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Discovery+’s ‘Unprecedented’: TV Review

The new documentary from Alex Holder features access to Donald Trump's children in the lead-up to and aftermath of the 2020 election, which isn't the same as being enlightening.

A “‘Succession’-Type Vibe”: Alex Holder Reveals Details About His Trump Doc After Testifying Before Jan. 6 Committee

Documentary filmmaker Alex Holder’s life changed dramatically — and practically overnight — when news broke June 21 that the House Select Committee investigating Jan. 6 had subpoenaed footage Holder shot of former President Donald Trump and those close to him. In the time since those reports surfaced, the British filmmaker — who was a producer […]

Johnny Depp’s Lawyer Camille Vasquez to Appear in ‘Johnny vs. Amber’ Doc Series Sequel for Discovery+

Discovery+ U.K. has landed two of the most high-profile legal figures involved in the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard defamation trial for its next docuseries about the court battles between the former married couple. Camille Vasquez and Benjamin G. Chew, who represented Depp, are set to appear in the second series of Johnny vs. Amber, […]

WarnerMedia’s Top Corporate Execs Cleared Out Ahead of Discovery Deal Close

As the merger between WarnerMedia and Discovery is expected to close as early as this Friday, nine top corporate executives at WarnerMedia — including HBO Max chief Andy Forssell, chief revenue officer Tony Goncalves, chief technology officer Richard Tom and chief financial officer Jennifer Biry — will exit the company, a WarnerMedia spokesperson told The […]

Chris Licht Officially Tapped as Next CNN Chief

Veteran producer Chris Licht has officially been tapped as CNN’s next leader. Licht’s title will be chairman and CEO of CNN Global. He is expected to start in May, after the Discovery-WarnerMedia merger is completed — which is anticipated to happen in April. In a note to CNN staff Monday, Licht said that he plans […]

SiriusXM to Bundle Discovery+ With Subscription Plan

SiriusXM subscribers will receive a complimentary subscription to Discovery+ as part of a bundle available for a limited period of time. Beginning on Thursday, new and existing subscribers to SiriusXM’s platinum VIP plan, which costs $34.99 a month, will get a one-year subscription to Discovery+. New subscribers, or existing subscribers who upgrade, to SiriusXM’s other […]

Discovery+ Orders Two-Part Doc on Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Relationship “Breakdown”

Discovery+ said Friday that it has ordered Johnny vs Amber, a two-episode documentary that “tells the story of the breakdown” of the relationship between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard and “how it tipped into the celebrity court case of the decade.” Produced by Optomen, the Discovery streamer said the program would tell “this international cover […]

Carole Baskin to Investigate Treatment of Big Cats at Joe Exotic’s Former Zoo in Discovery+ Docuseries (Exclusive)

Tiger King’s Carole Baskin is investigating the treatment of big cats at the zoo formerly owned by Joe Exotic — and with the help of his niece — in a new docuseries for discovery+. Carole Baskin’s Cage Fight will document Baskin’s investigation into the treatment of these animals alongside her husband, Howard, and their team. […]

Discovery CEO Promises “Shock and Awe” Streaming Strategy After WarnerMedia Merger Closes

Discovery is preparing as much as possible for the planned merger with AT&T’s WarnerMedia, CEO David Zaslav said Tuesday, highlighting that its success will depend on a “strong Warner Bros.,” which is key to attracting the “best talent” and content, and quickly rolling out the streaming strategy for the combined company. While the go-to-market strategy […]

ViacomCBS Adds 6.5M Global Streaming Subs to Top 42M, Ad Revenue Jumps

ViacomCBS added about 6.5 million global streaming subscribers in its second quarter, driven by the Paramount+ service, which debuted such originals as iCarly and Paramount movie Infinite in the period, to reach more than 42 million global paid streaming users, the entertainment company said Thursday. The company also reported an advertising revenue gain over the […]

Discovery+ Orders Ghislaine Maxwell Docuseries From James Patterson (Exclusive)

Discovery+ has greenlighted a docuseries focusing on Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend and alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell. Chasing Ghislaine, which will debut later this year, hails from executive producer and best-selling author James Patterson, the producers at eOne’s Blackfin and best-selling author and journalist Vicky Ward. The news comes as Maxwell, the daughter of disgraced billionaire […]

Discovery Reaches 15 Million Paying Streaming Subscribers

First-quarter U.S. advertising revenue declined 4 percent, while the company posted solid distribution revenue growth.