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Netflix set for new French comedy

Netflix is set to launch its next French original comedy, which will be available exclusively to worldwide members in 2018. The unnamed series is an eight episode romantic comedy set in modern day Paris. It follows a group of friends who rally around their perpetually single girlfriend. The half-hour series is directed by Noémie Saglio […]

Legendary names Josh Grode new CEO

Legendary Entertainment has named Josh Grode as its new CEO almost a year after the exit of its former chief and founder Thomas Tull. Grode was formerly at the law firm Irell & Manella, where he advised Legendary for years as well as other media businesses such as Lionsgate and Marvel. He inherits the group […]

Wolter’s Endemol Shine exit triggers North Europe rejig

Top Endemol Shine Group exec Marcus Wolter is to leave the company, sparking a restructure in Germany and Northern Europe. Wolter is CEO of Endemol Shine Germany (ESG) and chairman of Endemol Shine Northern Europe (ESNE), but will leave at the end of January 2018. ESG CFO Ute März, head of strategic development Gabi Abegg […]

Programming duo rises at TBS

TBS, the Turner US cable channel, has promoted two key executives in Brett Weitz’s programming team. Thom Hinkle has been upped to executive VP of original programming, while Jeniffer Kim becomes senior VP of original programming. They will both continue to report to Weitz, who has lead TBS’s programming efforts as EVP since former Fox […]

Sarandos confirms House of Cards restart

After some deliberation on the status of House of Cards (HOC) season six, Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos has confirmed that production will go on for the final season. Last month, the sixth season was put on an extended hiatus as management attempted to resolve the fallout of sexual harassment claims made against Kevin Spacey. […]

Netflix buys in more from China

Netflix has deepened its ties with China’s streaming service iQiyi by ordering more Chinese originals for distribution. The popular streaming service will now have rights to hit drama Tientsin Mystic (pictured) in all territories outside Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore. Television Broadcasts Limited will have rights in Hong Kong and Macau, with TV player […]

Fox launches Nat Geo on-demand service in Europe & Africa

Fox Networks Europe & Africa is following up the launch of on-demand service Fox+ with a new non-demand factual service, National Geographic+. The new service will provide access to National Geographic’s catalogue of content, organised thematically, with portals to serve interest areas including Space, Egypt, World Cultures, Deep-sea Exploration and Human Body. Fox said that […]

Iflix commissions first Malaysian original

Emerging markets-focused streaming service Iflix is launching its first-ever original drama series in Malaysia, KL Gangster: Underworld. The six-part drama, shot entirely in Malaysia, is a spinoff of Skop Productions’ films KL Gangster 1 and 2. It will premiere in mid-2018 exclusively on Iflix. KL’s TV counterpart begins soon after the events of the first […]

ITV Studios back Piv Bernth drama studio

ITV Studios has bought a minority stake in the new drama production house of former DR drama chiefs Piv Bernth (pictured) and Lars Hermann. The pair announced their exits from DR in October, a move that led to an ongoing restructure at the Danish pubcaster. Their prodco, Apple Tree Productions, will focus on high-end Danish […]

Beta joins Sky Germany’s Bridge-inspired Pagan Peak

Sky Germany’s upcoming reimagining of The Bridge has welcomed Munich’s Beta Film as coproducer and distributor. Beta has joined Wiedemann & Berg (Dark), Austria’s Epo-Film Produktionsges and Sky as a producing party on Pagan Peak, which will run to eight hours. Beta and Sky worked together on another original drama, Babylon Berlin, which has been […]