Alberto Pecegueiro to step down as chief at Brazil’s Globosat

Alberto Pecegueiro is to step down as chief of Brazilian pay TV operator Globosat after almost 25 years in the role. Pecegueiro will take up a new position working across joint ventures at Grupo Globo, the pay operator’s parent company, from January next year. The veteran exec oversaw a shift in strategy for the pay […]

BBC One lines up Kelly Macdonald to guest lead on ‘Line Of Duty’

BBC One’s critically acclaimed thriller Line Of Duty has secured its next guest lead.  Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald is to star in the next season of the World Productions-made programme – a high-profile guest role that has previously been played by Stephen Graham, Thandie Newton, Daniel Mays, Keeley Hawes and Lennie James. Macdonald is to play Detective […]

A+E Int’l moves into Spanish-language drama with ‘Hernán’

A+E Networks International has acquired global distribution rights to Hernán, the scripted series that is set to debut on Amazon in Latin America later this month. The show, jointly produced by Spain’s Onza Entertainment and Mexico’s Dopamine, stars Óscar Jaenada as 16th century conquistador and explorer Hernán Cortés, and chronicles how he explored the Americas […]

Carnival Films options Charles Soule’s ‘Anyone’

NBCUniversal-backed Carnival Films has picked up the rights to Charles Soule’s Anyone one month ahead of the novel’s publication. Soule, the author of The Oracle Year, is to adapt his highly anticipated novel for TV, in addition to exec producing alongside Carnival boss Gareth Neame, Nigel Marchant and Joanna Strevens. The novel, which will be published […]

Karen Cogan’s ‘Fled’ tops unproduced TV screenplay table The Brit List

Karen Cogan’s scripted project Fled has been named as the most recommended show of this year’s TV-focused Brit List, a compendium of unproduced screenplays rated by an array of TV representatives. The Brit List: TV details unproduced British screenplays and is based on recommendations from UK-based production companies, talent agencies, financiers and broadcasters. Cogan, who […]

All3Media America appoints Kelsey Boxser as chief people officer

All3Media America has appointed Kelsey Boxser as chief people officer – a role that will see her lead people-first corporate culture initiatives for independent production. Boxser, who is to report into CEO Tim Pastore, will oversee professional development and recruiting programmes that champion diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. She will also implement additional best practices […]

Amazon extends ‘Lord Of The Rings’ into second season

Amazon has renewed its mega-budget TV adaptation of Lord Of The Rings, with the first season still in pre-production. The show is in being filmed in New Zealand and is being written by JD Payne and Patrick McCay. Amazon Studios is producing in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, publishers HarperCollins and Warner Bros. […]

Starzplay re-ups with deal with Intigral for Saudi Arabia

SVOD Starzplay has announced a multi-year deal with Saudi Telecom Company (STC)-owned Intigral, renewing its agreement with the telco for the second time. The deal sees Starzplay’s full service and content library available to STC’s broadband users along with subscribers to its Jawwy TV OTT platform. Starzplay, owned by Lionsgate, is available in 20 countries […]

Fremantle on board ‘Robber Baron’s Daughter’ adaptation from new indie Three Tables

Fremantle is developing an adaptation of The Robber Baron’s Daughter with new drama indie Three Tables, set up by former Leopard Pictures exec David Chikwe, UK Film Council’s Himesh Kar and entrepreneur JT Wong.  One of the outfit’s first projects is a series adaptation of Jamila Gavin’s haunting mystery thriller that will be penned by […]

Hulu carries out 20% price hike of live TV service

Less than a week after the launch of Disney+, Disney-owned Hulu has announced that it is raising the price of its Hulu with Live TV service by 20%. Starting 18 December, customers will pay $54.99 per month, up from $44.99 per month. This follows a similar price increase from $39.99 per month to $44.99 per […]