Warner Bros. Television Distribution: Wikis


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Warner Bros. Television Distribution is an American television distribution arm of Warner Bros. Television, itself a part of Time Warner formed circa 1960. In 1989, the company formed Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution after acquiring Lorimar-Telepictures when both distribution arms folded.

The company currently distributes the library from its television library, including material acquired from Turner Entertainment Co. (including the pre-1986 MGM TV library and the holdings of Associated Artists Productions), Hanna-Barbera, most of those by Ruby Spears Enterprises, Cartoon Network, Lorimar Television, Telepictures, post-1974 Rankin-Bass, HBO (US distributor), and Wolper Productions. WBTD also handles its Warner Bros. Pictures library including those by Turner Entertainment Co., Castle Rock Entertainment (excepting those currently owned by MGM and Sony Pictures Entertainment), most films by Lorimar Motion Pictures, most of the HBO Films (includes HBO NYC, HBO Films, and HBO Pictures), and Warner Independent Pictures, among others.

In 1994, Warner Bros. Television Distribution formed Warner Bros. Domestic Pay TV Cable & Network Features. In 2000, however, Warner Bros. Domestic Pay TV Cable & Network Features was folded back into WBTD.


Titles produced and/or distributed by Warner Bros. Television Distribution

Not all series were produced by Warner Bros. Television in this unit

Warner Bros. Television

Lorimar Television

Telepictures Productions

Rankin/Bass (1974-1989)

New World Television


Wolper Productions

Turner Broadcasting System

Hanna-Barbera Cartoons

Note: Not all titles by Hanna-Barbera are owned by Warner Bros.

Cartoon Network Studios

Main article: Cartoon Network Studios

Turner Entertainment Co.

Note: These are the shows that were originally owned by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer along with MGM/UA Television.

MGM Television
MGM/UA Television
United Artists Television
  • Gilligan's Island (1964-1967)
  • The holdings of Associated Artists Productions (a.a.p.), which was sold to UA in 1958. Included are WB's pre-1950 library and the Popeye theatrical cartoons. a.a.p.'s library was technically part of UA's TV division, which continues to be the case under WB/Turner.
Turner Program Services

Independent companies

1. NBC Universal owns ancillary rights, US syndication handled by WBTD, and in the case of Will & Grace, international syndication rights handled by MGM International Television Distribution.

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