, more,’ not necessarily, ‘Let’s do the exact right things, let’s do what works’.’” Wiedenfels said the company was focusing on […]

January 6, 2023

Capital One’s The Match on WBD platforms

Four of the world’s top golfers will go toe-to-toe in Capital One’s The Match – the first time fans will be available to watch the annual event on Warner Bros Discovery platforms in Europe. The iconic Tiger Woods is set to team up with Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy to face Americans Justin Thomas and Jordan […]

December 8, 2022

BBC acquires two new WBD shows

The BBC has acquired two new shows – Search Party and Our Flag Means Death – from Warner Bros Discovery International Television Distribution that will stream on iPlayer in early 2023. Sue Deeks, Head of Programme Acquisition, commented: “Search Party is a deliciously dark and quirky comedy thriller; Our Flag Means Death is a wonderfully […]

December 7, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Discovery+ free for BT Sport subs

BT Sport subscribers in the UK can now receive a subscription to Discovery+ at no extra cost following the merger between Warner Bros Discovery and BT Group earlier this year. BT Sport subscribers, or those who receive the channels as part of BT’s sweetheart deals with EE and Plusnet, are now able to link their […]

December 1, 2022

WBD announces Western Pacific leadership roles

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) has announced two key leadership roles in its Western Pacific business, reporting to James Gibbons, President & Managing Director, Western Pacific, WBD, and effective immediately. Gillian Zhao is appointed President, China. Zhao has more than 20 years’ experience across entertainment and high-tech sectors. A veteran with strong influence in the Chinese […]

November 24, 2022

WBD nears 95m DTC subs in Q3

Warner Bros Discovery has reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30th 2022. David Zaslav, President and Chief Executive Officer of Warner Bros Discovery, commented: “At Warner Bros Discovery, we have one of the strongest portfolio of assets and IP across sports, news, and entertainment, and the best leadership team in media executing against the […]

November 4, 2022

WBD Sports, Infinite Reality metaverse partnership

Warner Bros Discovery Sports and Infinite Reality have partnered to offer a new way for audiences to engage with their favourite sports. With this multi-year agreement, Infinite Reality, a specialist in metaverse engagements, is now Discovery Sports Events’ exclusive metaverse partner. The organisations will collaborate and launch new avenues for sports communities, athletes and brands […]

October 26, 2022

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

WBD, Singapore Tourism Board content partnership

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) have announced a three-year partnership to collaborate on entertainment and lifestyle content, as well as joint marketing, to spotlight and inspire travel to destination Singapore. Both parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create new content, leveraging WBD’s portfolio of brands and popular […]

October 17, 2022