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Zia Sands Lead Acquisitions, Partnerships and Co-Productions from Warner Bros. Discovery talks to us about what WBD are looking for.

October 23 Conference

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Zia Sands - Warner Bros. Discovery..

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Q - There has been some major changes at Warner Bros. Discovery after the merger of two huge media giants- with Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim and all WBD's animated channels now being merged into one WBD Animation department. How has the transition gone?

Q - In an ever changing market place, and with viewing habits changing all the time, what are you looking in terms of new IP for the UK market?

Q - The other major media giants have all now started their own streaming platforms, do we expect a UK launch of HBO's max anytime soon?

Q - Rick and Morty has been a global powerhouse for WBD - do we expect more in the way of commissioning for these types of show and should the UK be doing more?

Thank you Zia - to learn more about Warner Bros. Discovery visit their website


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