Warner Bros. Discovery

Warner Bros. Discovery will be keeping Discovery+ as a standalone streaming offering, as it prepares to launch the yet-to-be-named combined product of Discovery+ and HBO Max. According to a Wednesday report in the Wall Street Journal, “Instead of combining HBO Max and Discovery+ in their entirety, the new platform will…

Rebecca Rørmark has been promoted to the newly created role of senior VP, head of streaming marketing, for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD), reporting into Patrizio Spagnoletto, global chief marketing officer for direct-to-consumer. WBD is currently preparing for the launch of its global streaming platform…

They revealed that four projects will come out over the next year, kicking off with Zachary Levi’s “Shazam! Fury of the Gods.” From there, an eight- to 10-year release plan is in the works.

Like a spaceship from the planet Krypton crashing into Earth, a sweeping new vision has landed at DC Studios from leaders James Gunn and Peter Safran. At a press event on the Warner Bros. studio lot on Monday, the pair announced both a slew of new superhero projects and a…

Former Investigation Discovery chief Kevin Bennett and “Anatomy of Murder” podcast co-host and producer Scott Weinberger are launching Authentic Wave, a new multi-media podcast venture focused on the true-crime genre. The New York-based venture will develop and produce premium true-crime and mystery series with unique audio and video components available…

“The Last of Us” has become a bona fide hit for HBO. After achieving record-breaking viewership with both Episode 1 and Episode 2 and scoring an early renewal for a second season, the series has already reached new heights with 6.4 million viewers having tuned into the third installment Sunday.…

On Jan. 22, the sales agents of WME Independent braced themselves for an all-night negotiation at the Sundance Film Festival. Once a staple of major film festivals, where million-dollar price tags soar as high as the altitude in the Utah mountains, these kind of marathon bidding wars had gone digital…

Warner Bros. Television’s head of New York casting Findley Davidson has exited after 15 years with the studio, launching her own independent casting office upon her departure. Davidson joined Warner Bros. Television in 2008 and has served as the chief casting exec out of WBTV’s New York offices since July 2019, discovering…

This year’s Sundance Film Festival will see the inclusion of Outfest Outpost at Acura Festival Village. The on-site and digital hub for queer films and artists selected at Sundance and Slamdance will also feature three panel discussions Jan. 21, presented by Acura and aimed at gathering LGBTQ filmmakers and performers.…

HBO Europe veteran Antony Root is set to leave Warner Bros. Discovery at the end of March after 11 years spearheading original programming across the continent. Root has commissioned and overseen more than 1,000 episodes of original premium programming across scripted, documentaries and unscripted for HBO Europe and HBO Max…

When the news broke on Monday that Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) had jointly bid for Olympics media rights, it came as a surprise to much of the industry. Not least because in 2015, (a pre-merger) Discovery Communications caused an upset when they swooped in…

HBO Max is back on Amazon’s Prime Video Channels. Under a new deal between Warner Bros. Discovery and Amazon that extends at least through the end of 2024, customers who subscribe to HBO Max through Prime Video Channels in the U.S. will automatically be upgraded to the forthcoming consolidated HBO…