Advanced Television


Court date set for Fubo’s antitrust lawsuit

A preliminary injunction hearing in Fubo’s antitrust lawsuit against a new US sports streaming platform from ESPN, Fox and Warner Bros Discovery has been scheduled for August 7th at the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. Fubo filed its lawsuit against the as-yet unnamed service back in February, alleging that the […]

April 22, 2024

Zaslav makes $50m at WBD

David Zaslav, chief executive of Warner Bros Discovery (WBD), made $49.7 million (€46.6m) last year, 26 per cent up on the previous year, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Losses at WBD totalled $3 billion in 2023, an improvement from $7 billion in losses the year before. Revenue fell 4 per cent. […]

April 19, 2024

WBD unveils Paris studio and production plans

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) has unveiled a first look at its Paris studios from which it says it will deliver “the most immersive Olympic Games ever seen” this summer. To mark the ;100 Days to Go’ landmark until Olympic Summer Games Paris 2024, WBD has also: · unveiled a host of  content as the Road […]

April 17, 2024

Norwegian Max Original MILF of Norway premieres in May

MILF of Norway starring Mariann Hole (Made in Oslo, Ammo) and Trond Fausa Aurvåg (Oppenheimer, Lilyhammer) will premiere on May 21st, exclusively on Max. The Norwegian Max Original will reach an International audience as Warner Bro  Discovery’s new streaming service Max launches across Europe.  Max offers content from HBO Max and discovery+, all in one […]

April 15, 2024

Ruiz named MD, EVP of AMC Networks ISE

AMC Networks International has appointed Antonio Ruiz as new Managing Director and Executive Vice President of AMC Networks International Southern Europe. He will lead the management of all the company’s brands in Spain and Portugal and report directly to Eduardo Zulueta, President of AMC Networks International. Ruiz brings a wealth of experience from his previous […]

April 9, 2024

Max launches in Europe on May 21

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) has announced that Max, its SVoD service, will launch in the first European countries in May. Max brings together HBO Max’s programming, Discovery’s real-life entertainment and action from Eurosport’s premium subscription service. On May 21st, Max will become available across the Nordics, Iberia, and Central and Eastern Europe. Launches will follow […]

March 21, 2024

WBD unveils first French productions for Max

At Series Mania Festival, Clément Schwebig (President, Warner Bros Discovery, Western Europe & Africa), Vera Peltekian (VP, Original Production, Max France) and Clémentine Bobin (Director, Scripted Original Production, Max France) presented a preview of projects currently in production for the streaming platform launching in France late in 2024. “Thanks to our unique storytelling expertise, Warner […]

March 21, 2024

WBD acquires US rights to PFL’s Bellator Champion Series

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) and Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) have announced an exclusive US media rights agreement for the new Bellator Champion Series, a mixed martial arts (MMA) championship. This new series will stream exclusively on Max and be available on all plans. The series includes eight mega events staged in cities across the […]

March 20, 2024

WBD UK announces slate of new and returning series

Warner Bros Discovery UK & Ireland has ordered nearly 100 hours of new and returning series that will debut across its linear channels, before dropping on discovery+, in the second half of 2024 and early 2025.  The French Antiques River Cruise is a new 8×60 series for Quest, coming to the channel later this summer. […]

March 19, 2024

Distad named CEO of ESPN/Fox/WBD sports streamer

Pete Distad has been named CEO of the soon-to-launch sports streaming service from ESPN, Fox and Warner Bros Discovery. Distad, who most recently served as an executive at Apple for a decade following six years at Hulu, will assume oversight of all aspects of the joint venture, including overall strategy, distribution, marketing, sales and more. […]

March 15, 2024