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Discovery+ Finally Launches on DirecTV, With Special Discount Offer

Almost two years after Discovery+ debuted, the nonfiction streaming service is now available on DirecTV’s satellite and online platforms. Under the pact reached between Warner Bros. Discovery and…

ITV Makes Drama Commissioning Appointments – Global Bulletin

ITV MAKES DRAMA APPOINTMENTS Helen Ziegler has been appointed as U.K. broadcaster ITV’s senior commissioning editor. She will take up the role at ITV Drama in January 2024,…

Warner Bros. Discovery Makes Western Pacific Appointments – Global Bulletin

WEST PACIFIC EXECUTIVE ROLES As the post-merger restructuring continues, Warner Bros. Discovery has appointed Gillian Zhao as president of its China operations. Tony Qiu is appointed SVP head…

Diane Kruger Boards Canal+ Romy Schneider Doc, Shares New Details About Marlene Dietrich Passion Project (EXCLUSIVE)

Diane Kruger will partner with French pay-tv leader Canal+ to star in an hour-long documentary retracing the life and career of Romy Schneider, with production set to begin…

‘House of the Dragon’ Had Streaming Viewership Growth vs. ‘Rings of Power’ Dips, Nielsen Says

The battle imposed upon “House of the Dragon” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” by Hollywood may be over — for now — but…

Sling TV Raises Prices by $5 per Month, Citing Rising Programming Costs

Dish Network’s Sling TV is hiking prices on its monthly streaming plans by $5, bringing both packages to $40 per month. Sling TV’s updated pricing will go into…

YouTube Ad Revenue Drops 1.9% in Q3, Alphabet Misses Wall Street Expectations

A pullback in ad spending cramped YouTube’s revenue for the third quarter of 2022, with Google’s video platform notching $7.07 billion in ad sales — a decline of…

Singapore Bans Local Film ‘#LookAtMe’ – Global Bulletin

SINGAPORE BANS ‘#LOOKATME’ Singapore has banned the release of “#LookAtMe,” a feature film by local director Ken Kwek. The InfoComm Media Development Authority said that the film exceeds…

Italian TV Exports Double Over Past Five Years as Media Landscape Evolves

Exports of Italian TV series and non-theatrical movies have more than doubled over the past five years thanks in part to the rise of local originals commissioned by…

Arab Series ‘Finding Ola’ Leads Regional Shows Looking to Grab Global Audiences

In what is being hailed as a milestone, Egyptian director Mohamed Diab recently became the first Arab helmer to direct a Marvel project when he took the reins…

In the Shadow of May 1968, French Film Industry Stands at Crossroads With Box Office in Crisis

Grappling with free-falling theatrical admissions and misplaced blame by exhibitors on so-called “auteur” movies, the leading lights of the French film industry sounded the alarm about the state…

Italy’s D’Innocenzo Brothers Shooting Eclectic Crime Series ‘Dostoevskij,’ Produced by Sky Studios –– First Look Image

Italian twin directors Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo have started shooting in Rome on “Dostoevskij,” an eclectic detective drama involving a policeman with a troubled past. This first TV…