Alon Shtruzman


INTV: Keshet Int’l launches $55m high-end drama fund

Keshet International’s big week is continuing with the launch of a US$55 million global content fund aimed at high-end drama projects. The launch of the fund comes a day after KI, the international arm of Israeli broadcaster Keshet, confirmed the acquisition of UK producer group Greenbird Media. The new fund is launching in partnership with […]

Keshet buys German prodco Tresor

Keshet International has made its first company acquisition, buying German producer Tresor TV Produktions. The deal, financial terms of which were not revealed, marks “a new frontier” for Keshet Media Group’s international arm, according to KI CEO Alon Shtruzman. Best known as an unscripted producer of local versions of Top Model, DIY SOS and Popstars, Tresor will […]

Keshet International adding to the MX

In December, Keshet International’s Asia chief, Gary Pudney, told TBI about the distributor’s plans for new offices and staff in the region. As NATPE Miami starts, the company’s Latin America boss, Kelly Wright, picks up the story, telling Stewart Clarke about plans for a Mexican production unit and an expanded local sales team. Keshet International […]

NBC, Homeland team prep for Waking Lions

US broadcaster NBC has kicked off the 2017-18 buying season by adding a pair of dramas to its slate, one coming from Homeland creator Gideon Raff and Keshet Studios. The shows are Waking Lions – which is from Raff, Israel-based Keshet’s US studio arm and Universal Television – and Salvation, which is from Law & […]

Change at Sparks Eccho as Keshet nabs Asia boss

Sparks Eccho Group has found a new Asian chief, with former incumbent Gary Pudney (pictured) moving to launch a new Hong Kong office for distributor Keshet International. Local market veteran Nixon Yau Lim has joined Sparks Eccho Group as head of Asia. Pudney, meanwhile, has joined Keshet Media Group-owned KI in the new role of […]

Keshet Int’l launches US studio

Israel’s Keshet International has become the latest overseas content group to launch an LA-based production studio. Keshet Studios will oversee development, production, packaging, promotion and sales of Keshet’s scripted programming catalogue, which currently runs to more than 30 formats, in the US. Veteran drama executive Peter Traugott has been hired as Keshet Studios’s president of […]

Independent thinking

The LA Screenings see thousands of buyers head to Los Angeles to peruse the Hollywood studio’s latest offerings. However, May isn’t entirely about the majors and the Latins and independents are keen to make the most of the buyers’ time, reports Stewart Clarke It is little wonder that international buyers always cite the LA Screenings […]

Year in Review, part three: 2015

This week, executives from across the board have revealed the moments that defined the industry for the industry and their companies. In the final part of TBI’s Year in Review special, top names predict the big news we’ll be bringing to you throughout 2015.   OTT players acquiring production companies or even one of the […]

Rising Star set for China

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has bought Keshet International’s quick-selling singing format Rising Star. CCTV has commissioned a two-season, 30 episode run of the format, which Enlight Media will produce for CCTV-3. “We are excited about this format because of its cross-platform and interactive features, which are things that have never been seen before in Chinese […]

Atlantique, Keshet UK pour resource into Crater Lake

French drama producer Atlantique Productions and the UK arm of Israel’s Keshet International are co-developing an 8x52mins drama. Crater Lake is being billed as “a life-affirming, character-driven show about death” from author and MICE/Gordin Cell creator Ron Leshem. Gordin Cell is being adapted in the US for broadcast network NBC as Allegiance, which picked up […]