(May 8, 2019 – New York City)– WarnerMedia today announces the transfer of HBO Enterprises and Home Entertainment to Warner Bros. In addition, the distribution of the U.S. Turner Originals is part of this realignment.
Jeffrey Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution, will take leadership responsibility for activities of HBO Enterprises and the distribution of Turner content produced in the U.S.
HBO Home Entertainment will transfer to Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment and Games under the leadership of its President, Jim Wuthrich.
Gerhard Zeiler, Chief Revenue Officer, WarnerMedia said: “Bringing these businesses all under one roof means we improve cooperation and create scale. Acting as one will strengthen our position in an increasingly challenging marketplace.”
“For the first time at our company, the diverse and unparalleled portfolio of genre-defining new and library programming created by HBO, Warner Bros. and Turner will be distributed globally by one group,” said Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution. “This structure will enable us to speak with one voice, as we create new and innovative ways to license our top-quality programming to networks, channels and services globally, helping them grow their audiences and subscriber bases.”
According to Jim Wuthrich, President, Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment and Games, “While we have had a strategic alliance with HBO in the past that involved physical product distribution, we are now excited to welcome the digital transactional sales and marketing teams into the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment family. We look forward to sharing their iconic and acclaimed original programming with home entertainment audiences worldwide.”
WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies.
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