Warner Bros. International Television Production
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryTelevision production
Founded2009; 14 years ago (2009)
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsTelevision programs
OwnerWarner Bros. Discovery
ParentWarner Bros. Television Group
(Warner Bros. Discovery International)
SubsidiariesWBTVS UK
WBTVS Spain
WBTVS Australia
WBTVS Netherlands
Warner Bros. International Television Distribution
WebsiteOfficial website
Warner Bros Television Division

Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) is the global television production arm of Warner Bros. Television Group.

The division was formed in 2009 to produce original programming or local adaptations of Warner Bros. formats in non-U.S. territories.[1][2]

The company has also acquired numerous production companies including Shed Media in the United Kingdom and BlazHoffski Holding B.V. (including Dahl TV and BlazHoffSki Levy Productions) in the Netherlands and Belgium.[3] In 2014, the company acquired Netherlands-based Eyeworks and its global subsidiaries outside North America in a US$270 million deal, giving Warner Bros. businesses in 15 new territories.[4]

Warner Bros. International Television Distribution

Warner Bros. International Television Distribution was founded in 1989 after purchasing of Lorimar Telepictures by Warner Communications. It distributes Warner Bros., HBO and Turner content to the international television marketplace (broadcast, pay cable, basic cable, satellite, pay-per-view, subscription video-on-demand, digital platforms, etc.).[5]

Global divisions

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Australia

Warner Bros. International Television Production Australia (WBITPA) was founded in 2004 as Eyeworks Australia before being rebranded in 2014.[6]

As Eyeworks Australia, shows produced include Celebrity Splash, Being Lara Bingle, Gangs of Oz and Territory Cops. Following the rebrand, WBITPA began producing The Bachelor Australia from its fourth season, spin-offs The Bachelorette Australia from its second season[7] & Bachelor in Paradise, as well as First Dates, the eighth season of Who Do You Think You Are?,[8] Back in Time for Dinner, the sixteenth season of Dancing with the Stars and The Masked Singer Australia.[9]

New Zealand

WBITVP New Zealand produces some of New Zealand’s most successful entertainment shows including RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under, The Bachelor NZ, The Bachelorette NZ, The Block NZ, Celebrity Treasure Island, Glow Up, House of Drag and The Great Kiwi Bake Off.

Factual and documentary productions include Lost and Found, David Lomas Investigates, All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks and Heaven and Hell - The Centrepoint Story.

Spain

The Spanish subsidiary was acquired as part of the Eyeworks takeover in 2014.[10] Eyeworks España was renamed Warner Bros. International Television Production España in December 2015.[10][11]

Shows produced by WBITVP España include Juego de juegos [es], based on Ellen's Game of Games; First Dates [es], based on the British show of the same name; Pesadilla en la Cocina [es], based on Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares; ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? (España) [es], based on the British Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?; and Ven a cenar conmigo [es], based on the British Come Dine with Me.[12] Along with Mediaset España and Netflix, the company also co-produced Brigada Costa del Sol.[13][14]

United Kingdom

Main article: Warner Bros. Television Studios UK

Established as Shed Productions in 1998, the company was acquired by Time Warner in 2010, before being rebranded as Warner Bros. Television Productions UK in June 2014 (which was later renamed as Warner Bros. Television Studios UK in 2020).

References

  1. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (2 June 2014). "Warner Bros TV Group Seals Acquisition Of Eyeworks' Non-U.S. Businesses". Deadline. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Warner Bros. International Television Production". Warner Bros. Retrieved 19 January 2022.
  3. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (11 February 2014). "Warner Bros Television Group To Acquire Eyeworks Businesses In 15 Countries". Deadline. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  4. ^ Dickens, Andrew (2 June 2014). "Warner completes Eyeworks takeover". C21 Media. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  5. ^ "WarnerBros.com-Warner Bros. International Television Distribution". Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  6. ^ Knox, David (3 June 2014). "Warner Bros takes over Eyeworks". TV Tonight. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  7. ^ Knox, David (29 November 2015). "Warner Bros to now produce The Bachelor franchise". TV Tonight. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Warner Bros International Television Production Australia". Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  9. ^ Knox, David (27 May 2019). "10 to Mount The Masked Singer". TV Tonight. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  10. ^ a b "La productora de First Dates vuelve al beneficio en su año más agitado". Dircomfidencial (in Spanish). 3 October 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  11. ^ "Boletín Oficial del Registro Mercantil" (PDF) (in Spanish). No. 248. 17 December 2015. p. 55123. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  12. ^ "Warner Bros International Television Production, Spain". Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  13. ^ Hopewell, John; De Pablos, Emiliano (28 May 2018). "Mediaset España, Warner Bros., Netflix Link for New Spanish Drama". Variety. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  14. ^ "Exclusiva: Antena 3 renueva '¿Quién quiere ser millonario?'". El Televisero (in Spanish). 2020-01-30. Retrieved 2020-03-07.