Amazon Prime Video to introduce advertisements from 2024

Amazon is to introduce advertisements on its Prime Video service from next year, the retail giant has said. Prime Video said the move was necessary to “continue investing in compelling content” and to “keep increasing that investment over a long period of time”, pointing to spending on shows such as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Ads […]

NBC reboots ‘Got Talent’ in US with ‘AGT: Fantasy League’

NBC in the US is spinning off another version of Fremantle and Syco Entertainment’s Got Talent format, this time with AGT: Fantasy League. The show is described as being similar to a fantasy sports draft, with judges choosing a roster of acts picked from 40 winners, finalists, viral stars and fan favourites from America’s Got […]

Banijay Productions France elevates Florence Fayard to CEO

Banijay’s management reshuffle in France continues, with Florence Fayard promoted to CEO of Banijay Productions France. Having served as managing director since 2018, she will now take full oversight of the label, managing the projects in development and diversifying the pipeline. Fayard’s promotion follows François de Brugada’s move to Banijay Events, who, alongside being CEO […]

Escapade Media adds Magnify’s Anthony Appell for US & Scandinavia sales

Sydney-based distributor Escapade Media has appointed Magnify Media exec Anthony Appell to oversee sales in the US and Scandinavia. He will cover selected linear and streaming clients in these regions and will work with James Braham, each taking care of their own US clients, while broadening the company’s reach in relation to commissioning, co-productions and […]

ITV ‘of course’ looking again at ‘great business’ All3Media, says Carolyn McCall

ITV CEO Carolyn McCall has confirmed that the broadcaster is looking again at a potential acquisition of Traitors producer All3Media, describing the company as “a great business”. All3, which is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery and Liberty Global, went on the block earlier this year and ITV had initially been the frontrunner to buy the […]

How La Rochelle illuminated France’s burgeoning drama industry

The 25th edition of La Rochelle’s Festival de la Fiction highlighted the expanding scope of French drama on all fronts, writes Marie-Agnès Bruneau. La Rochelle’s Festival de la Fiction marked once more a renewal in French drama, which is getting more diversified not only in terms of genres and styles, but also in terms of […]

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