Netflix shares dive 12% after big subscription miss

Netflix shares have slumped by more than 12% after the world’s biggest streamer revealed a big miss in its predicted subscriber growth and a loss of 130,000 customers in the US. The second quarter results proved grim reading for the streaming giant, which has been increasing prices over the past six months including hikes of […]

Studio Lambert promotes Maddie Sinclair, hires Mammoth Screen exec

All3Media-backed Studio Lambert has promoted its head of development Maddie Sinclair to become an executive producer at the company, and hired an exec from fellow UK prodco Mammoth Screen to take her previous role. Sinclair joined Studio Lambert in 2016 from BBC Studios and is being replaced by James Gandhi, who becomes head of development. […]

Dr Oz’s Jungo TV strikes int’l deal for LGBTQ channel Here TV

Channels operator Jungo TV is to launch an international network targeting female and LGBTQ viewers after striking a deal with US-based Here Media. The partnership will see Jungo TV, launched in 2016 by TV show host Dr Mehmet Oz, distribute Here Media’s Here TV channel via cable, satellite and OTT services. The 24/7 channel will […]

Awesome expands into graphic novels with ‘Retrograde’

Awesome Media & Entertainment is expanding into the graphic novel space with a bespoke studio. The studio will sit within the Kew Media Group-backed prodco’s fiction publishing arm Awesome Reads, launched in September, and develop high-concept, character-driven comics for adults that will also be developed for the screen. It is to debut its inaugural title […]

A+E’s Crime+Investigation launches in German-speaking markets

A+E Networks’ true crime channel has expanded its European footprint, launching in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.  Crime+Investigation, which will launch with regular programmes as well as local commissions, will be available in 4m households via pay-TV platforms Sky, Telekom, Vodafone, Unitymedia, 1 & 1, M7, UPC (Switzerland and Austria), Teleclub, Content4TV, SuisseDigital, A1, Liwest and 3. […]

Renowned Films hires Gobstopper exec to head development

UK- and US-based production outfit Renowned Films has appointed former Gobstopper Television executive Chris Broughall as its head of development. Broughall will be responsible for overseeing the company’s development strategy with a focus to expand its factual-entertainment formats. He takes up the position immediately and is based in the company’s London office, reporting to Renowned’s […]

eOne alum Michael Rosenberg joins Untitled Entertainment

Entertainment One’s former head of scripted TV Michael Rosenberg has joined LA-based agency and producer Untitled Entertainment. Rosenberg has been working as an independent producer since leaving his post as EVP of US scripted TV at the Canadian-US studio in 2014. He had been upped from SVP to EVP in 2012 soon after the exit […]

Disney’s global content sales chief Janice Marinelli steps down

Disney’s president of global content sales and distribution Janice Marinelli (pictured), who has been with the company for more than 30 years, is stepping down from her position. Marinelli was most recently overseeing US and international programme sales for the Mouse House, as well as distribution of its direct-to-consumer apps to platforms and networks around […]

Fremantle’s Talkback appoints Jonno Richards as MD

Fremantle has hired Jonno Richards as MD of UK comedy label and Celebrity Juice producer Talkback. The exec takes on the role permanently after having served as acting MD since May. Prior to becoming MD, Richards served as director of programmes at Talkback, exec producing shows including Shopping With Keith Lemon, Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow […]