DC Universe: ‘Lost’ Actor Kevin Durand Joins ‘Swamp Thing’ As Villain

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EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Durand has joined the cast of the upcoming DC Universe series Swamp Thing in the role of Jason Woodrue, the brilliant but abrasive scientist who longtime fans of DC Comics also know as the transmogrified super-villain called Floronic M…

‘Riverdale’ Actor Henderson Wade Joins ‘Swamp Thing’ Cast As Matt Cable

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EXCLUSIVE: Riverdale and Extant actor Henderson Wade is joining the cast of Swamp Thing in the series-regular role of Matt Cable, a Louisiana lawman who finds himself in dire straits when supernatural evil threatens the town he’s sworn to protect…

Warner Bros Digital Launches DC Universe With Heroic Hopes

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With hopes for a heroic future, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Digital Networks on Saturday launched DC Universe, a streaming site that entices superhero fans to pay $7.99 a month for access to new television shows, digital comics, fan forums, exclu…

Warner Bros. Digital Networks’ Stage 13 Names Christopher Mack SVP Scripted Content & Shari Scorca VP Unscripted

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Warner Bros. Digital Networks’ new short-form content brand Stage 13 announced two additions to its senior creative team.
Warner Bros. Television’s Christopher Mack is joining Stage 13 as senior vice president of scripted content and Shari Scorca…

Warner Bros. Digital Networks Taps Patty Hirsh to Head Streaming Group, DramaFever CEO Seung Bak to Exit

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Patty Hirsch, previously one of Time Inc.’s top digital execs, is taking over the helm of Warner Bros. Digital Networks’ streaming-video team. With her hire, Seung Bak, current head of Warner Bros. Digital Labs and CEO of DramaFever, will be leaving the company after “a multiweek transition plan” to pursue entrepreneurial projects, the company said. […]

Machinima Taps Former CBS Interactive Exec Steve Reed as VP Brand Partnerships

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Machinima, Warner Bros. Digital Networks’ gamer-fan entertainment network, has hired digital-sales veteran Steve Reed as VP of brand partnerships. Reed reports to Machinima SVP and GM Russell Arons. In the new role, Reed will be responsible for building out and managing Machinima’s brand-facing sales force and strategic ad-sales planning. “Steve comes to Machinima with a […]

Ellen DeGeneres’ Digital Business Taps Ex-Disney Exec Michael Riley as General Manager

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Michael Riley is the new general manager of Ellen Digital Ventures, a joint initiative between talk-show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres and Warner Bros. Digital Networks. Riley takes over the role from Jill Braff, who departed Ellen Digital Ventures last summer and joined digital-media and commerce company Brit + Co. last month as president. Riley […]

FilmStruck Adds Warner Bros. Films As Warner Archive Sunsets

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FilmStruck, Turner‘s streaming service for movies, is partnering with Warner Bros. Digital Networks (WBDN) and adding some new features that will expand its film library to some Hollywood classics. As part of the venture, Warner Archive will sunset its service effective immediately, with current subscribers being transitioned to a FilmStruck subscription.
Beginning today, FilmStruck subscribers in the US will get hundreds of new movies and streaming access to films from…

Go90 Renews ‘Now We’re Talking’ Sports Comedy From LeBron James’ Uninterrupted, WB’s Blue Ribbon for Expanded Season 2

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Verizon’s Go90 video service has ordered season 2 of sports-broadcasting comedy “Now We’re Talking,” from LeBron James’ Uninterrupted and Warner Bros. Television Group’s Blue Ribbon Content — elevating it to half-hour format. The second season of the show will premiere on the free, ad-supported Go90 service in 2018. The first season, which ran last year […]

Warner Bros.’s Machinima Launches 24-Hour Channel on Twitch

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Machinima now has a linear-TV-style channel on Twitch, the Amazon-owned social-video platform focused on live video-game broadcasting and culture. Machinima, a division of Warner Bros. Digital Networks, launched the ad-supported 24-hour channel on Twitch (at twitch.tv/machinima) on Wednesday. At launch, the channel features gaming, fandom and animation content culled from Machinima’s existing original productions, including videos from […]

Warner Bros. Stage 13 Sets Debut Dates For Three Streaming Series

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Warner Bros. Digital Networks will kick off its Stage 13 digital content brand on Thursday with the launch of Independent, an unscripted series that follows the careers of four hip-hop artists. The service will stream for free via YouTube, Facebook and at Stage13.com, with monthly series premieres planned. It will also be available on Verizon’s mobile go90. To date, Stage 13 has produced 11 series.
The service also announced debut dates for its other two planned…

Machinima CEO Chad Gutstein Exiting; Russell Arons Named GM

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Machinima CEO Chad Gutstein is leaving “to pursue entrepreneurial projects,” and Russell Arons, SVP Worldwide Marketing at Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, has been named General Manager of the digital studio.
Gutstein will remain at Machinima, which Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group acquired last year, during a multi-week transition. The former COO of the Ovation TV network joined the studio in March 2014 as the online video service aimed to revamp itself as a…