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NBC’s Jennifer Salke replaces Roy Price at Amazon Studios

NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke is set to become Amazon Studio’s head of content, replacing Roy Price who departed in October. Price departed the company amid sexual harassment claims late last year, which preceeded the departures of Amazon Studios department heads such as Joe Lewis and Conrad Riggs. In the interim, Amazon Studios COO Albert Cheng […]

NBC develops comedy with Glee co-creator

NBC is developing half-hour comedy Danni Lowinski with Glee co-creator Ian Brennan, Tariq Jalil’s Intrigue Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV. Danni Lowinski is based on a 2010 German TV series, which has been sold extensively around the world. The US version will follow a working class woman who is rejected by traditional law firms […]

Hulu adds 3,000 episodes of classic TV

Hulu is set to add near 3,000 episodes of classic shows after expanded agreements with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution. The US streaming service will add hit comedies, dramas and iconic series such as How I Met Your Mother, Bones and Glee. Some shows have been added and others will follow in coming weeks. The […]

Chernin hires Glee producer as TV chief

Peter Chernin (left) has recruited Glee producer Dante Di Loreto as president of TV at his media firm, Chernin Entertainment. Di Loreto has a long list of US cable and network TV credits including Glee and its spin-off The Glee Project, NBS comedy The New Normal and FX series American Horror Story. At Chernin he […]

LA Screenings: CBS Global Distribution

Armando Nuñez, president and CEO, CBS Global Distribution Group Studio chief Armando Nuñez tells TBI what buyers can expect from this year’s crop of new dramas and comedies. TBI: How important is the LA Screenings compared with the various other international markets? AN: It has become the most important event of the year and the actual […]

Asian Netflix rival raises $30m

A new Southeast Asian SVOD service has raised US$30 million as it rolls out across the region. iflix, which claims to offer thousands of hours of entertainment content, secured the funding in a round led by international investment firm Catcha Group – which co-founded the initiative with Evolution Media Capital – and leading Philippines telecoms […]

UK court ruling could force Glee name change

A British judge has ruled Glee producer Twentieth Century Fox has breached copyright over usage of the show’s name, potentially leading to an expensive rebranding process. According to The Daily Telegraph newspaper, comedy company Comic Enterprises had claimed Fox had breached its copyright of the phrase ‘The Glee Club’ by broadcasting it in the UK. […]

News brief: Glee’s Kevin McHale gets UK panel show pilot

UK digital channel E4 is piloting Virtually Famous, a panel show that will be hosted by Glee star Kevin McHale. The US star will preside over the celebrity-themed show with Jessica Kanppett (The Inbetweeners Movie) and UK comedian James Acaster the team captains. The pilot was filmed this week in London. The producers said the […]

Fox realigns domestic syndie arm

21st Century Fox has moved to bring its syndication arm Twentieth Television under the umbrella of production wing Twentieth Century Fox Television. Greg Meidel will continue to head up Twentieth Television as president, but now reports into TCFTV c-chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden. He previously reported to Fox News CEO and chairman Robert Ailes, […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]