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Warner Bros. Discovery expands Thai HBO presence with AIS pact

Warner Bros. Discovery has extended its partnership with Thai operator AIS (Advanced Info Service) to launch HBO Go in the country and bring a new HBO channel pack to its streaming service AIS Play. Effective immediately, HBO Go will be included in new AIS packages and promotions, giving subscribers in Thailand access to shows such […]

TBI Weekly: Are US majors approaching streaming profitability?

As the news cycle continues to be dominated by lay-offs and content cuts out of the US, TBI’s Mark Layton dives into the some of the biggest headlines from the past seven days to explore how these tough strategies may be starting to pay off for the major studios. Another week, another round of staff […]

Exclusive: Liberty Global CEO on studio consolidation, All3Media & streaming winners

US studio consolidation will likely wittle down the number of streamers within three years as services find it increasingly tough to survive, according to Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries. The exec, speaking to TBI at SeriesFest in Denver, said the number of streamers would decline as smaller players found it hard to “maintain momentum”. “There […]

WBD alum Yolanda Martín Campayo joins Spain’s Zeppelin to lead format creation

Banijay Iberia factual label Zeppelin has appointed Warner Bros. Discovery alum Yolanda Martín Campayo as content director to lead the creation and development of new formats. Reporting directly to Miguel Martín, who was named as managing director in January 2022, Campayo will oversee programs produced by the company. Campayo brings more than 25 years of […]

Discovery embarks on exploration voyage with ‘Maritime Masters: Expedition Antarctica’

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) has produced Maritime Masters: Expedition Antarctica, an original docuseries showcasing life on board ultra-luxury cruise ship Scenic Eclipse for Discovery Channel and Discovery+. The series was produced by WBD in collaboration with Dundas Media and will launch in mid-May in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Scenic Eclipse […]

Paramount fires back at WBD over ‘South Park’ rights dispute with $52m countersuit

The legal dispute between Paramount Global and Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) over South Park streaming rights has taken a new turn, with Paramount launching a $52m-plus countersuit. WBD has been seeking damages of around $200m against Paramount after filing a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court in February claiming that it had breached contract […]

Warner Bros. Discovery hires Harry Gamsu from Fremantle

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) has re-hired Fremantle exec Harry Gamsu. Gamsu was most recently VP of non-scripted at Fremantle and becomes VP of creative, format, development & sales at Warner Bros International Television Production (WBITVP). He remains based out of LA and reports into SVP, of format development & sales, Andy ZeinAndy Zein. He takes […]

Nat Geo & Discovery stress returnability as duo share factual strategies

National Geographic is looking for investigative documentaries, while Discovery is on the hunt for celebrity scandal and “news-adjacent” topics, with the two factual giants sharing their content demands at MIPTV. Speaking on a panel in Cannes this afternoon, Ben Noot, director of global acquisitions for National Geographic Channels, said that his department is on the […]

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