Paramount rejigs global streaming team with expanded remits for Jeff Grossman & Amy Kuessner

Paramount Global has rejigged its streaming team with two promotions, including an expanded remit for global content exec Jeff Grossman. Grossman has been upped to become EVP of programming at Lawmen: Bass Reeves streamer Paramount+ and will lead the streamer’s “holistic” programming strategy, reporting to Paramount streaming CEO Tom Ryan. The exec was most recently […]

India’s Zee5 Global reveals aggregation play with South Asian streamers

India-based Zee5 Global is to start aggregating other South Asian streamers within its platform. Zee5 Global Add-ons will offer subscribers in the US a single-window to access South Asian entertainment streamers via its service, with platforms priced from $1.49. It will allow customers to watch content across languages from streaming platforms including Simply South (all […]

Curiosity Inc hires Blue Ant & Off the Fence alum Ludo Dufour to lead licensing

Factual streamer Curiosity Inc has appointed former Blue Ant Media and Off the Fence exec Ludo Dufour to the newly created role of VP of licensing. Dufour will lead the global licensing of Curiosity’s portfolio of factual films, series and specials, which spans history, technology, science, nature and wildlife, travel and adventure. Shows include David Attenborough’s […]

Fremantle settles with ‘Got Talent’ host David Walliams following off-camera comments

Fremantle has reached an “amicable resolution” with David Walliams, the former host of ITV’s competition show Britain’s Got Talent, who was suing the production group after his off-camera comments about contestants were leaked in the press. The settlement was struck two months after it emerged that Walliams was taking legal action against Fremantle-owned Thames, suing […]

Banijay to ‘ambitiously expand’ branded content with Carlotta Rossi Spencer-led division

Banijay plans to “ambitiously expand” its branded content activities by launching a central, standalone division led by Carlotta Rossi Spencer that will work across the production group’s 21-country footprint. Banijay Branded Entertainment (BBE) will look to create content for brands both at a local and global level, working with ad agencies and companies themselves to […]

‘Tinder Swindler’ firm Raw recruits Netflix’s Jonny Taylor as creative director

Raw, the UK factual production company behind The Tinder Swindler and Three Identical Strangers has hired Netflix’s Jonny Taylor as creative director. Taylor will take up his new role in December, joining the senior leadership team, and working alongside Raw founders Dimitri Doganis and Bart Layton, as well as creative director Liesel Evans and EVP […]