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Hernan Lopez exits in Fox reorganisation

Fox has reorganised its international channels and content division along regional lines in a shake-up that sees Fox International Channels brand dropped and FIC CEO Hernan Lopez exit. The international business will now be organised under the Fox Networks Group banner, with three distinct regional divisions: Europe, Asia and Latin America. Jan Koeppen will become […]

Worldwide seals deal with new prodco Raconteur

BBC Worldwide has sruck a first-look deal with Raconteur, the new UK indie recently set up by William Miller and Ruth Wrigley (pictured). The agreement means Worldwide, the commercial arm of UK pubcaster the BBC, will sell Raconteur’s finished programming and formats. Miller is a former global head of talent at Worldwide. He said: “Both […]

Daily Dancing with the Stars for Colombia

Colombian broadcaster RCN has ordered a local version of international format hit Dancing with the Stars, and will strip the dancing competition series through the week, marking the first time the format has been shown in this way in Latin America. RCN has acquired the format from BBC Worldwide, and Fox Telecolombia will make the […]

Content deals, new launch for Asian Netflix rival

Viu, the recently-launched OTT service from Hong Kong-based telco PCCW, has launched in Singapore, providing local competition to Netflix, which launched there last week. Viu launched in Hong Kong in October, announcing at the time plans to roll out throughout Asia and the Middle East. Its freemium service has now launched in Singapore, the first […]

Show of the week: Who’s Who?

In a risk-averse formats world, Who’s Who? has a good chance of jumping the queue in the battle for buyers’ attention thanks to solid ratings from various international territories, and on-air success as an access and a primetime show. The format sees three contestants race to find out the occupations or hobbies of six guests. They […]

SVT returns to classic format

Sweden’s SVT has commissioned a local remake of classic gameshow format Who’s Who?, 13 years after a previous incarnation ended on the pubcaster. The new version is scheduled to broadcast in spring 2016, with Nordisk Film TV attached to produce. Who’s Who? initially ran on SVT between 1998 and 2003. Banijay Group-owned Nordisk also has […]

Fox poaches Warner exec for formats push

Fox International Channels Content Sales has hired long-serving Warner Bros. sales executive Jess Khanom to oversee a major push into format sales, TBI has learned. Khanom will be FICCS’s head of global format sales, effective immediately, reporting to senior VP and global head of content sales Prentiss Fraser and working out of London. Khanom will […]

The Voice exec launching new Objective prodco

Moira Ross has left Warner Bros.-owned Wall to Wall to set up Panda Television, a new production label at Objective. Ross, who was head of entertainment at Wall to Wall and has exec produced the UK version of The Voice for five years, will move to All3Media-owned Objective in April. As chief creative officer of […]

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