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‘Batgirl,’ David Zaslav and the End of Streaming Evangelism in Hollywood (Column)

Five years almost to the day after it began, Hollywood’s evangelistic fervor for streaming has been extinguished this week by the “Batgirl” imbroglio.  Warner Bros. Discovery’s decision to…

Warner Bros. Discovery Stock Plunges Following Earnings Loss and Forecast Revisions

Warner Bros. Discovery shares were battered Friday on the heels of its after-market second-quarter earnings report on Thursday that revealed the depth of the financial and operational pressures…

CEO of Warner Bros. parent cut ‘Batgirl’ because he ‘didn’t believe in it’

“We’re not going to launch a movie to make a quarter and we’re not going to put a movie out unless we believe in it,” CEO David Zaslav said on his decision to shelve “Batgirl.”

Watch HBO Shows for Free? Warner Bros. Discovery Says It’s Exploring No-Cost, Ad-Supported Streaming Option

Warner Bros. Discovery is looking to pull a FAST one — telling investors the company is mulling the launch of a free, ad-supported TV (FAST) service stocked with…

‘The Flash’ Release Still a Go Despite Ezra Miller Scandals, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO ‘Very Excited’

“The Flash” movie starring Ezra Miller is still a go, despite the actor’s numerous scandals this year. “We have seen ‘The Flash,’ ‘Black Adam’ and ‘Shazam 2,’” said…

HBO Max, Discovery+ to Be Merged Into Single Streaming Platform Starting in Summer 2023

Figuring that the whole of a combined HBO Max-Discovery+ is greater than its streaming parts, Warner Bros. Discovery announced a timeline for the two services to be fused…

Warner Bros. Discovery Tops 92 Million Streaming Subscribers, Doesn’t Break Out HBO Max Numbers

Warner Bros. Discovery is not going to say how many HBO and HBO Max customers it has. In the second quarter, the media conglomerate said HBO Max, HBO…

Warner Bros. Discovery Sees Q2 Loss on Content Expenses, Merger Costs

Combining the former WarnerMedia with the company once know as Discovery Communications took a lot of work. Executives at the newly combined Warner Bros. Discovery can’t rest yet.…

Taylor Rooks Extends Deal With Turner Sports as She Prepares for Amazon’s ‘Thursday Night Football’

Taylor Rooks is getting ready to open another field of study. The Bleacher Report standout and up-and coming Turner Sports broadcaster has signed a new multi-year deal to…

CNN Originals Hub to Debut on Discovery+ in August

CNN, which briefly enjoyed its own bespoke streaming home, is moving into a bigger broadband neighborhood. Warner Bros. Discovery, which shut down the nascent CNN+ streaming hub in…

‘Fixer Upper’ and Other Magnolia Network Shows Coming to HBO Max in September (EXCLUSIVE)

Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network lineup, including all five seasons of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” will begin streaming on HBO Max in September, Variety has learned exclusively. According…

Paramount+ Tops 43 Million Subscribers in Q2, Adding 3.7 Million in Quarter

Paramount+ kept hiking up the streaming mountain in the second quarter as some rivals have stumbled. In announcing Q2 earnings, Paramount Global said its flagship Paramount+ service now…