Warner Bros. Discovery

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

300,000€ - 399,999€

Financial year: Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

5.5 Fte (9)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

1

High-level Commission meetings

11

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Warner Bros. Discovery   (WBD)

    EU Transparency Register

    288009010205-61 First registered on 13 Dec 2012

    Goals / Remit

    WBD is broadcaster, producer and on-demand streamer of high-quality audiovisual content (film and television). As we were recently formed via a merger of Warner Media and Discovery, we currently have EU headquarters in the Netherlands, Sweden and Czech Republic for different parts of the business, and other significant places of business in Munich, Paris, Warsaw, Milan, Madrid and Copenhagen.

    Main EU files targeted

    Digital Services Act
    Digital Market Act
    AVMS Directive
    Media Freedom
    Copyright Directive
    Data Protection
    Competition Policy
    Sports Policy

    Address

    Head Office
    Kraanspoor 20,
    Amsterdam 1033SE
    NETHERLANDS
    EU Office
    Kraanspoor 20
    Amsterdam 1033 - 1033
    NETHERLANDS

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    9

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%3
    75%2
    25%4

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    5.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 05 Feb 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Michael KOLZ 22 Oct 2022 20 Oct 2023
    Mr ross biggam 20 Apr 2016 18 Nov 2016

    Complementary Information

    The persons responsible for the organisation works with individuals within the business on key issues. These can be full time legal specialists, communications specialists or business operational specialists

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Companies & groups

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT)
    European Group of Television Advertising (EGTA)
    European Coalition of Video on Demand
    Motion Picture Association (MPA)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Other financial info

    Please note that as a newly-merged entity we do not yet have current full-year consolidated accounts. Nor are the budgets from our legacy businesses yet fully centralised. The estimated amount of expenditure will need to be revised at our next annual update.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    11 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 22 Nov 2022 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Discussion on rule of law in Poland, including the media sector.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Didier Reynders
      Portfolio Justice
      Commission
      • Geneviève Tuts (Cabinet member)
      • Joachim Herrmann (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Dec 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Media freedom in PL
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Commission
      • Věra Jourová (Vice-President)
    • Date 16 Sep 2021 Location Online
      Subject Competition/media related issues
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Commission
      • Anne Funch Jensen (Cabinet member)
      • Kim Jorgensen (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Sep 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Media freedom and pluralism, RoL
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Agnieszka Skonieczna (Cabinet member)
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Jul 2021 Location online
      Subject European Politics and the Green Deal
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Anthony Agotha (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Dec 2020 Location video conference
      Subject Rule of law situation in Poland, including media related aspects
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Didier Reynders
      Portfolio Justice
      Commission
      • Joachim Herrmann (Cabinet member)
    • Date 30 Oct 2020 Location videoconference
      Subject Media policy in Member States
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Commission
      • Věra Jourová (Vice-President)
    • Date 29 Oct 2020 Location Brussels - video conference
      Subject EU Green Deal
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice-President)
    • Date 21 Jan 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject The European Green Deal and sustainable finance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni
      Portfolio Economy
      Commission
      • Marco Piantini (Cabinet member)
    • Date 26 Jan 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD)
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Hanna Hinrikus (Cabinet member)
      • Juhan Lepassaar (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Mar 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Investment plan and EU economic outlook
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Edward Bannerman (Cabinet member)
      • Miguel Gil Tertre (Cabinet member)
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