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10 questions with... Melissa Jones, CEO and creative director of DTE Studio

on Jul 20, 2019

By Christopher Tolve In an attempt to showcase the personalities of the people behind the media and marketing sector, The Drum speaks to individuals who are bringing something a little different to the industry and talks to them about what insights and life experience they can offer the rest of us. This week’s 10 Questions are put to Melissa Jones, CEO and creative director of DTE Studio. What was your first-ever job? My first job was as a junior graphic designer at Tommy Boy Records in New York. I was so excited to be in the music business, designing record covers was my Read full story › Source: The Drum...

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HBO Max builds out its content team – but questions surround AT&T's wider TV plans

on Jul 19, 2019

By Andrew Blustein HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s forthcoming streaming service, has added key members to its original content and business operations team as questions swirl arround its parent company’s broader ambitions in TV. Sarah Aubrey, who served as executive vice-president of original programming at TNT, has been named head of original content. On the operational side, Eric Besner is now senior-vice president of business development and strategy. HBO Max has added 11 new roles in total, including Aubrey and Besner. They will ultimately report to Kevin Reilly, who in December 2018 was tapped to lead WarnerMedia’s then-unnamed streaming service. “HBO Max is committed Read full story › Source: The Drum...

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Leo Burnett creative chief Britt Nolan to depart after 10 years

on Jul 19, 2019

By Kyle O'Brien According to an internal memo from Leo Burnett, Britt Nolan will step down from his chief creative officer and co-president role for a position at another agency. “Britt Nolan has decided to move on from Leo Burnett after a great 10-year run. We are very sad to see him go but respect his decision to leave for another agency yet to be announced,” said the memo. As the agency looks for a successor in the chief creative officer role, the memo stated that global creative lead, Liz Taylor, will partner with chief strategy officer and co-president Emma Montgomery and the leaders of Read full story › Source: The Drum...

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‘We're not competing with other streaming services’ – ITV and BBC chiefs on BritBox UK

on Jul 19, 2019

By Stephen Lepitak Ahead of the UK launch of BritBox, the BBC and ITV’s content streaming service, the chiefs of the rival broadcasters have come together to explain how they plan to make it a commercial success. The service, which is set to feature shows such as Downton Abbey, Victoria, Luther and Doctor Who, will cost £5.99 per month when it enters the market in the fourth quarter of 2019. Both the BBC’s iPlayer and ITV Player will continue to operate. Content on BritBox will be appear only after it has been featured on the broadcasters’ respective catch-up services. In Read full story › Source: The Drum...

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ITV & BBC set aside rivalries with BritBox UK go-ahead

on Jul 19, 2019

By John Glenday The BBC and ITV are to set aside their differences to bring their one-stop-shop streaming service to UK shores for the first time. In a long-awaited move, the pair downed weapons and confirmed they would launch BritBox in Britain in the fourth quarter of this year as the pair face up to an even greater foe in the form of Netflix and a pending wave of similar streaming hopefuls. For a monthly fee of £5.99 subscribers will be able to stream hit shows from both sides of the terrestrial TV divide in HD, bringing the likes of Love Read full story › Source: The Drum...

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