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HBO to lay off 150 staff this week

U.S. net HBO will cut about 150 jobs across all divisions this week as a result of corporate-wide lay-offs at parent company Time Warner.
October 28, 2014

U.S. net HBO will cut about 150 jobs across all divisions this week as a result of corporate-wide lay-offs at parent company Time Warner.

The round of lay-offs comes just weeks after Time Warner-owned Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) announced it would reduce its global workforce by about 10%, meaning the loss of around 1,475 jobs across all divisions.

A spokesperson for HBO declined to comment. It is unclear whether the network’s documentary division will face cuts, though it is understood that job cuts will occur across the board.

The lay-offs come weeks after HBO revealed plans to launch a stand-along streaming service next year.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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