Netflix Plans to Sell Toys, T-Shirts and Concert Tickets
Branding - CPG - Streaming

Netflix Inc. has sold more than 200 million people a subscription to its streaming service. We’re about to find out if it can sell them anything else. Just this week, the company announced a new on...

Bloomberg
June 14, 2021

Wawa to Mark ‘Mare of Easttown Day’ with New Cheesesteak
Dining - Retail - Streaming - Television

For all the love Wawa has gotten thanks to the HBO hit TV show “Mare of Easttown,” the popular Pennsylvania convenience store chain is giving a little back. To celebrate its newest store opening ...

Associated Press
June 10, 2021

HBO Max With Ads Launches: What’s Different in the $10 Month...
Streaming

WarnerMedia launched a cheaper, ad-supported version of HBO Max on Wednesday, available first in the U.S. For the $9.99 monthly plan for HBO Max with ads, the company promises throwing up no more tha...

Variety
June 2, 2021

Netflix Reportedly Exploring an Expansion into Gaming
Esports - Gaming - Streaming

According to The Information, the streaming leader is in the process of recruiting for a dedicated gaming division. No official listing has been identified, but Netflix has reportedly sounded out a nu...

Digital TV Europe
May 25, 2021

AT&T, in Abrupt Turn, Will Shed Media Business in Deal Wi...
Streaming - Television

The telecommunications giant will spin off WarnerMedia in a transaction that will combine HBO and CNN with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN and HGTV. AT&T, the wireless carrier that thundered its way into t...

New York Times
May 17, 2021

‘Friends’ Reunion Special at HBO Max to Premiere in May
Streaming - Television

The long-delayed “Friends” reunion special at HBO Max will finally be there for you, with the streamer announcing the official premiere date. “Friends: The Reunion” will debut on HBO Max on M...

Variety
May 14, 2021

The Year That TV Saved Us: A 2020 Retrospective
Streaming - Television

As life outside our homes shut down, the small screen became our treasured path to safe escape Think back to those early days of quarantine. Every form of entertainment, escape, and distraction vanis...

Rolling Stone
May 10, 2021

Why Hollywood Is Giving the Nod to Companion Podcasts
Podcasts - Podcasts

On the same January day that Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick locked the final episode of HBO’s recent docuseries Allen v. Farrow, a key witness surfaced. Since 2018, lead investigative producer Amy Herd...

Hollywood Reporter
May 7, 2021

Game of Thrones’ Prequel Reveals New Photos
Streaming - Television

The “Game of Thrones” prequel series “House of the Dragon” at HBO has unveiled its first official images. “House of the Dragon” is set a few hundred years prior to the events of “Game o...

Variety
May 6, 2021

HBO’s House of the Dragon Production Begins; First Look
Television

HBO announced the news by sharing a photo of the cast having a socially-distanced table read for the show. Honestly, it's hard to make out who anyone is, though you can spot The Crown and Doctor Who's...

TechRadar
April 27, 2021

Epix, Hulu, HBO Max, AMC+ Provide Free Content for Comcast’s...
Streaming - Television

Comcast is bringing back Xfinity Watchathon Week for the ninth time, from April 27-May 3, making content from certain streaming services and premium networks available for free to their Xfinity X1 and...

Adweek
April 26, 2021

Game of Thrones | Mikkeller
Beverages - Partnerships - Streaming - Television

Warner Bros. Consumer Products partnered with beer company Mikkeller to release a GAME OF THRONES beer. The partnership consisted of Warner Bros. Consumer Products collaborating with Mikkeller to u...

NBCUniversal Might Save its Movies for Peacock Instead of Netf...
Streaming - Theatrical

NBCUniversal is mulling whether to remove its films from HBO Max and Netflix and put new movies on its own streaming service, Peacock, according to Bloomberg. Right now, HBO Max has a deal to show Un...

The Verge
April 1, 2021

Game of Thrones Play in the Works for Broadway
Attractions - Live Entertainment - Television

George R.R. Martin is developing a live stage spectacular for Broadway, West End and Australia that will bring fan-favorites like Ned Stark and Jaime Lannister back to life while dramatizing a legenda...

Hollywood Reporter
March 30, 2021

HBO Developing Three More ‘Game of Thrones’ Spinof...
Television

HBO has more 'Game of Thrones' prequels in the works, including one from 'Rome' creator Bruno Heller and another about the legendary founder of Dorne. HBO is developing three more Game of Thrones preq...

Hollywood Reporter
March 19, 2021

AT&T Raises HBO Max 2025 Subscriber Target to 120-150 Mil...
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

AT&T said Friday that it now expects to reach 120 million to 150 million HBO Max and HBO subscribers worldwide by the end of 2025, well above its October 2019 forecast of 75 million to 90 million....

Hollywood Reporter
March 12, 2021

Netflix Misses Out On Money that Disney Toys Rake In
Streaming - Toys

Chess sets commemorating a recently popular television series are selling for upwards of $99. But “The Queen’s Gambit,” Netflix Inc.’s hit miniseries about a fictional chess prodigy, isn’t t...

Bloomberg
March 11, 2021

Game of Thrones and Homes.com
Finance - Online - Partnerships - Travel

HBO partnered with Homes.com on a promotion celebrating the last season of the hit television show GAME OF THRONES.

HBO and Home.com
March 2, 2021

Behind the Family Friend Content Craze
Streaming - Television

When Fear Factor was released in 2001, it was never supposed to be a show the whole family sat down to watch together. It was made specifically for men. But then something else happened. “We though...

Kidscreen
February 22, 2021

YouTube TV Offering HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz for $5 Less
Online - Streaming - Television

For YouTube TV customers who subscribe individually to HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz, the company is rolling out a new entertainment bundle that will save people $5. The optional package is $30 a mont...

The Verge
February 19, 2021

Top 100 Subscription Apps Grew 34% to $13B in 2020
Online

Apps saw record downloads and consumer spending in 2020, globally reaching somewhere around $111 billion to $112 billion, according to various estimates. But a growing part of that spend was subscript...

TechCrunch
February 11, 2021

HBO and HBO Max Chief Details ‘Game of Thrones’ Ex...
Streaming - Television

As content chief for both the premium cabler and HBO Max, he's now tasked with broadening out the recently launched streamer with programming that can't already be found with HBO while also evolving h...

The Hollywood Reporter
February 11, 2021

‘The Last of Us’ HBO Series Casts Pedro Pascal as Joel, ...
Gaming - Streaming - Television

The upcoming “The Last of Us” series adaptation at HBO has cast Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey in the role of Ellie, Variety has confirmed. Neil Druckmann, a writer and creative director f...

Variety
February 11, 2021

HBO to Adapt Another Season of ‘Serial’ for Television
Podcasts - Television

The third season of the show is reportedly being developed for a limited-run series on HBO. In the most recent outing for Serial, the show went to Cleveland to examine the criminal justice system, loo...

InsideRadio
February 1, 2021

‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel ‘Tales of Dunk and Egg’ in E...
Streaming - Television

A series adaptation of “Tales of Dunk and Egg,” a prequel to the events of “Game of Thrones,” is in early development at HBO, Variety has learned exclusively from sources. The one-hour show w...

Variety
January 22, 2021

Disney Joins AT&T in the War on Theaters
Attractions - Theatrical

The return to life as normal can't occur fast enough for movie theaters and their investors. Shares of Cinemark Holdings are down nearly 40% in the last year and AMC Entertainment Holdings stock ha...

MSN
January 20, 2021

‘Sex and the City’ Revival Confirmed at HBO Max without Ki...
Streaming - Television

“Sex and the City” is getting the revival treatment at HBO Max, Variety has confirmed. The new chapter is titled “And Just Like That…” and will star Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and ...

Variety
January 11, 2021

Discovery+ is available now. How does it compare to other stre...
Streaming

On Monday, Discovery+ entered an increasingly crowded landscape of services vying to attract your eyeballs to their endless selection of programming. Discovery+ features more than 55,000 episodes fro...

USA TODAY
January 5, 2021

Sony Developing 3 Movies, 7 TV Shows Based on PlayStation Game...
Gaming - Television - Theatrical

The future of Sony is looking bright. The PlayStation 5 is now available and, for the most part, people love it. 2021 will give eager players Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Horizon Forbidden West, a...

The Nerd Stash
December 24, 2020

Binged All of Netflix and Disney Plus? Broaden Your Horizons w...
Online - Streaming

There's plenty of great content to watch on Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and more after a long day on the job. Sometimes, though, you want more than just something to turn your brain off with. When you get the...

Entrepreneur
December 22, 2020

Warner Bros. to release every movie in 2021 on HBO Max

The movies Warner Bros. is planning to release include: The Little Things, Judas and the Black Messiah, Tom & Jerry, Godzilla vs. Kong, Mortal Kombat, Those Who Wish Me Dead, The Conjuring: The De...

The Verge
December 3, 2020

HBO Max lands Amazon Fire TV carriage deal, ending a six-month...
Streaming - Television

HBO Max has filled in a major gap in its distribution scheme, setting a deal with Amazon Fire TV to make the streaming service available in more than 40 million U.S. homes. For the full story, visi...

Deadline
November 16, 2020

‘Friends’ reunion special set to film in early 202...
Streaming - Television

Matthew Perry says the cast is scheduled to come back together for the HBO Max special in March. For the full story, visit Hollywood Reporter  -  https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/frie...

Hollywood Reporter
November 13, 2020

HBO releases AR wellness app for ‘His Dark MaterialsR...
Tech - Television

In an effort to capitalize on surging wellness apps downloads this year, HBO released an augmented reality (AR) app to immerse fans of the fantasy series "His Dark Materials". The app has a series of ...

Mobile Marketer
November 11, 2020

Wondery CEO vows to fight federal corruption charges
Podcasts

Wondery has grown into one of the nation’s largest podcast publishers, drawing acclaim for producing compelling audio programs based on real-life stories.   Companies: Spotify, iHeartMedia, S...

The LA Times
November 10, 2020

HBO Max kids programming changes hands
Streaming - Television

Tom Ascheim's global kids, young adults and classics division is taking charge of the streamer's kids programming, and expanding into preschool in a big way. For the full story, visit Kidscreen  -...

Kidscreen
October 30, 2020

HBO Max, CN greenlight several new shows
Television

Warner Media’s HBO Max and Cartoon Network have picked up two new kids shows and extended their deal with children’s author Mo Willems For the full story, visit Kidsccreen  -  https://kidscre...

Kidsccreen
October 29, 2020

Warner Bros. TV’s Channing Dungey hire marks “180-...
Television

The move signals not simply a changing of executives but an overhaul of priorities, too. For the full story, visit Hollywood Reporter  -  https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/warner-bros-t...

Hollywood Reporter
October 21, 2020

WarnerMedia plans thousands of job cuts in restructuring
Streaming - Television

Changes at owner of HBO, Warner Bros. seek to cut costs by up to 20% as coronavirus pandemic pressures film and TV business. For the full story, visit WSJ  -  https://www.wsj.com/articles/warnerm...

WSJ
October 9, 2020

HBO Max gains on Netflix’s share of streams during Q3
Streaming - Television

Netflix still controlled the biggest share of initiated streams during the third quarter but HBO Max started gaining some ground. For the full story, visit Fierce Video  -  https://www.fiercevid...

Fierce Video
October 8, 2020

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