India’s Viacom18 strikes WBD content deal to stock JioCinema

Reliance-owned Indian broadcaster Viacom18 has struck a deal with Warner Bros. Discovery to bring HBO and Warner Bros content to the JioCinema app. Content to be added to the platform includes shows Succession, Game Of Thrones and the Harry Potter series, with HBO Original, Max Original and Warner Bros. Television series set to debut on […]

Exclusive: How TV & gaming are levelling up together

As video game adaptations flood the market, Mark Layton explores how TV is partnering for success with the gaming industry. Stigmatised for decades as a synonym for commercial failure, video game adaptations for TV and film have finally managed to shed this running punchline and emerge among the hottest of properties. Recent triumphs such as […]

Exclusive: Casey Bloys shares HBO’s new playbook

HBO and HBO Max chairman & president Casey Bloys tells Richard Middleton why the ‘Netflix correction’ was necessary, how international fits into the WBD strategy and his unlikely love for Chopped Two things about Casey Bloys that you might not know: he is a self-confessed Chopped addict despite having a particular dislike of cooking; and […]

The future for docuseries: Time for a reset

Docuseries have exploded over recent years but rampant competition, rising costs and squeezed budgets are now impacting producers, writes Nick Edwards Streaming has redefined docuseries, allowing them to be consumed in hundreds of millions of homes around the world, but what does the future hold now the sector is undergoing cuts, consolidation and contraction? The […]

TBI Weekly: Making sense of an eventful Series Mania 2023

Record attendances, a juggernaut of top European and international execs, plus protestors’ running battles with police across Lille, made this year’s Series Mania Forum one to remember, writes Richard Middleton If there was any doubt before, the record crowds at Series Mania Forum this week underlined its ‘must-attend’ status in the scripted schedules of European […]

HBO developing ‘Disengagement’, comedy series with Robin Thede

HBO is developing Disengagement, a new scripted comedy series with Robin Thede, the creator and star of A Black Lady Sketch Show. Thede will serve as writer and executive producer on the half-hour long series, which she is developing under the overall deal she inked with HBO last year. Meghan Cheek is producing the series […]

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