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HBO, WB film channels to get discontinued in India from 15 December, WarnerMedia declares – Entertainment News , Firstpost

WarnerMedia will proceed working the Cartoon Network and Pogo channels in India.

WarnerMedia will discontinue HBO in India and Pakistan. It can even pull the plug on the WB film channel in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and the Maldives from 15 December.

According to a report in Variety, Siddharth Jain, SVP and MD, Warner Media South Asia, stated that it was a troublesome resolution to make after 20 years of efficiently working the HBO linear film channel in South Asia and greater than 10 years working the WB linear film channel.

Jain added that the pay-TV trade panorama and market dynamics have seen a dramatic shift and the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the necessity for additional change.

He went on to say that they want to categorical their heartfelt appreciation for all companions and followers, including that they owe a debt of gratitude to their workers who’ve labored on the favored manufacturers.

The report provides that WarnerMedia will proceed working the Cartoon Network and Pogo in South Asia. It will, nevertheless, retain workers primarily based in Mumbai, Delhi, and Bengaluru to deal with its youngsters’ channel operations, gross sales, and advertising, and in addition the distribution of CNN International.

As per a report in Live Mint, Gerhard Zeiler, head of worldwide, WarnerMedia throughout the APOS Summit 2020 had hinted that HBO Max, its video streaming service launched within the United States this May, could also be dropped at India quickly. Zeiler had said that in an effort to be a robust world participant they should be robust in Asia-Pacific. Admitting that they don’t have that scale in India, he had spoken of bringing HBO Max to the nation.

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