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Anna Kendrick, Paul Feig Team for Comedy Anthology Series at WarnerMedia Streaming Service

Anna Kendrick and Paul Feig are coming to the WarnerMedia streaming service Variety has learned that the upcoming streamer has ordered the romantic comedy anthology series “Love Life,” the first season of which will star Kendrick with Feig executive producing. WarnerMedia has ordered a 10-episode first season of the half-hour series. The series will follow […]
Tags: News, Anna Kendrick, Paul Feig, Kendrick, Feig, Love Life, WarnerMedia, WarnerMedia Streaming Service, Anna Kendrick Paul Feig Team


CNN Will Test Comedy With Colin Quinn Special

On many days, wringing humor out of the current news cycle seems a fruitless task. CNN is going to give it a try. On Monday at 9 p.m. – in the last hours of Memorial Day – the cable-news outlet will air an hour-long show featuring comedian Colin Quinn, who will perform a version of […]
Tags: News, Cnn, AT&T, Jeff Zucker, Chris Cuomo, Colin Quinn, Amy Entelis, Jon Adler, WarnerMedia


Meet the power players at Netflix leading the streaming giant's defense against Disney and other rivals (NFLX)

Netflix is about to face a bevy of new streaming-video competitors — some larger, with more experience developing TV and film, and with deeper pockets than itself. Disney, WarnerMedia, and Apple are all launching subscription services in 2019. Netflix is focusing on its growing international audience, building its reputation for Hollywood-grade films and children's programming, and inking distribution deals with more wireless and TV providers to keep growing its subscriber base, in spite of th...
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Meet the power players at Netflix, who are leading the streaming giant's defense against Disney and other rivals (NFLX)

Netflix is about to face a bevy of new streaming-video competitors — some larger, with more experience developing TV and film, and with deeper pockets than itself. Disney, WarnerMedia, and Apple are all launching subscription services in 2019. Netflix is focusing on its growing international audience, building its reputation for Hollywood-grade films and children's programming, and inking distribution deals with more wireless and TV providers to keep growing its subscriber base, in spite of th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Asia, Orange Is The New Black, Japan, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Shonda Rhimes, Nbc, Yahoo, Abc, California, Stanford, India


How Studios’ Streaming Services Affect Global Strategy, Sales at L.A. Screenings

Usually at this time of year buyers for TV outlets around the world stay keenly abreast of news about programs in the works for the fall television season. Many try to keep tabs on the hot prospects to prepare for shopping trips to come at program markets such as this week’s L.A. Screenings, in which […]
Tags: News, Features, Nbcuniversal, WarnerMedia, Disney Plus


IFC Films Unlimited is Another New Streaming Service, But Can It Last?

Independent distributor IFC Films is poised to launch its own streaming service called IFC Films Unlimited, which will initially be accessible through Amazon Prime Video Channels. The service will include hundreds of movies, including The Babadook, The Trip, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Certified Copy, Gomorrah, and more. But even with its own impressive selection of acclaimed independent movies, will IFC Films Unlimited be able to survive against the ever-growing competition in the streaming arena? Va...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Movies, Disney, Ifc, Showtime, Cannes film festival, Hulu, Ifc Films, Netflix Amazon, Hitchcock, Lisa Schwartz, Home Video, WarnerMedia, IFC Films Co, IFC Films Unlimited


Upfronts download: That's a wrap

TV networks did their darndest this week to distract media buyers and advertisers from the reality of dire TV ratings. Several even avoided the typical practice of splashing graphics on giant screens to depict how they are No. 1 with women who buy soap or men who watch sports. Instead, they tried to woo marketers with gyrating dancers, non-existent streaming services and boasts about their sheer size thanks to recent mega-deals. But we aren’t completely jaded. If there’s one takeaway from ...
Tags: Abc, Advertising, Disney, Digital, Fox, Comcast, Showtime, Cbs, Leslie Moonves, Philadelphia, Espn, Tbs, Nielsen, Nbc Universal, Rupert Murdoch, Hulu


A Warner Bros. exec explains the data behind licensing shows like 'Friends' to Netflix

Warner Bros. is considering pulling popular TV shows like "Seinfeld" and "Friends" from other streaming services like Netflix and Hulu as it readies its own rival streaming platform for later this year. Netflix is still introducing the 1990s sitcom, "Friends," to new, young viewers, data from Nielsen found. The media company will have to weigh the value of building the "Friends" brand through platforms like Netflix with the show's potential to attract people to its coming service. Visit Busine...
Tags: New York, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Cbs, Tbs, Jurassic World, Nielsen, Warner Bros, Hulu, Seinfeld, Paramount, Jpmorgan, AT T


The best and worst of the 2019 TV upfronts

Nothing was more evident during TV’s biggest week than the fact that networks are at a crossroads. Once the place to show off splashy content that people will (hopefully) watch so advertisers can sell them things, this year’s dog-and-pony shows were overshadowed by mega-deals, messy scandals and streaming services. These topics were at the center of some of best jokes, flashiest costumes and stunts of the week. Funniest OTT joke Streaming video was a focal point at nearly all of the presentati...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Usa, Nbc, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, Abc, Advertising, Disney, NFL, Kaley Cuoco, Walmart, Fox, Comcast, Colbert, Cbs


Winter is coming for HBO NOW subscriber growth

Fan reaction to Game of Thrones‘ final season may be mixed, but the show has been undeniably good for HBO’s network — and for its over-the-top streaming service, HBO NOW. The Season 8 premiere drew in 11.8 million live viewers and 17.4 million viewers across all platforms on the day of airing, as well as a record number of sign-ups to HBO NOW, which in March was reported to have 8 million subscribers. But the show’s finale airs this Sunday, and HBO is set to see a huge exodus of streaming subscr...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Disney, Tech, Netflix, Cbs, Westworld, Hulu, Mintel, Hbo Now, Netflix Hulu, Netflix Amazon Prime Video, WarnerMedia


TruTV Programming and Marketing Heads Depart As Network Is Streamlined Under Kevin Reilly (EXCLUSIVE)

As TruTV is incorporated more fully along side TNT and TBS, its top programming executives are also departing. That means Marissa Ronca, executive VP and head of programming, as well as marketing and digital executive VP Puja Vohra, are no longer with the network. Ronca and Vohra exit alongside TruTV president Chris Linn, whose departure […]
Tags: News, Tbs, TNT, Kevin Reilly, TruTV, Vohra, WarnerMedia, Chris Linn, Marissa Ronca, Puja Vohra, Tru TV, Ronca


WarnerMedia’s Kevin Reilly Takes Reigns of TruTV in Expanded Role

WarnerMedia executive Kevin Reilly, a key executive who has been leading the company's programming efforts on TNT and TBS and spearheading its streaming service ambitions, will take over TruTV's programming efforts in an expanded role at the company, WarnerMedia parent company AT&T announced Thursday. As part of the promotion, Reilly, who joined WarnerMedia in 2014,...
Tags: Advertising, Tbs, TNT, Reilly, AT T, Kevin Reilly, TruTV, TV Upfronts, WarnerMedia


Meet the 8 execs at AT&T who are taking on rivals Disney and Verizon in the year ahead

AT&T is a legacy telecom company with modern ambitions. The Dallas, Texas-based company is an old-school wireless and wireline operator with aspirations of going head to head with Verizon in the race to create a ubiquitous 5G network in the US.  And with its acquisition of Time Warner, it cemented it's ability to control both the pipes of distribution of internet into homes, and media content creation. It's now aiming to do battle with Disney and Netflix to dominate the OTT streaming ecosystem....
Tags: Verizon, Hbo, Nbc, Time Warner, Disney, US, Trends, CMO, Netflix, United States, Ubs, Warner Bros, Doj, Cto, Kevin Tsujihara, Snyder


Kevin Reilly Signs New Deal With WarnerMedia, Takes Over TruTV

Kevin Reilly has signed a new four-year deal with WarnerMedia that will keep him at the company through 2022 and expand his oversight of its basic cable networks. Reilly will now oversee the TruTV cabler in addition to running TNT and TBS, and serving as chief content officer of direct-to-consumer for WarnerMedia. Chris Linn, who […]
Tags: News, Tbs, TNT, Reilly, Kevin Reilly, TruTV, WarnerMedia, Chris Linn


The CW practices patience in 2019-2020 season

Having renewed nearly its entire primetime lineup back on January 31, the CW entered pilot season with a short list of projects needed to fill the rare vacancies on the fall schedule. As such, the network will introduce just two new series in October, one of which adds yet another DC Comics property into the mix. It’s certainly unusual for a network to renew all of its freshman series, but The CW President Mark Pedowitz said on a press call Thursday morning that with more than 500 scripted sh...
Tags: Abc, Advertising, Netflix, Cbs, New Mexico, Nielsen, Warner Bros, Emma Roberts, Cw, Mark Pedowitz, Nancy, Nancy Drew, Roswell, WB, Riverdale, UPN


Stephen Colbert does upfronts humor, and the White House tackles Facebook and Twitter: Thursday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device; sign up here. It’s the fourth day of the TV upfronts, with TV networks pitching their shows to advertisers; everyone’s probably a bit bleary-eyed this morning, so let’s start with a joke. At CBS’s event, Stephen Colbert said the reason the network has been No. 1 for 11 seasons is because “there are a lot of old people who d...
Tags: Facebook, Stephen Colbert, White House, Advertising, Cbs, Conde Nast, Tbs, IAC, Nielsen, Jackson, Michael Jackson, Woodstock, Trump, Conan O'brien, AT T, Les Moonves


The Most—and Least—Surprising Moments From Wednesday’s Upfront Events

After a packed Wednesday that included events from WarnerMedia and CBS, the end of upfronts week is finally in sight. Only The CW's presentation Thursday morning stands between attendees and the finish line. But before The CW wraps things up, let's take a look back at the most--and least--surprising moments from Wednesday's presentations, which included...
Tags: Advertising, Cbs, Cw, TV Upfronts, WarnerMedia


CBS tries to forget its past, WarnerMedia revamps for OTT: Upfronts download

Welcome to our special pop-up TV upfronts roundup. Each day this week we’re bringing you breaking news and some of the best (and worst) of TV’s dog-and-pony show, curated by Jeanine Poggi, senior editor, and delivered directly to your inbox. Get it in your email by signing up here. Moonves who? My, how much things have changed. Last year at Carnegie Hall, advertisers gave Leslie Moonves a standing ovation. At this year’s upfront presentation, CBS execs sought to assure advertisers his tainted ...
Tags: Stephen Colbert, New York City, Advertising, Disney, Kaley Cuoco, Walmart, Colbert, Hillary Swank, Cbs, Leslie Moonves, Tbs, Lincoln Center, TNT, Adweek, Steven Spielberg, Michael


CBS distances itself from its former chief, touting diversity and inclusion at its upfront

On Wednesday, in the same theater where one year ago advertisers gave Leslie Mooves a standing ovation, CBS execs sought to assure the audience that the failure of his tenure has not impacted the stability of the company. CBS used sports analogies to acknowledge the scandal that’s shaken the company over the past year during its upfront presentation in Carnegie Hall in New York City on Wednesday afternoon. In a parody of its NFL pre-game show that opened the hoopla, hosts Jim Nantz and Tony R...
Tags: Stephen Colbert, New York City, Advertising, Disney, NFL, Colbert, Cbs, Jim Nantz, James Corden, Tony Romo, 21st Century Fox, Walt Disney, Ross, Carnegie Hall, AT T, Les Moonves


Get Schwifty! Rick and Morty season 4 will premiere later this year

Adult Swim's wildly popular animated series Rick and Morty will return for a fourth season in November 2019, according to WarnerMedia, more than two years after the show's season 3 premiere first aired on the network. The post Get Schwifty! Rick and Morty season 4 will premiere later this year appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Morty, Rick, Rick And Morty, Movies & TV, WarnerMedia, Schwifty Rick


Get Schwifty! Rick and Morty season 4 will premiere in later this year

Adult Swim's wildly popular animated series Rick and Morty will return for a fourth season in November 2019, according to WarnerMedia, more than two years after the show's season 3 premiere first aired on the network. The post Get Schwifty! Rick and Morty season 4 will premiere in later this year appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Morty, Rick, Rick And Morty, Movies & TV, WarnerMedia, Schwifty Rick


After Honing TBS’ Comedic Voice, WarnerMedia Risks Damaging the Brand by Adding Dramas

As much as Disney and AT&T's WarnerMedia wouldn't want to admit it, they have a lot in common. Both entertainment companies just went through massive mergers (Disney and Fox; AT&T and Time Warner), are in the midst of creating new streaming services to take on Netflix (each rolling out within the next year) that will...
Tags: Time Warner, Advertising, Disney, Fox, Netflix, TV Upfronts, WarnerMedia


WarnerMedia Pitches Data-Driven, ‘Smarter’ Ad Approach at Upfront

WarnerMedia touted a bigger-than-ever programming portfolio, new data-driven capabilities and the "new company" it is hoping to evolve into during its upfront presentation Wednesday morning. The event at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden gave plenty of attention to the company's deep programming slate and pointed to all of its new capabilities borne out...
Tags: Advertising, Madison Square Garden, TV Upfronts, Hulu Theater, WarnerMedia, WarnerMedia Pitches Data Driven


AT&T to Madison Avenue: Time to Hang Up on TV Networks? (Column)

You hear it from programming executives all the time: TV fans don’t watch networks; they watch shows. AT&T seems ready to transform that maxim into a truism. In a presentation to advertisers today, the telecom giant’s WarnerMedia broke down plenty of silos – some of which advertisers might prefer remain standing, at least in the […]
Tags: News, AT T, Tv Advertising, Snowpiercer, Donna Speciale, Madison Avenue, Ann Curry, Upfronts, WarnerMedia


‘Snowpiercer’ TV Show Already Set for a Second Season Before Season 1 Even Premieres

Despite delays and a network change, it seems like nothing can stop the perpetual train that is the Snowpiercer TV series from chugging along. The sci-fi series adaptation of Bong Joon-ho‘s acclaimed 2014 film of the same name has already been renewed for a second season at TBS before it has made its 2020 release. WarnerMedia announced that it has ordered Snowpiercer season 2, a year before season 1 is hitting the airwaves in 2020. The post-apocalyptic sci-fi series will air both seasons on ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Tbs, TNT, Snowpiercer, Angie Tribeca, Rowan Blanchard, Daveed Diggs, Bong Joon, Bong Joon Ho, Film to TV, Action/Adventure, Graeme Manson, Brett Weitz, Jennifer-Connelly


A Warner Bros. exec breaks down the decision to keep 'Friends' on Netflix and the data behind it

Warner Bros. is considering pulling popular TV shows like "Seinfeld" and "Friends" from other streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, as it readies its own rival streaming platform for later this year. Netflix is still introducing the 1990s sitcom, "Friends," to new, young viewers, data from Nielsen shows.  The media company will have to weigh the value of building the "Friends" brand through platforms like Netflix, versus the show's potential to attract people to its upcoming service.  Visi...
Tags: New York, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Cbs, Tbs, Nielsen, Warner Bros, Hulu, Seinfeld, Paramount, Jpmorgan, AT T, Winterfell


‘Rick and Morty’ Season 4 to Premiere in 2019

“Rick and Morty” Season 4 is on it’s way! The hit Adult Swim series is set to return for its fourth season in November 2019, it was announced Wednesday at the WarnerMedia upfront presentation in New York. Season 4 will premiere just over two years after the finale of Season 3 in October 2017, the […]
Tags: Adult Swim, New York, News, Morty, Rick, Rick And Morty, Upfronts, WarnerMedia


WarnerMedia upfront: TBS, the ‘very funny’ network, gets serious about drama

TBS—the “very funny” network—is getting serious. The WarnerMedia cable channel will add dramas to its lineup starting next year, Kevin Reilly, president of TBS and TNT and chief creative officer at WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer unit, announced during the company’s upfront pitch to advertisers on Wednesday morning. It’s the first dog-and-pony show for WarnerMedia since being acquired by AT&T in June. The decision to broaden out TBS’s programming is part of WarnerMedia’s more flexible ...
Tags: Advertising, Tbs, Warner Bros, TNT, Donna Speciale, Conan O'brien, Reilly, AT T, Kevin Reilly, TruTV, John Stankey, WarnerMedia, Stankey, Xandr, Hearst Magazines Newsy, Philo Tubi


A new report shows HBO's big weakness as it battles Netflix and Disney in the streaming wars

Disney will be at an advantage over new streaming competitors now that it has control over Hulu. The combined assets of Disney and Fox along with Hulu raise Disney's content hours to over 57,000 hours. WarnerMedia's streaming platform, including HBO, would include over 10,000, according to Ampere Analysis. As companies remove licensed titles from Netflix and Amazon, HBO/WarnerMedia could be at a disadvantage. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Comcast relinquished operational...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Hollywood, Time Warner, Disney, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Showtime, Cbs, Espn, Hulu, Turner, Arpu, Amazon Prime Video


'We want everybody to win': A Warner Bros. exec breaks down the decision to keep 'Friends' on Netflix

Warner Bros. is considering pulling popular TV shows like "Seinfeld" and "Friends" from other streaming services like Netflix and Hulu as it readies its own rival streaming platform for later this year. Netflix is still introducing the 1990s sitcom, "Friends," to new, young viewers, data from Nielsen found. The media company will have to weigh the value of building the "Friends" brand through platforms like Netflix with the show's potential to attract people to its coming service. Visit Busine...
Tags: New York, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Cbs, Tbs, Nielsen, Warner Bros, Hulu, Seinfeld, Paramount, Jpmorgan, AT T, Randall Stephenson