NBCU takes Hayu to Germany with Amazon Channels

NBCUniversal’s reality streamer Hayu has launched in Germany and Austria, where it is available on Amazon Prime Video Channels. Hayu offers shows including Keeping Up With the Kardashians and its spin-offs, along with The Real Housewives, and the Below Deck franchises. The service offers a variety of unscripted sub-genres in English language including: Home and […]

News round-up: Insight TV lands on Pluto TV; SPI channels head to Germany & Russia; Love Nature expands in Lat Am

Insight TV heads to Pluto TV UHD broadcaster Insight TV has launched three of its channels on ViacomCBS-owned AVOD Pluto TV in the UK and Germany as both continue their accelerated growth. The millennial-focused broadcaster has brought three of its channels to the service: lifestyle channel Insight TV; action-focused channel InTrouble; and science/technology/knowledge channel InWonder. […]

AMC Networks to cut 10% of US staff as streaming restructure revealed

AMC Networks is cutting around 10% of its US staff, as it become the latest media operator to refocus its efforts on streaming amid the pandemic. Around 100 members of staff are set to be affected following the revamp, which will see it put more emphasis on its OTT services rather than its traditional networks. […]

‘Succession’ and ‘Chernobyl’ named best shows at Edinburgh TV Awards

HBO series Succession won the accolade for best international drama at this year’s annual UK-based Edinburgh TV Awards. Show creator Jesse Armstrong accepted the plaudit for the series about the dysfunctional owners of a global media empire, which has been renewed for a third season. Jane Featherstone’s London-based indie Sister Pictures took home two awards […]

Good Caper Content preps factual human trafficking series with survivor Toni Rivera

ITV America’s true crime prodco Good Caper Content has partnered with actor Tisha Campbell to develop and produce a new unscripted series focused on human-trafficking survivor and activist Toni Rivera. Campbell and Rivera will executive produce the series, alongside Good Caper Content president Kathryn Vaughan and producer Andrew Jameson. Having been trafficked at a young age, […]

‘Night Manager’ prodco Character 7 to adapt Casey Benedict thrillers

Stephen Garrett’s London-based production outfit Character 7 has won the rights to adapt novelist Holly Watt’s thrillers To The Lions and The Dead Line for the screen. Watt’s books follow the adventures of globetrotting reporter Casey Benedict, with To The Lions charting her investigation into a series of mysterious incidents in a Moroccan refugee camps, […]

Series Mania confirms dates & details for physical event in Lille

European drama festival Series Mania has unveiled new dates for its 2021 edition and revealed plans for an online and physical event, which like previous years will be based out of the French city of Lille. The Series Mania Festival will run 28 May to 5 June, while the Series Mania Forum will be held in the […]

Stan, Amazon & others buy C4 & HBO Max AIDS drama ‘It’s A Sin’

Broadcasters and platforms in Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America and Australasia have signed pre-sale agreements for Studiocanal-owned RED Production Company’s drama It’s A Sin, following deals with distributor All3Media International. The five-part drama is written and executive produced by Russell T Davies (Queer As Folk, Doctor Who) and executive produced by Nicola Shindler (Happy […]

ViacomCBS unveils diverse Lat Am slate, following 25% budget pledge

ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) in Latin America has revealed three new projects to have emerged from its previously announced policy to spend 25% of its budget on creating and developing Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) content. The initiative, revealed as part of the company’s No Diversity, No Commission global policy in October, is designed […]

HBO Europe, Starzplay and more take coming-of-age drama ‘We Are Who We Are’ global

Broadcasters and platforms across the world have acquired Luca Guadagnino’s eight-part drama We Are Who We Are, following a slew of deals with distributor Fremantle. The series has travelled to 133 territories in total, with agreements struck with M-Net for South Africa, HBO Europe for the Nordics, Spain, Portugal and CEE, HBO for Latin America and the […]