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Chelsey Summey Joins Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group as Senior VP of Communications

Longtime communications executive Chelsey Summey is joining Warner Bros. Discovery as senior vp of communications for Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group. Summey is moving over the hills and into Burbank from Amazon MGM Studios, where she served as head of corporate communications for the studio’s film group. At Warners, Summey will support the film group’s […]

Fox’s Tubi to Stream DC Titles Including ‘The Batman,’ ‘Black Adam,’ ‘Wonder Woman’

Tubi has expanded its partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery to stream many of its DC titles, including The Batman, Suicide Squad, Black Adam, Wonder Woman and Aquaman. Fox’s free, ad-supported streamer will also offer series on-demand including Batwoman, Gotham, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, as well as Birds of Prey (and the […]

David Zaslav Says Hollywood Must Make “Tougher, Faster” Decisions to Avoid “Generational Disruption”

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav says his company is now “in a position to really attack for growth” over the next year, with its finances stabilizing and the entertainment industry moving forward after the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA strikes. But he added that the “generational disruption” that is impacting the industry “requires […]

‘South Park’ Streaming Rights Standoff: Judge Rules Against Warners on Some Claims in Licensing Battle

A New York judge has trimmed Warner Bros. Discovery’s lawsuit looking to enforce the company’s exclusive streaming rights to South Park on HBO Max. Justice Margaret Chan on Tuesday found that Paramount didn’t violate any state consumer protection laws because the complaint revolves around a “private contract dispute” that allegedly caused WBD to overpay for […]

David Zaslav Admits Striking Writers Were “Right About Almost Everything”

Warner Bros. Discovery boss David Zaslav now admits that striking writers were correct in their demands for sweeping changes in how creatives are compensated in Hollywood. Zaslav told The New York Times in a lengthy new profile that he has no regrets about the deal struck between studios and the Writers Guild of America for […]

David Zaslav Says Studios’ Final SAG-AFTRA Offer “Met Virtually All of the Union’s Goals”

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav weighed in on the state of the SAG-AFTRA negotiations Wednesday, saying the studios’ offer had “met virtually all of the union’s goals.”  “We are hopeful we will reach a resolution to the SAG-AFTRA strike soon. We made a last and final offer, which met virtually all of the union’s […]

Warner Bros. Discovery Posts $111M Streaming Profit, While ‘Barbie’ Powers Studio

Warner Bros. Discovery, led by CEO David Zaslav, shrunk its overall losses on higher revenues as the impact of the dual Hollywood strikes weighed on the major studio, as did a sluggish U.S. ad market. Those industry headwinds were enough for investors to greet the third quarter results by sending stock in WBD down by […]

Jonathan Katz Teams With Warner Bros. Discovery, Lionsgate, Gray Broadcasting for On-Air and FAST Venture

With free TV experiencing a mini-renaissance, a pioneer in the digital broadcast space is launching a new venture — with help from several big players. Jonathan Katz, who founded Katz Broadcasting (Bounce TV, Court TV, Laff), is launching Free TV Networks with two diginets on Jan. 1. The new channels will be offered over the […]

Bleacher Report’s Next Big Bet: Athlete-Led Video Podcasts

Athletes are increasingly becoming media personalities in their own right, as they seek opportunities off the field or court. One of the fastest-growing areas in sports media is the athlete-led video podcast, with players recapping the week that was, interviewing teammates or other guests, and teeing up rivalries. Just look at the success of the […]

Jennifer Remling Joins Warner Bros. Discovery In Top Human Resources Post

Warner Bros. Discovery has tapped former WPP exec Jennifer Remling to succeed chief people and culture officer Adria Alpert Romm in the top human resources post at the Hollywood studio.   Jennifer Remling, most recently WPP’s global chief people officer, will succeed Alpert Romm, who first announced her retirement plans in June 2023 after being […]

With a New Tournament and Streaming Home, the NBA Is a Big Bet for Warner Bros. Discovery

In a critical NBA season, with rights renewals on the horizon and a pair of major experiments unfolding, Warner Bros. Discovery is still exuding confidence in its stewardship of the league’s TV rights. “We’re basically sold out for opening week,” says Jon Diament, who leads advertising sales for WBD Sports. Indeed, in an advertising market […]

Time Spent With Ads on TV Sets to Drop Sharply by 2027, New Forecast Suggests

The age of streaming and connected TVs will keep changing the landscape, including reducing the amount of TV advertising viewers are exposed to, even at a time when streaming services roll out advertising-funded tiers. Linear TV will, for now, nonetheless remain the primary source of ad inventory, with streamers that are ad-free or use limited […]