Warner Bros. stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, television and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD and Blu-ray, digital distribution, animation, comic books, video games, product and brand licensing, and broadcasting.
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. is a fully integrated, broad-based entertainment company and a global leader in the creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of all forms of entertainment and their related businesses. A WarnerMedia Company, the fully integrated, broad-based Studio is home to one of the most successful collections of brands in the world and stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, television and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD and Blu-ray, digital distribution, animation, comic books, video games, product and brand licensing, and broadcasting. The company's vast library, one of the most prestigious and valuable in the world, consists of more than 100,000 hours of programming, including nearly 8,300 feature films and 5,000 television programs comprised of tens of thousands of individual episodes. Warner Bros. Entertainment's employee population ranges from 5,000 to 10,000 on any given day in North America (depending on the level of television and movie production) and some 2,000 employees overseas.
In 2017, Warner Bros. celebrated its best year ever with over $5.12 billion in worldwide receipts ($2.03 billion domestic, $3.09 international), marking the 11th consecutive year the Studio crossed the $3 billion mark. To date, Warner Bros. remains the only studio to cross the $1 billion mark both domestically and internationally 17 years in a row—an industry record. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment was also the industry's leader for the 17th consecutive year with an overall 18 percent market share. WBHE was #1 in both digital and physical sell-through and topped the family, TV content and theatrical catalog sales categories. Warner Bros. Television Group's WBTV, Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Warner Horizon Unscripted Television, Shed U.S., Telepictures, Warner Bros. Animation and Blue Ribbon Content continued to produce the most popular and successful series for the broadcast, cable, pay and digital marketplaces, with nearly 70 series for the 2017-18 season, including "Young Sheldon," a prequel to television's #1 comedy "The Big Bang Theory," and "Black Lightning," the new critically lauded series on The CW portraying DC's first African American Super Hero. Working across all platforms and outlets, the Studio continued to be a category leader and trendsetter in the digital realm with VOD (transactional and ad-supported), original content, apps and anti-piracy technology. Warner Bros. Digital Networks, responsible for creating and building the Studio's digital video services and growing Warner Bros.' direct-to-consumer capabilities, features projects highlighting key talent and brands, including Ellen DeGeneres, LeBron James and DC Entertainment.