WarnerMedia Consolidate HBO and Warner Bros. Divisions
WarnerMedia has announced the transfer of HBO Enterprises and Home Entertainment divisions to Warner Bros.The realignment will also see distribution of Turner Originals in the U.S. move to the Warner Bros. team.
Jeffrey Schlesinger, president, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution, will take leadership responsibility for 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 the division’s president Jim Wuthrich.
“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,” says Schlesinger. “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.”
The reorganization at WarnerMedia comes following a larger executive shift that occurred earlier this year. Changes were made with the aim to reform teams around entertainment networks, live programming, content production and sales.