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Nielsen Shares Surge As Large Shareholder Seeks Pact With Buyout Firms

Shares of media-measurement giant Nielsen surged Tuesday after the purveyor of TV ratings said its largest shareholder reached an initial agreement to support a $10 billion buyout of…

HBO Max Claims It Has Finished Moving Apps a More Stable ‘Tech Stack’

HBO Max customers pulling their hair out over slow and glitchy performance may finally find some relief. Warner Bros. Discovery said Monday that HBO Max has completed the…

How ‘Batgirl’ Axing and James Franco’s Castro Casting Highlight Hollywood’s Persistent Erasure of Latinos (Column)

It wasn’t a great week for Latinos in Hollywood, but I’m sure many of you knew that already. Between Warner Bros. axing the release of “Batgirl” starring Leslie…

‘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…

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…

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.…

‘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…

Warner Bros. Discovery U.K. Sets Leadership Team Under Antonio Ruiz

Warner Bros. Discovery U.K. has set its leadership team under general manager Antonio Ruiz. Ruiz was appointed general manager for the U.K. and Ireland back in June, reporting…

Samantha Bee’s ‘Full Frontal’ Canceled in Latest Late-Night Cutback

Samantha Bee’s “Full Frontal” is getting a kick in the rear from Warner Bros. Discovery. The show, which became a signature program for the large cable network TBS,…