Keshet International

INTV: Keshet Int’l launches $55m high-end drama fund

Keshet International’s big week is continuing with the launch of a US$55 million global content fund aimed at high-end drama projects. The launch of the fund comes a day after KI, the international arm of Israeli broadcaster Keshet, confirmed the acquisition of UK producer group Greenbird Media. The new fund is launching in partnership with […]

INTV: Keshet Int’l buys BBC Worldwide out of Greenbird

Keshet International (KI) has acquired a majority stake in UK indies production group Greenbird Media. The deal buys BBC Worldwide (BBCWW) out of the business, and will see KI become the distributor of content from all of the 13 indies London-based Greenbird supports. These companies include Big Light Productions, Flicker Pictures, Kalel Productions and Top […]

Keshet & Woodcut Media renew first-look deal

Following on from the success of a deal struck back in January 2016, global distributor Keshet International (KI) and producer Woodcut Media have renewed their first-look distribution and development deal for another year. The deal gives KI exclusive access to Woodcut’s new unscripted factual crime slate for worldwide distribution. Sebastian Burkhardt, senior vice president of […]

Nordic World signs first post-merger distribution deal

Oslo’s Nordic World has secured its first distribution agreement since joining forces with Digital Content International (DCI). The combined Nordic World-DCI has secured an international coproduction and distribution deal with Canada’s French-speaking pubcaster Radio-Canada / CBC. Keshet International, Cineflix Rights and France Télévisions are also involved in a wider CBC initiative that the former described […]

Hulu gains US rights to Israel’s False Flag

Hulu has acquired exclusive US streaming rights to Israeli espionage thriller False Flag, which is currently in production for its second season. The thriller sees five ordinary citizens implicated in a high profile kidnapping. The show has already been aired by Canal+ in France and sold to Fox Networks Group in a multi-territory deal outside […]

MIPCOM slates – Keshet International & Zee

Keshet International Keshet International is heading to MIPCOM with a slate of eleven original formats, returning dramas, factual and kids programming. The distributor will headline with Masters of Dance (pictured) a competitive dance show now heading towards its second season. Domination, a primetime game show in which a contestant tests their general knowledge against the […]

HBO Asia buys Keshet’s NBC drama

HBO Asia and TVNZ in New Zealand have bought Keshet International’s NBC series The Brave. The deal with HBO Asia will see the drama become available across 18 territories on HBO Asia’s network of channels. These international deals for after The Brave debuted in a 10pm slot on September 25 on NBC in the US […]

TBI Weekly: TV pays respect to top execs

Two prominent execs sadly passed away this month, with many in the industry paying respects for their former colleagues. Over the weekend it emerged that well-liked and well-respected executive David Lyle (pictured) had passed away after a long fight with cancer. Lyle was a prominent figure in the TV business and has worked across FremantleMedia North […]

Keshet hires Gaumont exec for kids TV push

Keshet International (KI) is pushing further into kids TV by hiring a well-known Gaumont Television exec, TBI has learned. Nicola Andrews has been hired as senior sales and commercial director of KI’s new children’s television unit, which was recently launched. She has worked in TV for more than 20 years for companies including Gaumont, Cineflix […]

Digging into CEE

The number of pay TV homes in Central and Eastern Europe are set to fall, but international distributors tell TBI business in the region is booming A Digital TV Research report earlier this year forecast the number of pay television homes in Central and Eastern Europe to fall in 18 territories across the region in […]

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