Banijay UK launches scripted label Double Dutch, with Iona Vrolyk

Banijay UK has launched a new scripted label, Double Dutch, led by drama producer Iona Vrolyk. Vrolyk has been with the Banijay Group’s Tiger Aspect since 2013, during which time she hs developed and produced returning series for UK broadcasters, including Cuffs for BBC One, The Good Karma Hospital for ITV and Intergalactic for Sky […]

CBS Studios launches BIPOC-focused label with Alex Kurtzman & Jenny Lumet

ViacomCBS-owned CBS Studios has partnered with Jenny Lumet and Alex Kurtzman to launch 25 Stories, a new multiplatform production label aimed at amplifying voices of colour and creating sustainable career paths, from staff writer to showrunner. Veteran NBC Entertainment exec Bruce Evans, former EVP of current programming, will lead 25 Stories as EVP. CBS Studios […]

Hulu promotes originals execs Ashley Chang & Beth Osisek to VP roles

Disney-owned US streamer Hulu has promoted Ashley Chang to VP of content development for original drama and Beth Osisek to VP of original documentaries and limited series. Chang previously served as director of drama for Hulu Originals, bringing in several new and upcoming titles to the platform including Dopesick, Conversations With Friends and Love, Victor. […]

Discovery exec Anil Jhingan upped to president & MD, APAC

Discovery has promoted Anil Jhingan to the role of president and MD of Asia Pacific, following the exit of current regional head Simon Robinson. He will be based in London and report directly to JB Perrette, president and CEO of Discovery Streaming and International. Jhingan will assume the post on 1 November, while Robinson is […]

Off The Fence launches ‘Harry Potter’-themed travel series for global sales

ZDF Enterprises-owned European factual producer and distributor Off The Fence has launched an upcoming Harry Potter-themed travel series for global distribution. Produced by Dash Pictures, the six-part Fantastic Friends follows James and Oliver Phelps, who played the Weasley twins in the Harry Potter movie franchise, based on the books by JK Rowling, as they travel the […]

NENT Group poaches SVT acquisitions boss Stephen Mowbray for Viaplay

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group has appointed SVT exec Stephen Mowbray to a newly created acquisitions role at its SVOD service, Viaplay. Mowbray has been named head of series and kids at NENT Group, with responsibility for series and kids content acquisitions for the streamer. He will take up his new role at the start of […]

IMDb TV orders original comedy from Shea Serrano & Michael Schur

Amazon-owned AVOD IMDb TV has ordered Primo (working title), a new original single-camera comedy from Shea Serrano and Michael Schur. Primo is a coming-of-age comedy about a teenager balancing college aspirations, societal expectations, and a hectic home life anchored by his single mom and five uncles. The half-hour series, which is being produced by Amazon […]

SBS Australia hears ‘Voices Of The Dead’ in Cineflix Rights factual deal

Australian pubcaster SBS has acquired more than 20 hours of factual content, following a deal with UK distributor Cineflix Rights. Among the new content heading to the services is Sandstone Global’s 3 x 60-minute Voices Of The Dead, which was originally commissioned for Channel 5 in the UK and sees Professor Bettany Hughes using new […]

HBO Max launches in Nordics & Spain as European rollout begins

WarnerMedia’s premium streaming service HBO Max has begun rolling out in Europe. The streamer, which brings together content from brands including Warner Bros., HBO, DC and Cartoon Network, has launched in the Nordics and Spain as the beginning of its 27-territory rollout. To kick off HBO Max’s availability, the company is running a month-long promotion […]

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