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WBD sees DTC profit; FY revenue down 4%

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) has reported financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31st 2023. Total Q4 revenues were $10.28 billion (€9.4bn). Revenues decreased 7 per cent ex-FX compared to the prior year quarter. Global DTC subscribers were 97.7 million at the end of Q4, which included 1.3 million subscribers from the acquisition […]

February 23, 2024

Fubo seeks to block Disney, WBD, Fox streamer

FuboTV, the US sports-focused streaming platform, has filed an antitrust lawsuit against The Walt Disney Company, Fox., Warner Bros Discovery and their affiliates, alleging that the companies have engaged in a years-long campaign to block Fubo’s streaming business resulting in significant harm to both Fubo and consumers. The complaint alleges that the forthcoming launch of […]

February 21, 2024

WBD acquires slate of unscripted content

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) has acquired eight unscripted series for its linear networks in European markets, including two UK originals from Prime Video, Amazon Originals, The Grand Tour and Clarkson’s Farm, Seasons One and Two. Both series will air on Polish networks TTV and Metro, with The Grand Tour also set to air on TVN […]

February 19, 2024

Sherlock & Daughter coming to discovery+

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) has announced the new original crime thriller series Sherlock & Daughter. The new drama stars BAFTA Award-nominated actor David Thewlis (Fargo, Landscapers, The Artful Dodger) as the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes and will air on streaming service discovery+ later this year.   In this new series (8×60) is an older Sherlock Holmes, […]

February 16, 2024

WBD launching TLC in France

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) has announced it will launch the TLC channel in France on February 26th. The brand will replace Discovery Science and offer a selection of medical programmes, paranormal investigations, dating shows and family content. “We are happy to launch TLC in France, a channel that celebrates diversity and inclusion. We are thus […]

February 15, 2024

WBD Access brings back industry programmes for 2024

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) Access, the talent development division for under-represented creatives, will launch new series of Black Britain Unspoken and the WBD Access Northern Writers’ Programme in 2024, following their previous success and impact. The programmes sit alongside WBD Access’s industry partnerships and collaborations, working to breakdown systemic barriers and diversify the creative industry’s […]

February 15, 2024

Fubo pressured by ESPN, Fox, WBD deal

Fubo has seen its stock price dump more than 20 per cent since Disney, Fox and Warner Bros Discovery announced their JV plan to bundle their linear sports networks in a live-streamed service. “We have already seen that a consortium born of historical competitors is a difficult undertaking, and streaming joint ventures rarely work,” Fubo […]

February 8, 2024

ESPN, Fox, WBD team on new sports platform

ESPN, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, Fox and Warner Bros Discovery have agreed principal terms to form a new Joint Venture (JV) to build a platform to house a streaming sports service in the US. The platform will bring together the companies’ portfolios of sports networks, certain direct-to-consumer (DTC) sports services and sports […]

February 7, 2024

WBD sees record digital audience for Australian Open

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) Sports Europe has announced record breaking digital audiences for its coverage of the Australian Open following week one of the tournament – and has seen its biggest ever digital audience at the halfway stage. On discovery+, which provides exclusive streaming coverage of the tournament in ten markets in Europe, audiences grew […]

January 23, 2024

WBD launches 15 FAST channels in Poland

TVN Warner Bros Discovery has launched 15 new FAST channels in Poland available via local streaming platform Player. Each of the new FAST channels, exclusively available online, grants access to a range of programming from the TVN library on any internet-connected device. Kasia Kieli, President and Managing Director Warner Bros. Discovery Poland & CEO TVN, […]

January 18, 2024