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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.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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