Warner Bros. Discovery

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Warner Bros. Discovery's impending new sports streaming service with ESPN and Fox will put the power back in the consumer's hand, but will have little to no impact on the trio's cable subscriber numbers, WBD chief executive David Zaslav has declared.
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Fubo is suing Disney, Fox and Warner Bros. Discovery over their recently announced joint venture sports streaming platform, calling the move an "extreme suppression of competition in the US sports-focused streaming market", according to a copy of the lawsuit.
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The United States Justice Department (DOJ) is planning to scrutinise the new sports streaming service that Disney's ESPN, Fox and Warner Bros. Discovery plan to launch later this year over potential antitrust breaches.
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The streaming platform that Disney, Fox and Warner Bros. Discovery will jointly launch later this year is, experts say, effectively a part-migration of the bundle from cable to streaming.
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ESPN, Fox and Warner Bros. Discovery have announced plans to launch a joint venture streaming service later this year in a major consolidation of the US market
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The National Basketball Association’s next round of domestic rights deals seems certain to look very different to those of the last two decades, as streaming technology and changing user behaviour drive change in the US media market at an unprecedented pace.
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Warner Bros. Discovery chief executive David Zaslav and Paramount Global chief executive Bob Bakish have met to discuss a potential merger between the two media giants, according to multiple reports

The Hexagon Cup, the newest addition to the padel calendar, today (Friday) announced its first media rights deal, a pan-Europe and Asia agreement with Warner Bros. Discovery

The NBA has secured a slight uplift for its media rights in the UK thanks to its domestic broadcast partner, Warner Bros. Discovery, stepping up in the absence of competition.

Uefa's media rights sales process for its club competitions has closed in Brazil, with incumbents Warner Bros. Discovery and commercial broadcaster SBT joined by fast-growing streaming platform CazéTV for the 2024-27 cycle.

The Danish Superliga has generated a marginal increase in its new six-season domestic media rights agreements with TV2 and Viaplay, reflecting a sluggish marketplace shorn of competition and hindered by legislative restrictions.

Norwegian public-service broadcaster NRK has reached an agreement with Warner Bros. Discovery to show live coverage of all athletics events during next year’s Olympic Games in Paris.

Warner Bros. Discovery is to shut down GCN+ and the GCN App, the direct-to-consumer cycling platforms, in its latest restructuring move in the digital space
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Warner Bros. Discovery has reported third-quarter net losses of $417m (€390m) after a decline in advertising revenue, a drop in streaming subscribers, and what president and chief executive David Zaslav called a “generational disruption” as the company’s stock tumbled by 19 per cent.

France Télévisions extended its exclusive domestic free-to-air rights to the Tour de France for five years, from 2026 to 2030, after agreeing to a slight uplift and recommitting to significant production costs.

Swedish public broadcaster SVT has secured highlights rights to the 2024 Paris Olympics, after striking a deal with media group Warner Bros. Discovery
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Two of Houston's top sports franchises, Major League Baseball's Astros and the National Basketball Association's Rockets, have acquired AT&T SportsNet Southwest, one of Warner Bros

Gernot Bauer, head of sport at Warner Bros. Discovery Germany, is leaving the media giant to join commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1