HBO Max expands reality dating with ‘FBoy Island’

HBO Max has ordered a 10-part reality dating series hosted by comedian and actress Nikki Glaser. FBoy Island was created by Elan Gale (The Bachelor) and has Sam Dean (Love Is Blind) attached as showrunner. The show is being produced by US-based STXalternative and filmed earlier this year in the Cayman Islands, with a summer […]

BBC Studios hires BBC commissioner for history & arts docs

BBC Studios Productions has appointed former commissioner Abigail Priddle as creative director for the history & arts division of its documentary unit. Priddle will provide creative leadership to production teams and assist developing the strategy for history and arts as well as executive producing titles. She will also oversee a portfolio of projects for clients […]

NBCU’s Peacock orders ‘Ted’ remake, based on movie franchise

NBCUniversal (NBCU)’s streamer Peacock has made a straight-to-series order for a TV show based on the 2012 movie Ted. The live-action show is being produced by NBCU’s Universal Content Productions (UCP) and MRC Television, with the movie’s creator Seth MacFarlane in talks to reprise his role voicing the cuddly bear. The series will be based on […]

Carbon Trust explores CO2 footprint of streaming

One hour of streaming video has a carbon footprint equivalent to boiling an average kettle three times, a new report has found. According to a new white paper from The Carbon Trust on the CO2 impact of streaming video on demand, the carbon footprint of consuming VOD content is very small compared to other everyday […]

Locksmith names C4 & Illumination alum as CEO, as Sarah Smith steps down

Liz Murdoch-backed Locksmith Animation has rejigged its senior team, with Natalie Fischer appointed as CEO to replace the outgoing Sarah Smith. Fischer is a former COO of Illumination Entertainment and has been a senior adviser at the company for the past four years, having previously worked at companies including Universal and UK broadcaster Channel 4. […]

India’s Voot & Germany’s Deutsche Welle join up for ‘Her’

Indian AVOD streamer Voot has linked up with German-based international broadcaster Deutsche Welle on a new six-part series that explores the lives of women living in Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Pakistan and Taiwan. Her is from the Indian company’s Voot Studio division and comprises 15-minute long episodes that seek to highlight the stories of women from […]

Amazon, HBO Max & Waave among ‘Conversations With Friends’ deals

Amazon, HBO Max, Lionsgate Play and Waave are among a slew of companies to have pre-bought Conversations With Friends, the upcoming BBC and Hulu drama from the team behind Normal People. The 12 x 30-minute drama has been adapted from the debut novel by Sally Rooney and is being produced by Element Pictures and Endeavor Content, […]

Indian streamer Zee5 to roll out in US

Indian streamer Zee5 is to launch in the US later this month, offering more than 130,000 hours of programming to subscribers. The service, which is currently in beta mode in the country and will formally launch 22 June, will offer exclusive Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi entertainment shows, including its originals. More than 1,600 TV series […]

All3Media acquires NENT Studios UK

All3Media has acquired NENT Studios’ UK distribution business – formerly known as DRG – from Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group). The acquisition adds more than 10,000 hours of shows to All3Media International’s slate, including over 100 formats, with series such as Doc Martin, The Cry, Yorkshire Vet, Manhunt, Catchphrase and Don’t Tell the Bride. Jane Turton, […]

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