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Lewis Hamilton Documentary Lands at Apple TV+

Apple TV+ has acquired a feature documentary about Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time Formula One world champion, to be directed by Matt Kay. The unnamed project will offer access to Hamilton and his team, on and off the track, as well as guest interviews. The documentary will be produced by Hamilton, Penni Thow, Box to Box […]

Dish and WarnerMedia End Years-Long Carriage Dispute Over HBO

After a two and a half year absence, HBO is returning to satellite TV giant Dish. And this time it’s bringing HBO Max along too. Dish and WarnerMedia announced a new carriage deal Thursday, ending a bitter dispute that saw HBO and Cinemax pulled from Dish since November 2018. The new agreement not only returns […]

Podcast Playlist: Gunpowder & Sky Veteran Joins Podium Audio, Richard Plepler Added to Luminary Board

Audio startup Podium has tapped digital media veteran Margaret Laney Silver to run strategic marketing as it seeks to grow its brand beyond its audiobook roots.

Richard Plepler Eyeing Vice News Veteran Josh Tyrangiel for Eden Productions Role

Former Vice News boss Josh Tyrangiel is in talks to join Richard Plepler's Eden Productions, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. Plepler, the former HBO chief who struck out on his own in 2019, is eyeing the news veteran to lead the documentary arm of the production company, which had a five-year deal to make programming exclusively for streaming service Apple TV+.

Former HBO Chief Richard Plepler’s Apple Deal Becomes Official

Former HBO chief Richard Plepler officially has a new home at Apple.

Former HBO CEO Richard Plepler Heading to Apple

Richard Plepler, the former HBO CEO, is near a deal to launch an Apple-based production company.

“Death by Thousands of Needle Pricks”: HBO’s Executive Exodus and the Challenges Ahead

HBO is changing under new owner AT&T as senior execs flee and a volume strategy wins fans on Wall Street but groans in Hollywood.

Critic’s Notebook: Richard Plepler’s Exit Ends HBO’s Boutique Era

As WarnerMedia shuffles the executive decks and prepares to embrace streaming, THR's chief TV critic looks back at the HBO CEO's tenure and legacy.

Richard Plepler Departing HBO After Three Decades at Cable Giant

Richard Plepler is set to leave HBO after almost 30 years with the company, marking the biggest leadership change since AT&T finalized its purchase of HBO parent Time Warner in 2018.

Sting, Pharrell, Bon Jovi and Chris Martin Perform at Apollo in the Hamptons Benefit

Spike Lee, Ron Meyer, Jeff Bewkes, Ted Sarandos, Richard Plepler, Robert Downey Jr. and Jimmy Fallon were among the industry titans at the summer bash, hosted at Ron Perelman's Hamptons home.

HBO’s Push to Get Bigger and Broader: 7 Burning Questions

The new HBO: seven big burning questions about Warner Media CEO John Stankey's plan to grow the cable network.

HBO Employees Face “Tough Year” Akin to “Childbirth,” Warns AT&T Executive

HBO faces "tough year" akin to "childbirth," warns John Stankey, the AT&T executive charged with overseeing the company. The telco is looking to move the premium cable network from a boutique operation to a broader content creator to better compete with the likes of Netflix.