Founded: September 8, 2005
The WARNER BROS. TELEVISION GROUP oversees and grows the entire portfolio of Warner Bros.’ television businesses, including worldwide production, traditional and digital distribution, and broadcasting.
In the traditional TV arena, WBTVG produces primetime, first-run, cable and animated series, with more than 70 programs on the air during the 2015-16 television season. WBTVG is the only studio to have at least one series on each of the five broadcast networks; in fact, Warner Bros. has at least two series on every network.
The cornerstone of WBTVG is Warner Bros. Television, one of the industry’s leading suppliers of network programming, as well as a major producer for cable. WBTV’s returning programs for 2015-16 are The 100, 2 Broke Girls, Arrow, The Big Bang Theory, The Flash, Gotham, iZOMBIE, The Leftovers, Major Crimes, The Middle, Mike & Molly, Mom, The Mysteries of Laura, The Originals, Person of Interest, Shameless, Supernatural, Undateable, The Vampire Diaries and Childrens Hospital, among others. New series include Blindspot (which was quickly renewed for a second season), Containment, DC Legends of Tomorrow, Lucifer, Rush Hour and Supergirl, as well as 11/22/63 and the upcoming Roadies and Westworld. WBTV also distributes the upcoming Warner Bros. Animation–produced TV series adaptation of Green Eggs and Ham, coming to Netflix in 2018.
WBTVG also includes:
WBTVG is rapidly developing new business models for the evolving television landscape, as well as moving aggressively into the global expansion of local production and broadening its operations in the digital space on a number of fronts, including distribution and production.
The Television Group has two category-leading distribution units: Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution (WBDTD) and Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (WBITD). Together, these entities are responsible for the distribution of Warner Bros. Entertainment content to television outlets around the world.
The final component of WBTVG is broadcasting: The CW Television Network—launched (in partnership with CBS) in September 2006 with quality, diverse programming—is targeted to the 18–34 audience on television and online through CWTV.com.