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Vevo president and CEO Erik Huggers steps down

Erik Huggers has stepped down as the president and CEO of major label-backed music video and entertainment platform Vevo. In a statement Vevo said that Huggers had decided to leave to “pursue new opportunities” and thanked him for his work since joining the company in 2015. Vevo’s chief finance officer Alan Price has become interim […]

Spurlock dropped from projects after misconduct admission

After Supersize Me’s Morgan Spurlock admitted to previous accounts of sexual misconduct, he has been dropped from a range of projects and left the prodco he founded. Last week, Spurlock admitted on Twitter that he may have previously committed acts of sexual misconduct and that he feels he is “part of the problem” that has […]

BBC Two plots Harvey Weinstein doc

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is to be the subject of a feature length doc from UK pubcaster BBC Two. Weinstein (WT) will look at the rise and fall of the producer, whose career is in tatters after multiple allegations of rape, sexual assault and other bizarre sexual practices. The doc will run to 90 […]

Doc boss Sheila Nevins exiting HBO after 38 years

HBO Documentary Films’ influential president Sheila Nevins is leaving the premium US pay business after 38 years, saying, “I don’t have to die there”. Nevins, 78, has run all documentary output for HBO and its smaller sister channels such as Cinemax since 2004, but confirmed her departure to US outlets over the weekend. In an […]

Analysis – The Mouse catches the Fox: how Disney-Fox might look

While AT&T’s US$85 billion acquisition of Time Warner is the biggest media deal in purely numerical terms (if it gets done), The Walt Disney Company picking off rival 21st Century Fox marks a seminal moment in TV and film history. The deal, which the companies believe will close in 12 to 18 months, knocks off […]

BT strikes deal with Sky for Now TV and sports

BT has agreed a deal to sell Sky’s low-cost OTT TV service Now TV to BT TV customers. Sky will make the full Now TV service, which includes content such as Sky Sports, Sky Cinema and the Sky Atlantic channel, available via BT TV set-tops. BT will be able to sell Now TV subscriptions direct […]

Netflix and web giants protest as FCC votes to repeal net neutrality

Netflix and other web giants have lashed out after US legislators voted to repeal net neutrality laws in the US, in a move that was welcomed by internet service providers (ISPs). The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted three to two in favour of rolling back rules that were introduced during the Obama administration, with the […]

Netflix doubles down on true crime with Gibney

Streaming giant Netflix’s successes in the true crime genre have led to the commission of two new doc series, including one from Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (pictured). The shows – Gibney’s Dirty Money, and Rotten, which is from Zero Point Zero Productions (Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown) – are the latest in a series of unscripted […]

ABC’s Good Doctor travels to Japan with Wowow

Japan’s premium pay-TV broadcaster Wowow has acquired exclusive Japanese broadcast rights to hit drama series The Good Doctor. The Sony Pictures Television and ABC copro, which currently airs on ABC in the US, is set to premiere in Japan on April 2018. The series has been a breakout hit in the States, becoming the number […]

Paramount & Anonymous team with Condé Nast for scripted

Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have signed a first look deal with Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE) for new scripted projects. The deal is effective immediately, with Paramount and Anonymous, who are long term production partners, given the opportunity to join CNE in producing scripted projects. CNE has had eight series sold or renewed in 2017, including […]

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