BBC’s iPlayer heads to Sky as part of content, tech deal

The BBC in the UK has struck a deal that covers content and technology with domestic competitor Sky, with the public broadcaster’s on demand service iPlayer becoming available via the pay TV platform as a result. The main feature of the deal is the availability of the BBC iPlayer app and connected red-button service on […]

Zig Zag appoints Ronnie Krensel to head up US operation

UK-based Zig Zag Productions has appointed executive producer and showrunner Ronnie Krensel to lead its operation in the US. Krensel becomes EVP of Zig Zag USA and will be responsible for heading up the company’s US business, developing and pitching content and branded projects to international streamers, digital platforms and local networks. He has previously […]

Exclusive: Sony, All3 eye Red Arrow Studios as sales process heats up

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and All3Media are understood to be among leading suitors for Red Arrow Studios, as the sale of ProSiebenSat.1’s production arm heats up. The German media giant was revealed in September to be considering selling the production group, which houses the likes of Deep State producer Endor Productions, The Circus firm Left/Right […]

Banijay merges Italian prodcos DryMedia and Magnolia into single entity

Banijay Group is merging its Italian production businesses DryMedia and Magnolia into a single entity. Banijay Italia will focus on unscripted production and is to be led by CEO Fabrizio Ievollella, who previously headed up DryMedia and has been with the company since 2002. He will be joined by fellow DryMedia execs Danila Battiglini, who […]

Amazon follows tennis star Andy Murray’s road to recovery in feature doc

Amazon Prime Video is readying the roll-out of a feature doc on tennis player Andy Murray, charting the star’s road to recovery following hip surgery. Andy Murray: Resurfacing will track the tennis champ over the two-year period since sustaining a chronic hip injury, during which he has undergone multiple surgeries all while his ranking has […]

Red Arrow Studios fuels ProSiebenSat.1 revenues as advertising declines

Red Arrow Studios’ revenues have soared by almost a quarter over the last three months, helping to offset a fall in advertising at parent company ProSiebenSat.1, which is looking to sell the production business. While ProSiebenSat.1’s core advertising revenues fell by 6% during the quarter, overall revenues were up 4% to €926 million thanks to […]

Citizen Pictures poaches Dorsey exec for development

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives producer Citizen Pictures has appointed Dorsey Pictures exec Katie Alvord to oversee its development slate. Alvord becomes VP of development at Citizen and will report to the company’s CEO and president Frank Matson. She will be based in the company’s Denver headquarters and will work alongside VP of development and production […]