Netflix, AMC, CBC & SBS in Oz buy Israeli hit ‘A Body That Works’

Netflix, AMC Networks International, CBC in Canada and SBS in Australia have picked up Israel’s highest-rating drama of 2023, A Body That Works (aka Goof Shlishi). The show is produced by Kuma Studios and follows a childless couple who enlist the help of a surrogate, exploring themes about fertility, family and the autonomy of women’s […]

Kristin Jones steps down as president of int’l TV at Peter Chernin’s North Road

Kristin Jones has stepped down as president of international TV at Peter Chernin’s The North Road Company. Former AMC Networks exec Jones had joined North Road in 2022 as the company launched into the market following its acquisition of Red Arrow Studios’ North American production firms. Jones had worked for North Road, which is backed […]

AMC+ sets ad-supported tier pricing at $4.99 per month

AMC Networks has unveiled pricing for the ad-supported version of its AMC+ streaming service. The new tier, confirmed in April, will cost $4.99 per month versus a with-ads version that costs $8.99. It will provide access to AMC programming, from Better Call Saul to The Walking Dead franchise,plus access to Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC […]

AMC extends ‘The Walking Dead’ spin-offs for second seasons

AMC Networks in the US has extended two of its zombie franchise shows, The Walking Dead: Dead City and The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, for second seasons. The renewals come as The Walking Dead: Dead City concluded its six-part first season on the network yesterday, 23 July, and ahead of the launch of The Walking […]

AMC eyes Talamasca series expansion to its Anne Rice Immortal Universe

AMC Networks is in development on a potential third series in its expanding Anne Rice Immortal Universe. The series would be set in the world of the Talamasca, a secretive organization featured in a number of Rice’s novels that is devoted to studying the supernatural world and keeping mortals safe from its darkest elements. The […]

AMC Networks announces ad tier plans for streaming service AMC+

AMC Networks has unveiled plans to launch an ad-supported version of its AMC+ streaming service later this year. The AMC+ premium streaming bundle which provides customers access to the Shudder, IFC Films Unlimited and Sundance Now, as opposed to being purchased individually, will also be included in the ad-supported tier. The ad-supported version will also […]

Opinion: How to engage with advertisers & why unbranded shows are about to boom

Former Story Lab exec & brand-funded programming expert Luci Sanan tells TBI why advertisers and producers (and even commissioners) should become better friends – and why unbranded content is the future ‘Branded entertainment’ encapsulates a myriad of different models and outcomes. For many, it is synonymous with being a right old pain in the ass: […]

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